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Dr. Aruna Khilanani, MD, MA

Psychiatrist

New York, NY

About Dr. Aruna Khilanani

www.arunakhilanani.com ** Please note that I will reach out to you by phone ONLY [not texting], prior to confirming your appointment, and I do not accept insurance** OUTSIDERS!!! I am a psychiatrist who interested in people who feel they are outsiders for various reasons. I am also a psychoanalyst. Here, I treat high functioning individuals who have jobs and significant relationships, but may struggle in certain areas that impact their personal or professional lives. I want to hear your story... WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?? It may mean that I work with: --a woman who has strong negative feelings towards her baby or her husband that she is too ashamed to even acknowledge out loud to herself. ---Or someone who struggles with creative blocks, procrastination, and difficulty engaging in their pursuits. I completed a Masters of Humanities at the University of Chicago in critical theory, around issues of gender, race, sexuality, African American Studies, embodiment and class. Consequently, I have expertise in treating patients who may be curious about questions around their identity. Whiteness. Blackness. Mixed Ethnicity. Masculinity. Femininity. Sex. Identity. I also arise from a performing arts and literary background, which infuses all of my understanding. I have a particular focus in the performing arts: dancers, musicians, comedians, actors and actresses, where there is a live interaction with the audience. I also treat visual artists who create their work in solitude, and then put it out to the world. The absence of the arts in the everyday can pose real problems and sadness for people, and I see an explosion of creativity as a goal for treatment.

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • Columbia University, Certificate in Psychoanalysis
  • New York University, Bellevue Hospital, Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry
  • New York University, Bellevue Hospital (Addiction Medicine)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry
  • New York University, Bellevue Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • University of Chicago, Master's in Humanities
  • University of Michigan (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Awards and publications

  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation: Gold Humanism Honor Society 2006
  • Golden Key Honors Society

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1861624322

Dr. Aruna Khilanani's office location

Aruna Khilanani M.D. M.A.

211 West 106th Street, Suite 1A

New York, NY 10025

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The psychiatrist is hip and relevant. She knows what's going on.
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