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Dr. Nivea Calico, MD

Psychiatrist

New York, NY

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4.9
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Dr. Calico is phenomenal! She was incredibly welcoming, thoughtful, perceptive and effective. I left her office feelinghopeful for the fist time in quite some time, armed with practical advice, referrals, and a plan to move forward. Highly, highly recommended.
Dr. Calico is phenomenal! She was incredibly welcoming, thoughtful, perceptive and effective. I left her office feeling hopeful for the fist time in quite some time, armed with practicaladvice, referrals, and a plan to move forward. Highly, highly recommended.
Initials hidden · May 7, 2019
From the minute I walked into her office, I knew this was the perfect fit. This is the first time I’veactually been looking forward to my next therapy session.
From the minute I walked into her office, I knew this was the perfect fit. This is the first time I’ve actually been looking forward to my next therapy session.
Initials hidden · Less than 3 months ago

About Dr. Nivea Calico

"My Goal is to help you feel better and get you back to living a meaningful and joy filled life." Adult Psychiatrist/Psychopharmacologist. Now offering Genetic testing with Genesight (neuropsychiatric pharmacogenomic testing to better understand how your DNA works with medications prescribed to you.) "I’m a dedicated and caring physician. One who believes that her role as physician is not only that of a healer, but also a teacher. I believe that a successful treatment fundamentally relies upon our joining together in the pursuit of your health and wellness. In my practice I provide psychopharmacology, concurrent brief psychotherapy and guidance on lifestyle modifications that are capable of significantly improving your life & well-being. I believe in comprehensive & compassionate care. An approach which takes into account all of your needs including psychiatric, psychological, social and spiritual needs. When practicing psychotherapy, I mainly use Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). ISTDP is a unique form of psychodynamic treatment that facilitates the rapid resolution of a broad spectrum of emotional disorders. Being a medical doctor, who specialized in psychiatry, gives me the ability to diagnose possible medical causes responsible for the presenting psychiatric symptoms and allows me and you the confidence in knowing that you are being accurately diagnosed and treated; thereby ensuring comprehensive and proper treatment. Overall, I see my role as a physician, as one who is meant to foster hope and insight, decrease suffering and help you achieve more freedom through personal growth and expression.

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Education and training

  • Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Residency in Psychiatry
  • New York Medical College, Residency in General Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1134379621

Dr. Nivea Calico's office locations

Dr. Nivea B. Calico, MD

156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1107

New York, NY 10010

Dr. Nivea B. Calico, MD

75 Maiden Lane, Suite 902

New York, NY 10038

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Great appointment all round.
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Extremely competent, conscientious, intelligent, knowledgeable, compassionate and trustworthy.
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Dr. Calico is amazing. I am very fortunate to have found her.
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Calico for a few years and never wrote a review until now. She is absolutely amazing in a lot of different ways: - Great Listener - Practical - Very Knowledgeable (understands and recommends best medication options) -Very Flexible and truly cares - Makes you feel comfortable even when talking about things that are very tough These are just a few things. Overall, one of the best I’ve seen and highly recommended.
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Love Dr. Calico. Been seeing her for over a decade.
Less than 3 months ago
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Easily the best psychiatrist I’ve ever been to. Extremely kind and empathetic, she knows her medicine and she cares about her patients. She’ll go out of her way to listen and get to know you. Working with her is very personal,it’s not the get in and get out experience I’ve had with most doctors. You won’t find anyone better than Dr. Calico.
Less than 3 months ago
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She's the best.
Less than 3 months ago
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Just a great normal checkin like always; she takes care of me and is invested in my wellbeing. If im up or down she’s always an ear; and she’s a kind brilliant doctor.
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Completely awful experience. She is not there to help you! But to charge you as much as she possibly can. My experience with her was a very unpleasant one. Her behavior as a doctor is concerning.
Less than 6 months ago
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Super kind, wonderful bedside manner, really helpful and uplifting while being straight forward and not beating around the bush. Would highly highly recommend!
Less than 6 months ago
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I've been seeing Dr. Calico for several years and her care is second to none! I highly recommend Dr. Calico!
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She is the best
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Truly, I'll boil it down: there are few with as much knowledge/experience/capability as her; and I have never worked with someone as empathetic, understanding, and someone so willing to stick up for you even when you don't feel like doing thatyourself. And she doesn't do it in annoying gold-star-sticker way... She is a touch more quiet and thoughtful during the first appointments; but then you realize she's building this space of empathy for you in the midst of the craziness of finding balance with your medication. Just a really fantastic person, truly talented doctor, someone I am so thankful to have found.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Nivea Calico is an empathetic professional who takes the time to really understand her patients history. She is one of the warmest and kindest mental health professionals I've ever encountered. I feel very validated and heard after my sessionsin her office. She is gentle in her approach and makes careful consideration before doling out medication. I would highly recommend her as a Psychiatrist for med management and/or psychotherapy. In my opinion, she is one of the best psychiatrists in NYC and I feel very lucky to have found her.
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Amazing
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Dr. Calico is caring, insightful, thoughtful and has a great working knowledge and understanding of medications and their different potential effects on a patient. I would highly recommend her as a doctor!
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She was great. Really smart and insightful.
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Early days and only one appointment in, but the insightful analyses were more beneficial than I thought possible at this stage.
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Dr. Calico has been one of these most empathetic and helpful psychiatrists I have seen. She is there to support and nurture her patients.
Less than 1 year ago
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I'm Really Thankful To Dr. Nivea! 1. She Is Very Caring. 2. She Is Take Personal Intention For Patients. 3. She is an Great Soul. 4. She is Always Happy To Assistance. I'm Very Glad To Meet Her!
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Dr. Calico is amazing! She truly listened to me, and made me feel hopeful for improvement. I am relieved to have her on my side!
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Excellent doctor. She’s very friendly and shows genuine care, she makes you feel very calm and gives full attention to your issues with quick options for treatment. Highly recommend.
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After years of trying to find a decent psychiatrist in my insurance network, I'd given up and just had my GP prescribe my meds. When I found myself in a crisis earlier this year, I realized I was going to haveto pay out-of-pocket if I wanted to get through it. I'm so glad I did. Dr. Calico was genuinely caring, encouraging me to take action regarding the catalyst for my downward spiral, and adjusting my meds multiple times in order to find the right prescription and dosage. She had me do a blood test to look for underlying physical causes and she checked in on me via email and text to see how I was adjusting to the medications we tried. It took time, but I now feel better than I have in years. Dr. Calico saved my life.
Less than 1 year ago
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I've seen many Psychiatrists in my life and if Dr. Calico was one of the earlier ones I think my life would have been a lot more "together" by this point. So many doctors in this field are quick fix drugpushers and this wasn't the case for Nivea. She spent time really going over and questioning so many aspects that were crucial to figure out a solution. She pinpointed a problem that I have unknowingly had most of my life that no one had ever singled out before. It's been almost a month since I started her treatment and my life has truly changed so much for the better. I owe her my life. Thanks Dr. Calico!!!
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Dr. Calico was all that her profile said and more. She is incredibly kind and compassionate, a great listener, and also - very importantly - a great communicator. She explained everything to me, and that is where other doctors have fallenshort. I understand our treatment plan and feel she is a partner in my recovery and well-being. I feel so lucky to have found her and will continue to see her for treatment. I cannot recommend her enough.
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Great listener, very easy to talk to. I always leave there feeling better.
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If I had watched our session in a movie I would have thought it was unrealistic to find a doctor, especially in NYC, that was as intelligent, caring, and inquisitive as Dr. Calico. I truly feel blessed that I finally founda psychiatrist as amazing as her and I would recommend anyone who wants a brilliant and empathetic person assessing and addressing their issues to schedule an appointment ASAP
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Dr. Calico moves with kindness & understanding. She is exceptionally warm, encourages growth, and truly listens. She has made me feel more secure in myself and in life. She is the doctor to go to. Hands down.
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She was great! Highly recommend, she had a calming manner and made me feel better after one visit!
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I highly recommend dr Calico. She is very thoughtful and patient, and I feel that she really understands what I’m going through. I was also able to feel at ease in her office right away and opened up more than Iexpected in my first session. She is also very knowledgeable and wants to make sure she prescribes you the right medication.
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Very kind and really wanted to get to know me and helped me in a very scary situation, feel like I trust her very much and that I’m in good care in her hands.
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Was very easy to communicate, very knowledgeable and understanding.
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She is a wonderful and caring doctor. I am very happy I found her.
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Wonderful doctor and experience.
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I enjoy her approach. Nothing to rash or hasty, she won’t throw medication down your throat and kick you out the door.
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Empathetic, understanding, and warm. I felt immediate trust in her and she *really* listened and suggested a treatment plan that I feel comfortable with.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Calico is wonderfully approachable and thoughtful, and offers a refreshingly insightful perspective.
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I wish someone had warned me about Dr. Calico before spending money on rushed and condescending sessions. I did not feel safe in her care. She barely saw me more than 10 minutes and would charge me for a full session.She charges a full session price every time you need a refill of a prescription, even If you merely email her indicating that you have run out of your daily medications. When I saw the charge on credit card statement, I emailed her to clarify what the payment was for. Her response was "it was medication maintenance." She did not ask me for authorization to use my card for the refill email, yet at all of my other "sessions" she would request my credit card number. If I had not checked my credit card statement, I would never have known that she charged me for this. I did not even get an invoice. I would have changed doctors earlier if I weren't struggling so much. She was supposed to help me, and all I felt was taken advantage of.
More than 1 year ago
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I'm really happy with Dr. Calico's care. She is always very kind, understanding, and helpful.
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dr.calico was incredibly sensitive and caring to the issues I presented. She gave a wonderful perspective to what I had to say and I found her very comforting.
More than 1 year ago
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Outstanding psychiatrist -- knowledgeable and caring with a great bedside manner. Don't hesitate to see her.
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Based on my professional experience, Dr. Calico exemplifies the plethora of humanistic traits and qualities that distinguish and differentiate the "qualified" professional from the "exceptional" professional. She is a distinguishedlady who overtly knows when to be stern, as well as when to be humble. She amicably applies her methodologies in a robust and effervescent manner that is both fair and human and which serves as a mutual benefit to both parties involved in the patient-doctor relationship. She has a quaint and cozy office that one will feel most comfortable in due to the lack of necessary preliminary screening done by a receptionist, and which could otherwise create a stir of anxiety in apprehensive individuals. I highly recommend this enchanting doctor and her professional psychiatric services for anyone who has, or has ever had, any type of anxiety, depression or trauma because she can naturally quell the irritability and skepticism in even the most difficult patients that are in society. Keep up the good work Dr. Calico.
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Great listener, very empathetic, highly knowledgable, and very trustworthy.
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This was the most difficult session I've had and I was not the nicest patient! But, under that kind of circumstance, the caring of Dr. Calico really shows. She was completely understanding of where I was coming from and followed-up immediatelyafter the session by text, responding to my apologies. She couldn't have been nicer and more forgiving. She is a medical gemstone!
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Best appointment I've ever had with a New York psychiatrist.
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Always a pleasure. Great listener.
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Professional, kind and listened to my concerns. Very satisfied with my appointment.
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Dr. Calico is nothing short of amazing. She's a phenomenal doctor and a superb human being. I thank my lucky stars I was referred to her.
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