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I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist and have been in practice for over thirty years. My preferred method of therapy is one that is collaborative in nature. Our overall goal would include helping you to help yourself by developing a deeper understanding of your behaviors, actions and feelings. My unique collaborative method is most successful with patients who want to get well and live happy and productive lives. The key to comprehending and solving your problems is to be found in your uniqueness. We are all special and our individuality must be respected.
My office is a safe and warm environment which can only contribute to these goals. I am skilled at integrating medication when it is indicated and helpful in attenuating symptoms, which not only may interfere with daily functioning, but also allow greater strides in reaching your goals.
I choose to work with those who want to improve, get better and thrive. And I will help you, by using the approach that I believe is indicated, whether psychodynamic, supportive, cognitive, behavioral, psychopharmacological or a combination thereof to live a better today and an even more rewarding tomorrow.
Verified Patient Reviews
Kind, compassionate, empathetic and professional
I highly recommend Dr. Pearl.
I would highly recommend Dr. Pearl because his qualifications are unparalleled. He provides logical and compassionate recommendations. He knows how to work with medication and therapy. His approach during therapy is precise and on point. Dr. Pearl is easy to talk to and answers your questions thoroughly and kindly. He actively keeps current with all new changes. I believe that his focus is on what is best for me. He is professional and knowledgeable. His office environment is comforting and safe.
My first appointment with Dr. Pearl was overall pleasant, though he made what I thought were inappropriate (and irrelevant to the reason why I was going to see him) comments about my previous healthcare provider and ZocDoc as well. Apparently he's not a fan of ZocDoc although I found him through the service and he's still listed here. We scheduled an appointment for 3 months in later. The day before my appointment with him, more than 24 hours in advance, I called to let him know that I may be about 15 minutes late to the appointment, or if that was inconvenient for him, to reschedule another day. He left me a voicemail asking to discuss. I call him the next morning, during which he was extremely rude and hostile, interrogating me as to why I didn't give him advance notice over 24 hours before, which I did. He then said I should find another psychiatrist and hung up. I don't think this is behavior of a professional psychiatrist. Perhaps he treats other patients better, but his manner over the phone was completely inappropriate and disrespectful. I would never recommend him as the healthcare provider for friends or family.
Dr. Pearl was warm and welcoming. Very knowledgeable and took the time to listen to my needs and make appropriate recommendations. Feeling lucky I found him!
Dr. Pearl is caring and good at what he does.
Dr Pearl is a straight shooter. He gives it to you straight. If you don't want to hear it, then he is not for you. Why waste time fooling yourself? If you want an honest opinion from someone who is not about handing you medication without talking to you first, Dr. Pearl is the man!
I love working with Dr. Pearl. Kind, funny, and knowledgable.
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Pearl. He's a great listener and does so without being judgemental. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Pearl was very easy to talk too but I did feel a little rushed, in his defense I do understand it was a late afternoon appt. I am going back to see him soon and hopefully we can talk a little more and I can resolve some of my issues.
Kind, attentive, excellent bedside manner, and has a gorgeous comfortable office. Would recommend.
No waiting time and the office was very nice. Dr. Pearl was extremely thorough and helpful.
Dr. Pearl is great he really thinks about what is causing the problem rather then just asking a few things and ready to see the next patient. He also is very observant and can pick up on things really easy so don't try to hide anything be up front and Dr. Pearl will know how to handle and tackle the situation u have at hand.
Dr. Pearl's qualifications are unparalleled. He provides logical and compassionate recommendations. He knows how to work with medication and therapy. He's attentive. I have confidence in his judgement. He makes his points clear and easy to understand. I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Pearl is fantastic. His approach during therapy is precise and on point. He is easy to talk to and answers your questions thoroughly and kindly. He challenges me with insight so I can continue to move forward with more balance. He offers wisdom and compassion. His attention to detail is impressive. His office environment is comforting, soothing and safe. I would highly recommend him.
Upside: He takes time to know you and evaluate you and would work with you to get the proper care you need at the time without being too aggressive with medications. He shows concern and is professional and gives advices that are really helpful. He is just not a doctor that prescribes. Downside: The fact that he doesn't have a secretary/receptionist makes the booking difficult. Sometimes you'd call and he'd tell you that you that he has spoken to you when he has not and will insist on that without seeming to want to hear your side of the story. Understandable that confusion can happen when you call and he's currently with a patient and he has to answer the phone.
Took his time with everything
Dr. Pearl is professional, compassionate and effective. He listens well and gives incisive analysis. He is very honest with me regarding my issues and the topics discussed. I am dealing with anxiety and Dr. Pearl is very well versed in anxiety related concerns. In addition to the medication, he encourages learning tools and skills to manage my issues. I would highly recommend him.
Excellent Doctor, will highly recommend!!!!
I would highly recommend Dr. Pearl. His medical approach is non-judgmental. I am relaxed and comfortable with him. He is articulate in summing up the reason for my visit and understanding what I need. I appreciate his knowledge and ability to give me the coping skills that are necessary for dealing with my condition. I am pleased that I leave Dr. Pearl's office feeling that I can manage situations or issues that arise in everyday living. He is very professional and attentive.
i was late, but he did not take the time to complete the appointment i was prescribed prescription and to re schedule for another appointment. not too sure if he precribed the right one if i was only saw for a few minutes.
He gave me hope.
Dr. Pearl is an amazing Psychiatrist. His compassion and understanding of the issues I am dealing with, combined with his many years of professional experience in his field, has helped me to improve the quality of my life. He is consistently dedicated and concerned with my well being and outlines a plan of action that enables me to handle any situation that might arise. I continue to make progress with each visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Pearl.
I have seen a couple of psychiatrist in the past and was not happy. First visit with Dr.Pearl and he was AMAZING. Felt very comfortable. Did not feel judged or rushed. I am glad I found an amazing psychiatrist thus far.
I think he is understanding and treats me as an individual not as a burden. Truly concerned with my medication.
Dr. Pearl is focused on what is useful in helping me to understand various thoughts and behaviors and finding ways to make things more manageable. He gives me concrete answers and tools to deal with my problems. I'm making strides toward getting better and he makes sure that I do see the progress I've made. Dr. Pearl has an excellent memory for small details and makes me feel like he really listens and cares. Dr. Pearl is not monotone or robotic. He is human and acknowledges me as a human too. This is vital because it allows me to be myself. I can be open and honest about my issues and learn how best to cope with them.
He was great, very genuine and helpful. Witty personality and also very straightforward. I liked him, he gives advice but isnt too pushy about it.
Not particularly insightful but I only gave him one chance. May be worth a revisit but he seems too old school for the current advances in Psych.
Very knowledgable and attentive. Felt extremely comfortable talking to him. Will be coming again! Thank you :)
It was unlike any other experience I have ever had, he kept interrupting the visit to answer phone calls, and finally ended the session by saying his schedule was to busy to accommodate me if I was not interested in taking medications, I feel this should have been discussed when we were arranging an appointment as I would not have wasted my time nor opened up about all the sensitive issues I was experiencing. However, I do feel he offered good feedback overall.
It's clear that he is very good at what he does.
Very Professional in his care of specialty
Dr. Pearl is proficient and benevolent. I trust him with my care.
Dr. Pearl is a warm and compassionate person. Due to his high qualifications, both personally & professionally, I felt that I was in very capable hands, and knew I would receive the best care possible. I feel extremely lucky to be a patient of his.
Dr. Pearl is amazing, I admire his empathy, patience, and professionalism. Your plan of care is individualized, as he takes the time to listen to your concerns. Dr. Pearl doesn't give cookie cutter solutions to address your needs. I didn't have to wait, I was seen right away. The ambiance was tranquil, and as a result lead to a very therapeutic session. I highly recommend Dr. Pearl.
It is not easy to find a caring psychiatrist in NYC. Dr. Pearl is a rare exception..
Dr. Pearl gives straight answers and caters his therapy to the individual. He works carefully with me to develop coping strategies to deal with my anxiety. He asks valid questions allowing the session to feel therapeutic not interrogative. I use what I learn from Dr. Pearl to focus on the positive things in life. I highly recommend him.
Very easy to talk to and very comfortable setting. Although he has a very busy schedule, he tried to be very accomodating. I recommend him.
Stellar psychiatrist. Would highly recommend him to friends.
Excellent doctor. Very thorough and patient. Dr. Pearl listened to my symptoms and concerns and offered a sensible initial treatment plan.
Dr. Pearl was wonderful. He really took time to listen to the underlying issue so that he could figure out how to help me which he has in the short time I've seen him. Highly recommend.
It was a good session, I got one solution. I'd like to see him again!
Dr. Pearl is quite helpful and very understanding. He finds the best solutions to my problems. I benefit from counseling with Dr. Pearl by being able to socialize again. My fears of being in public and in crowds are subsiding. I am regaining confidence in myself which allows me to be more productive and to perform daily chores and tasks efficiently.
Dr. Pearl uses a great approach and outlook to curing mental health issues. He has a reassuring and calming effect. He's intelligent and knowledgeable. He puts things in context and perspective. I appreciate his professional opinions and proposed plans for my future treatments.
Dr. Pearl is such an amazing person. He is so easy to talk to and trust. He makes me feel as though I were talking to a friend and not a stranger. Dr. Pearl is very compassionate and understanding, and he is very straightforward- something I definitely appreciate. I would greatly recommend him to anyone who is dealing with stress, trauma, anxiety, and anger issues as I am.
Dr. Pearl shows genuine care and interest in my issues. He makes very informed recommendations about moving forward. Dr. Pearl guides you step by step to a happier and healthier version of yourself.
Dr. Pearl is intelligent, pleasant, attentive and listens. He provides a constructive path forward regarding the issues I am having. Dr. Pearl is committed to helping his patients come up with viable solutions. I recommend him as a Psychiatrist.
Great Doctor. Professional and patient focused. He is interested in my well-being. Dr. Pearl provides world class medical psychiatric care and counseling.
Dr. Pearl is always on time and I feel that he understands issues and provides empathy and strategies to manage situations
Today, my visit with Dr.Pearl left me feeling really good. The style and approach he takes is soothing and kind. His years of experience is evident by the masterful way he gets to the core issues wiithout making you feel uncomfortable. I look forward to my sessions because I seem to be getting better and more able to deal with my problems that I have always been afraid to talk about. It's easy to praise someone who deserves it!
I was extremely satisfied with all aspects of my appointment with Dr. Pearl. I've seen (and was disappointed with) several other NYC psychiatrists and right away I could tell Dr. Pearl was going to be different - he asked MANY questions, not only about my mental health but my physical health, upbringing, family members, etc. He explained what he thought might be going on but didn't try to force any particular diagnosis on me right away. He VERY thoroughly explained the type of medicine he prescribed, what it was supposed to do, what kind of side effects it might have, and how I might expect it to affect me and he directly answered the questions I had about it. He was completely focused on my input, concerns and opinions and I am quite happy that I picked Dr. Pearl as my new doctor.
Dr. Pearl is professional, understanding, and non-judgmental. Dr. Pearl always provides a safe atmosphere to share what is going on in my life. I would recommend him to anyone!
My visit with Dr. Pearl was so helpful. Dr. Pearl always impresses me with his professional skills. I feel his concern for his patients is extraordinary. I also regard his patience with me as another of his valuable assets.
Dr. Pearl is quite honestly the best therapist I've seen. He's insightful, caring and but most importantly he isn't afraid to put you in your place. Dr. Pearl has an authentic desire to see his patients gain a sense of normalcy and balance in their lives. If your sincere about wanting to get better, Dr. Pearl will get you there. He's worked for me and after struggling with my own issues for over a decade and I say things are finally looking up.
Dr. Pearl's style of counseling is effective.
He is not the doctor for me. He is judgmental and makes bold statements based off of little evidence. He answered the phone in the middle of the session (both times I visited!) and to top it off he lost all of what he had written down pertaining to my first visit and I had to refresh his memory as to who I was and why I was there (totally wasting my time). When it is over and I am asked to make another appointment I say give me a second to think about it and he's like "well you have to let me know soon because I am a very busy person." Well, thanks, that helped. Needless to say I have not gone back since.
Dr. Pearl is very frank. All the prior reviews are spot on.
Excellent visit. Wish I found this Doctor sooner. I'm vey pleased with the progress I continue to make with each visit.
Very professional Doctor. I learn something new about myself after each visit. I love the progress I am making.
I'm very fortunate to have found this Doctor. He is simply wonderful.
My visit was wonderful. Dr. Pearl is committed to helping you live your best life ever. He's very wise and has a great demeanor. He listens and offers great advice. I'm very happy to counsel with him .
Dr. Pearl has great methods and shows empathy and compassion for his clients
Dr. Pearl is compassionate and caring. He is focused on helping you live a happy and healthy life. I love the way he encourages you to reach your goals.
I had a very positive experience with Dr. Pearl and would definately recommended him to others.
I am extremelly satisfied with my visit. I feel that he is genuine concerned about my issues, he easily understand me and his medical treatment have improved my overall health. He is and excellent physician.
I look forward to every appointment with Dr. Pearl. I am making great progress with Dr. Pearl and feel that my condition has improved. His compassion and determination to help me live a better life are appreciated.
Clear, concise and feel comfortable in his care.
I am very happy with Dr. Pearl. He is a wonderful Doctor. I am pleased with the progress I am making with him. I look forward to my appointments with him.
Dr. Pearl told me to go read a self help book instead.
My visit was wonderful. Dr. Pearl is compassionate, listens and offers sound advice. I would absolutely recommend him.
Unfortunately, my experience with Dr. Pearl was not a good one. I found him to be brusque and cold. Just my opinion.
Dr. Pearl is a great listener and a very compassionate Doctor. He is wonderful.
Very caring professional.
Dr. Alan Pearl is a peach. All around great doctor and person. Highly recommended.
Very professional. Easy to speak to and very comfortable. As this was the first visit I was a bit nervous as to what to expect. He seems intelligent and sensitive.
He is a very sympathetic psychiatrist.
it was horrible, so inconsiderate!
Excellent so far. I think we will have a good relationship in the future.
I felt very comfortable with Dr.Pearl. Seemed genuine and was very nice.
Dr. Pearl heard me and responded to my needs. He was thorough and helpful.
I felt very comfortable with him and it is easy to communicate with him. He showed concern and care about my problem. The wait time was none and very happy I found him and that he will be taken care of my issues.
He is a strong minded and amiable.
Dr. Pearl is amazing. This was my first appointment with Dr. Pearl. He is compassionate, listens, offers excellent advice and is dedicated and true to his profession. I look forward to many more appointments with Dr. Pearl. I left his office feeling better than when I walked in. I am confident that Dr. Pearl will help me with my issues. It was a pleasure to meet him.
Dr. Pearl is a great psychiatrist. I am in the mental health field and he is one of the good ones! He treated me with respect but was very real with me about what I need to do to be healthy. Keeps appointments on time, calls promptly for confirmations. A little gruff on the phone, but don't let that scare you away!
He was exactly as I had hoped he'd be...a learned man who I could tell was into healing and helping rather than the bottom line. I trusted him immediately . He is a man who seems to abhor he very idea of pretense, vanity, & self-promotion and instead comes across as patient's advocate, as well as a caring, professional and knowledgeable psychiatrist.
Very compassionate physician. Hands down one of the best I've encountered in a long time!!
Focused on me and was not distracted. Asked the right questions.
He is very compassionate and comforting. He knows just the right questions to ask in order to get to the heart of the issue.
Serious professional. Intelligent a
His treatment changed my life.
I love Dr. Pearl! He's straight and to the point - some might think his bedside manner is rough, but this is not an exact science. In psychiatry sometimes a patient needs to be confronted. He actually talks to his patients unlike many psychiatrists who just want to give you a prescription. In fact, another thing I like about Dr. Pearl is that he is not quick to prescribe medication. I feel so much better since I have been to him.
Dr. Pearl is a true professional, and I felt comfortable right away!
It was pleasant.
I felt immediately comfortable with Dr. Pearl. He was warm and accessible. His professionalism was evident. I am absolutely confident that I made the right choice!
Doctor Alan Pearl is a serious professional. Busy, caring and follow through are his best strengths. He is more concerned with helping his patients and doing things properly than doing things half assed. He is thorough and helpful.
I would highly recommend Dr. Pearl. My first consultation with him was very personable and he took time to explore underlying issues. I look forward to continuing my treatment with him.