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Dr. Leighton Brooks, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist

New York, NY

About Dr. Leighton Brooks

***Hello, I am primarily doing appointments remotely, online via tele-psychiatry. If this is arrangement works for you and your amenable to it, please leave a note or contact the office. Please include or forward your insurance member ID so that I can verify your insurance ahead of time. If your member ID is NOT provided in a sufficient amount of time PRIOR TO the appointment, this will result in cancellation, the appointment will be offered to another individual, Thank you. Be well.*** Leighton Brooks is a capable and insightful psychiatrist, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry and based in New York, NY. Dr. Brooks earned his medical degree from Howard University and completed his residency in general pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and completed a General Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Brooks has accumulated a lot of experience with a range of complex psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, psychotic features, sexual identity disorder, pediatric depression, and other personality disorders. He leverages this wealth of knowledge and experience daily for his clients to bring about long-lasting, positive change in their lives. His consultations and treatment plans are consistently thorough and individualized to address the needs and concerns of each client. Some of the services he offers include life coaching, post-traumatic stress disorder counseling, and mental development evaluations. *You will be contacted prior to your appointment.*

In-network insurances

  • Caterpillar
  • Cigna
  • Optum Health

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Education and training

  • Medical School - Howard University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Residency in General Pediatrics
  • Harlem Hospital Center, Residency in General Psychiatry
  • Harlem Hospital Center, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1235227190

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4.9
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Good listener, very patient. Quick and accurate analysis with immediate options. Highly recommended.
Good listener, very patient. Quick and accurate analysis with immediate options. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Brooks is the most thoughtful and understanding psychiatrist I have had the opportunity to meet. He takes the time tounderstand any and all of the issues with which his patients are dealing and also does a wonderful job of keeping his patients at ease with his calm and easy-going demeanor. He's certainly the best doctor I have had and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking psychiatric treatment.
Dr. Brooks is the most thoughtful and understanding psychiatrist I have had the opportunity to meet. He takes the time to understand any and all of the issues with which hispatients are dealing and also does a wonderful job of keeping his patients at ease with his calm and easy-going demeanor. He's certainly the best doctor I have had and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking psychiatric treatment.
Initials hidden · October 7, 2016

Dr. Leighton Brooks's office location

Leighton Brooks, MD

276 5th Ave, #507B

New York, NY 10001

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I love my Doctor he's the best.

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Very nice. Friendly. Non-judgmental.

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Very intuitive and highly skilled! I highly recommend.

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Good listener, very patient. Quick and accurate analysis with immediate options. Highly recommended.

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Dr. Brooks is the most thoughtful and understanding psychiatrist I have had the opportunity to meet. He takes the time to understand any and all of the issues with which his patients are dealing and also does a wonderful job of keeping his patients at ease with his calm and easy-going demeanor. He's certainly the best doctor I have had and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking psychiatric treatment.

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Very thankful I found him! He is the best I have seen yet

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I think Dr. Brooks has an amazing bedside manner. He is extremely down to earth and knowledgable. He is able to impart this knowledge in a way that the lay person can understand. He has a particularly wonderful way with children. He was also quite available for follow up. Highly recommend him.

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My experience with Dr. Brooks has always been extremely positive. He is very understanding and has a genuine concern for my well-being. He also remembers the small details, which really matters because Dr. Brooks actually takes the time to get to know you and is very professional and respectful about treatment options. I appreciate his care and will continue treatment. Thank you Dr. Brooks!

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Dr Brooks is quite fabulous. I strongly recommend him. He is hard to get an appointment with ....but worth the wait.

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He gets it.

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Highly recommend Dr. Brooks. My first time with this type of appointment and he made me feel extremely at ease. Good guy and excellent doc.

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Dr. Brooks is incredibly easy to talk to an non-judgemental. He put me at ease in a matter of minutes and came up with a clear course of action very quickly.

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Best doctor I have ever had. So insightful, with a keen eye and very understanding nature. Perfect fit! I am very grateful to the universe for finding me such a caring doctor. Thank you! I will not forget his words, "You are worth living". It made me want to positively cry because I don't think anyone ever really told me that, at least that straightforward. Thank you Dr Brooks, see you next time.

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I'm so glad I took the recommendation of a friend and made this appointment, he's really so nice, so easy to talk to and engage with. He's also very knowledgable and picked up on things right away, but also took my opinion and my wishes into account, which I really appreciated. By far the best psychiatrist I have ever seen, with all the time he gave me it felt like a therapy session and I'd go so far as to say one of the best 'therapists' I've seen too.

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Dr.Brooks was inviting from the start. I have never seen a psychiatrist in my life before but, he had somehow taken an hour and allowed me to open up to find the underlying problems. I highly recommend his true listening skills and joy in helping people.

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Great Doctor - professional and great experience

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