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Dr. Alicia Salzer, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Please note this practice only sees insurance clients from 10-3pm. If you are using insurance please limit appointments to that window. I am an Ivy League trained Psychiatrist with 20 years of clinical experience. I believe most people benefit from observing the ways in which their coping strategies may be falling short or the unseen ways they may be undermining their own success. I believe working with a Psychiatrist should be motivating, empowering and interesting. After graduating from Univ of Pennsylvania I attended medical School at Cornell and Psychiatric Residency at UCLA- Harbor. I utilize a structured approach in which we set goals and learn skills that will help you get back to the place you want to be quickly. Most of my patients are successful, educated, highly motivated people who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Problems, Marital Issues, Sexual Issues, ADHD, OCD, Substance abuse problems, or issues relating to work/life balance. I have extensive experience with the demands of corporate careers as well as the challenge of balancing career growth, personal growth and family time. I have worked extensively with Ground Zero rescue workers and volunteers and am an expert in helping people cope with and overcome substantial life challenges. I am the author of a book called "Back To Life: Getting Past Your Past with Resilience, Strength and Optimism" and have appeared on CNN, Anderson Cooper, Dr Salzer Oz and many other TV and radio shows as an expert in my field.

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Medical School - Cornell University, Doctor of Medicine
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Internship in Psychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

Awards and publications

  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1235360538

Office locations

Alicia Salzer MD

160 Broadway, Suite 900

New York, NY 10038

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Very informative and to the point. Recommended
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excellent md
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Salzer was fantastic. She genuinely understood me and wanted to hear what I had to say. Most importantly, she was in no rush to start prescribing medications left and right, which a lot of psychiatrists will do. She is awesome.
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Dr. Salzer is one of the best therapists I have ever had. She is warm and had great ideas
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Be aware of 7 day cancel policy! I was a new patient. Saw her Monday. Hoped to see her again in a week. Had to change with 2 kids and a wife battling crohns and colitis, still she is charging mea lot of money out of pocket for 7 day cancelation policy (canceled 6 days!!!) “Zero exeptions.”
Less than 6 months ago
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I have been a patient for almost a year. Dr. Salzer is kind and compassionate. She asks important questions and encourages practical personal growth.
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Dr. Salzer is an excellent therapist.
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Dr. Salzer seemed to be knowledgeable but she was focused more on financial logistics rather than my treatment. The last session that I had with her barely lasted for 20 minutes and she asked me about payment method after my questionwas addressed without even initiating other issues/questions to complete the session. I have never seen such an inconsiderate doctor and I would have expected a little bit more dedication than she had. I was told that I could text with any questions in case of emergency yet to find out that the doctor was so busy to reply to my message in a timely manner. I usually do not leave bad reviews; however, I was so disappointed that I thought it was worth to leave a note giving the fact that other reviews seem to be exceptional. If you check yelp or healthgrade, reviews are slightly different from this website. The good news is that she is indeed a good doctor but is focused too much on discussing her policies during therapy time. In my opinion, she seemed to be very arrogant.This was my only time when I met anyone like her in this industry and I still have bad impression about her.
Less than 1 year ago
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Terrible bedside manner. Condescending. Do not recommend.
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Very good.
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She was absolutely a delight cant wait to work with her !!
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She is amazing
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She is amazing!!!
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She is amazing!!!
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This was my first time seeing Dr. Salzer, and I basically speed-talked my way through it to try to impart as much information as possible within the allotted time. She was very welcoming and kind, as one would hope, but sheis also clearly very knowledgeable and able to cut through the verbiage gently, but firmly. The office is quiet and very pleasant, and couldn't be more convenient for me, so I'm hopeful that this was the beginning of the end of a long uphill slog for me. I feel that I can trust her already, and that, to me, is critical. Thank you, Dr. Salzer. It was a pleasure meeting you.
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Caring, compassionate, resoectful and understanding. I feel like I now have a plan.
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She is amazing and I have already recommended her to my friends. I hope they are calling her.
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Wonderful connection/meeting. Looking forward to working with her.
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Dr. Salzer is amazing, and I highly recommend her. She is intelligent, thoughtful, easy to converse with, and has helped me over the past few years through some difficult times.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Alicia's nuance for rooting out your concerns (ones you didn't even know you should/could/would have, trust me.) and working together as a team, is impeccable. Life saver for both my best friend and I.
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Very good.
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First therapist to ever ghost me! Tried to schedule follow up appointment and she never got back to me.
More than 1 year ago
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Thorough and thoughtful. Very easy to talk to. Im glad I got the opportunity to meet Dr. Salzer.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Salzer is very conscientious and genuinely concerned about her patient's overall wellbeing. She has helped me tremendously. I strongly recommend her. Caron
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She didn't take my insurance so I was concerned about the cost. However, if you can handle it -- well worth the money.
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Very good.
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Wow, one of the worst Dr's I have ever seen. Made me scared for my safety when I left and a week after.
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I am sad I can't see her anymore because of my insurance change but I recommended a good friend to her already! She is fantastic
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Alicia is always very helpful and effective. Truly cares.
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I think she is amazing so far!
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Great first impression. Responsible, Thorough, Thoughtful, Direct & Caring. Left feeling like I was in good hands and I've found a good co-pilot with a clear road map.
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She just got it right away
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Exceptional care. If you have an insurance plan that she is in-network with, you have found your doctor. Without insurance - her out-of-pocket costs are high but in-line with costs throughout the city. I pay her full fee without hesitation.
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Great practical advice. Good listener.
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I have been seeing Dr. Salzer for two or three years. I have seen a lot of therapists in the past 14 years, and she has been one of my favorites. She is attentive and receptive, but also participates in thesessions and offers valuable feedback and insights. She's a very friendly and calming presence, without coming off as not genuine or fake. I appreciate that she contributes her own background, education, interests, and experiences, rather than completely removing her own identity from her treatment.
More than 1 year ago
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The only downside of her practice is how far ahead of time her appointments are booked up, and that my particular insurance means a more limited window to schedule.
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Good doctor, but a bit of a crook.
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She was warm and approachable, and helped me begin to map out a very balanced and reasonable plan of treatment. So far, so good!
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Need more time. 30 mins is not enough !! Went well today. May have rated higher but I am new to her as a patient and I don't know if I would recommend yet. Don't see why I wouldn't though. After2 visits, I feel as though j want more out of my sessions with her.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Salzer is a very astute physician with a no nonsense approach. She has helped me appreciably and I know I am in good hands.
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She was very responsive and gave such good advice. She knew exactly what I needed to hear and what I wanted to say but had a hard time saying. Dr. Salzer was very helpful and I felt so much better after speaking with her!
More than 1 year ago
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In-network psychiatrists are surprisingly difficult to find, but Dr. Salzer helped me make sure that all my ducks were in a row a week before the session. The appointment itself was helpful and will lead to future sessions.
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Dr. Salzer helped me through my issues with precision. I felt so much better after 6 visits, I have had all issues go away and have been fine for a whole year without future visits; although will be planning a followup soon. I was weary of searching for a Dr who would actually listen and care and she took care of that worry. She even allows you to text her if you having issues during your day. Seriously, go to her search is over
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She is really good .. I would recommend her to anyone who is concerned about their health and don't know which doctor to trust with medication. She is just the right person to make you aware of all the facts andconcequences or side effect of any medicine or action in your life.
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Dr. Salzer is extremely considerate, straight-forward, and helpful. She provided me with excellent support and practical techniques for coping with my problems. I highly, highly recommend her. She is worth her cost and more. Thank you.
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She is very thorough and keen on making sure you are getting the best treatment possible.
More than 1 year ago
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She was thorough and professional. She talks to you the way that you believe that she will get you out of this condition, which was very important to me at that time. I started with her, but because of financial situationchanged the doctor. That start defined my treatment, and eventually, I cured.
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Dr. Alicia Salzer is the best. I feel extremely lucky to have met her. She is professional, compassionate, and caring.
More than 1 year ago
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She is highly professional and very committed to a through diagnosis and the best treatment. I was impressed with the time she took to listen and understand .
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Dr. Salzer is very good and I'd recommend her highly.
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