Accepting new clients
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Women’s mental health
Pregnancy & postpartum mental health
Dr. Susan Park is a psychiatrist with a full-time practice in Flatiron, Manhattan. She firmly believes in people’s intrinsic ability to effect constructive changes, and she is passionate about helping her patients realize the lives they envision for themselves.
Dr. Park specializes in perinatal depression, anxiety, infertility / fertility, menopause, and other challenges related to reproductive processes. She frequently works with pregnant women on medication management. She also has a diverse base of patients with varied life experiences, backgrounds, and challenges, and works on general adult medication management and psychotherapy with individuals as well as couples.
Dr. Park’s approach is highly integrative and holistic, and she is board-certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. The treatment plans she develops with patients are comprehensive and incorporate all facets of one’s life routines (i.e. sleep, diet, exercise). She believes in focusing on root causes of patients’ psychiatric distress rather than simply alleviating visible symptoms. While this approach may take longer and is not without its challenges, she wants the treatment that her patients undertake to have positive, long-lasting impact.
Dr. Park graduated with Phi Beta Kappa from the Johns Hopkins University and received her MD from New York University School of Medicine. She is currently a candidate at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and works as an Associate Professor of Psychiatric at NYU School of medicine.
ADHD – 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)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Pregnancy & postpartum mental health – Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Women’s mental health
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
Insomnia – Addressing problems related to lack of restful sleep including difficulty falling asleep, waking often, and restless sleep
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Dr. Park is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Ongoing sessions: $400/session
Therapist's note: Dr. Park can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“I believe in our ability to choose one thought over another to reduce stress and improve overall mental wellness. My goal is to provide compassionate and professional care to reduce stress and improve quality of life. Although I work with both men and women, I specialize in women's mental health and perinatal psychiatry. Through therapy and psychopharmacology, I manage mood and anxiety symptoms occurring around menses, pregnancy, infertility/fertility, and menopause.”
Treatment approachesInterpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (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)
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
New York University School of Medicine, MD, 2007
Johns Hopkins University, BA, 2001