Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
DNP, EdM, ANP, FNP, PMHNP
Accepting new clients for evening and weekend appointments
House calls in Manhattan only; no office visits
Offers remote video sessions
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Sat: 9:00am- 1:00pm
Specialties & expertise
Dr. Raymond Zakhari is a triple-board certified (Psychiatric Mental Health, Adult-Adolescent Health, Family Health) nurse practitioner, trained in sex therapy. He makes medical and psychiatric house calls in Manhattan, New York. He specializes in a wide-range of areas, including addiction, sex therapy, medication management, men’s health, and the specific challenges that older adults may face, like dementia.
Since Dr. Zakhari only makes house calls, he is able to spend time getting to know his patients inside and out in the comfort of their own home. He believes it is important to have a primary care provider who can address both your physical and mental health needs. When working with individuals with addictions, he utilizes a combination of medication and various therapy modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). He helps his patients develop healthier coping mechanisms and find additional resources to help them on their road to recovery.
Dr. Zakhari truly cares about every one of his patients and wants to make sure that all of their health needs are being taken care of. He is currently appointed to the Department of Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Payne Whitney Manhattan/Weill-Cornell. He earned his doctorate of nursing practice from Chatham University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Men's health – Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Addictions – Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Integrated care — Utilizing a combination of medication and talk therapy to help improve symptoms
Sexual issues – Supporting individuals to work towards achieving satisfying sexual lives and functioning; including sexual desire, arousal, and performance or functioning
Dementia – Supporting older adults as they experience dementia
Medication management – Optimizing psychopharmacological medications
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Bipolar disorder – Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Chronic illness – Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Compulsive behaviors – Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Religious issues – Resolving conflicts between personal values, choices, and religion; addressing religious tensions within families; connecting religious traditions and practice with daily living; exploring a new relationship with religion and spirituality
Spirituality – Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Dr. Zakhari is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $600 (60min)
Substance use disorder and addiction treatment: $800 (60min)
Sex Therapy Evaluation: $2000 (4 sessions, 60min each)
Sex Therapy sessions: $600 (60min)
Long-acting injectables: $300-$600, plus session fee.
Please contact Dr. Zakhari if you are interested in a retainer arrangement.
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is determined on an individual basis. The patient may request a coded receipt/proof of payment which includes ICD-10 and CPT code for out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“Do you like being in a codependent relationship with your therapist for years? How about taking ever increasing doses of medication with little effect? Would you like to have a functional relationship with an experienced health care provider who can treat you completely (body, mind, and spirit)? Someone who you can ask about caring for your aging parent with dementia to helping you explore your kinkiest fetish? This is a participatory integrative care practice for those who value results.”
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell, On staff, 2007 - Present
New York University, Comprehensive Training in Human Sexuality/ Sex Therapy
Chatham University, DNP, 2017
Hunter College, Post Master's Certificate PMHNP, 2015
Mount Saint Mary College, Post Master's FNP, 2014
Teacher's College, EdM, 2011
Columbia University, ANP, 2009
Hunter College, MS, 2003
Liberty University, BSN, 1998