Seth Resnick

Seth Resnick

Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, evening, and weekend appointments


 

Clientele

Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Parents
Seniors (65+)

Hours

Mon: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Tue: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Wed: Closed
Thu: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Fri: 3:30m-5:00pm
Sat: Varies
Sun: Varies

Specialties & expertise

  • Medication management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Substance use
  • Depression
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Resnick is board-certified and maintains clinical practice and expertise in General Psychiatry as well as Pain Medicine and Palliative Medicine, and in Addiction Medicine, the only physician in the country with this combined specialization. He has pursued scientific investigation, written journal articles, and contributed to texts in these fields. Dr. Resnick attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he received a Distinction in Research and participated in the Humanities and Medicine Program. He was selected to this early in his undergraduate education at best nationally-ranked Williams College where he graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English. He underwent training at New York University School of Medicine, also working at Bellevue Hospital Center, as well as at the New York Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, as part of his residency in Psychiatry there. He pursued a fellowship in Pain and Palliative Care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where he is one of the few psychiatrists to have completed the program in its history.

Dr. Resnick is currently working to serve as Chair of Psychiatry to establish and implement the behavioral health program for one of the largest ambulatory care multisite medical practices in the New York metro area with 40+ locations serving Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Prior to this, he has served as the Chief of General Medical Psychiatric Services at Lenox Hill Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Hofstra University School of Medicine. He was previously Service Chief of the Chronic Pain and Recovery Center at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, where he served patients with a condition that is complex and multifactorial, requiring the interdisciplinary approach provided at this unique and innovative program, addressing a major issue in contemporary medicine in an area of high clinical need with no other such intensive comprehensive treatment available in the region. Prior to that, Dr. Resnick served as Director of Supportive Services at Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, staffing the Departments of Psychiatry as an Attending Physician at both St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center where he was jointly appointed and maintained an affiliation in the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care as he continued to pursue clinical study in this area. His unique background, including specialty training in an oncology setting, served his vision to provide interdisciplinary care in supporting individuals with cancer through all stages of their disease in managing and coping with associated physical symptoms, psychosocial issues, and spiritual distress.

Dr. Resnick has an interest in brain stimulation therapies, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Direct Current Stimulation, as well as Electroconvulsive Therapy, for Mood Disorders and other psychiatric conditions as well as various pain syndromes, and is affiliated with the Institute for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of New York within the Beth Israel Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, contributing to research conducted there. He has also formulated a study on the Psychological Aspects of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, also speculating about contrasting effects of facial deformity and reconstructive surgery in patients with breast and head & neck cancer.

Dr. Resnick has experience training in other modalities of psychotherapy including intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy. He is also a proponent of adjuvant approaches to achieving health and wellness, including acupuncture and other mind-body therapies.


Specialties

Medication management – Optimizing medication use to treat psychiatric conditions
Life transitions –  Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships 
Depression
 – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

General expertise

Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Compulsive behaviors – Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending
Pain management – Managing pain at work, e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders


Insurances

Dr. Resnick is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

 

Out-of-pocket fees

General psychotherapy & psychiatry

  • Initial session: $500 (90min)
  • Ongoing sessions: $350/session (20-45min)

Pain medicine, palliative medicine, and addiction psychiatry & psychotherapy

  • Initial session: $600 (90min)
  • Ongoing sessions: $400/session (20-45min)

Therapist's note: Dr. Resnick can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Message to clients

"The core of my practice is focused on establishing a relationship with patients, where they feel safe and comfortable to discuss whatever issues they're having. Alternatively, I offer a refined input with careful consideration of using medication management. Medications may be helpful, and at times necessary, to provide better stabilization and help turn down the noise and get 'unstuck.' I understand that the decision to use medications to address emotional and psychological issues is a serious one, and I don't take it lightly so I will help support you in making that choice."


Treatment approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Cognitive 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)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionMindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBCR) brings together the healing benefits of meditation and yoga to reduce stress, anxiety, and autonomic responses. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (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
Lenox Hill Hospital, Chief of General Medical Psychiatry, 2016 - 2017
Silver Hill Hospital, Service Chief of Chronic Pain and Recovery Center, 2012 - 2016
Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Director of Supportive Services, 2010 - 2012

Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Center, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2012
Neuroscience Education Institute, Psychopharmacology Fellowship, 2009
NY Society for Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy Training Program, Hypnotherapy, 2009
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Pain and Palliative Care Fellow, 2009 - 2010
New York University School of Medicine, Psychiatry Resident, 2005 - 2009
Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, MD, 2005
Williams College, BA, 1999


Languages

English