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Qualifications and Experience
Norman Lee, MD is a board certified Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. He is an Attending Psychiatrist at Columbia University Medical Center where he teaches medical students and residents. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a candidate at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. As a graduate of the four-year acting program at the Juilliard School, Dr. Lee also has a strong interest in the treatment of men and women in the performing arts. Dr. Lee earned his medical degree at Weill-Cornell Medical College where he also completed his general Psychiatry residency. During his final year at Cornell he served as Chief Resident. He has his undergraduate degree from Brown University, and he did his post-baccalaureate work at the University of Pennsylvania. Please Note: Dr. Lee does not participate in any insurance plans. He is considered an out-of-network provider. Patients pay for their treatment at the time of each. Many of his clients have insurance plans with generous out-of-network benefits that provide reimbursement for a substantial portion of Dr. Lee's fees. Dr. Lee will supply the necessary documents for reimbursement filings.
Verified Patient Reviews
Friendly , flexible, and easy to talk to. Dr. Lee took his time to get to know me and my story before making any decisions about medications. He also recommended psychotherapy to help me with my depression and anxiety. I was very glad when he told me he also does therapy with his patients. I feel like I can trust him, and I am looking forward to working with him every week.
I thought he was phenomenal. First, he called me shortly I made the appointment to chat and get an idea of why I made the appointment. Then at the actual appointment, he was very kind and knowledgeable and truly seemed like he cared. I would recommend Dr. Lee to anybody looking for a psychiatrist!
Dr Norman Lee is an amazing doctor. He is very caring and he is a great listener. I don't like doctors at all, but for the first time he made me feel comfortable and I wasn't so scared. The setting is very calm and comfortable. Thank You Dr. Norman Lee for listening to me, because sometimes you just need someone that can listen to you and truly does care. Thank you for your patience and it was a relieve having to meet with you.
I saw Dr. Lee for a year as I was finishing high school and the summer before college. I think back on how sad and anxious I was and about the chaos in my family. Dr. Lee helped me recognize how I felt about certain situations and he gave me the chance to express myself. Those moments in his office meant so much to me. It was the first time I had someone truly take the time to listen with so much patience and without judgment. My depression and anxiety improved and I went away to college. Now I see Dr. Lee when I am back in NYC during breaks. I feel very fortunate that he continues to be my doctor. Even though we see each other less than we once did, I still feel he knows and understands me like no other therapist I’ve ever worked with.
Dr. Lee helped me with my performance anxiety. He was referred to me by another musician who overcame OCD while working with him. Dr. Lee told me his approach to performance anxiety incorporates medications, coping skills, and behavioral techniques. I wanted to see Dr. Lee because I knew he studied at Juilliard. He has an insider’s view to the kind of anxieties and worries which were holding me back in my music. I related to him very easily. Now that we’ve been working together for several months, I have noticed major changes in my ability to bring my best to my auditions. This has changed my life and my career.
Dr. Lee is a one of a few, he's a terrific psychiatrist. He takes time to listen to you, communicates well and does not rush like my former doctor did. It's the worse when you feel like your doctor has one foot out the door, and Dr. Lee seems to genuinely care about my well-being which I appreciate. I'm really happy with my first visit with Dr. Lee and look forward to continuing my visits with him.
I highly recommend Dr. Lee. He exceeded all expectations. I have seen several psychiatrists over the years and can say nobody else has ever spent the amount of time he did getting to know me. Dr. Lee goes above and beyond to reach out to his patients in order to fully understand their needs. Dr. Lee is super responsive and easy to get a hold of. He listens and truly cares for his patients. He is very knowledgeable and professional.
Easy to talk to and extermely professional. I felt an improvment immediatly afrer the first meeting. I look forward to our meetings and feel he genuinely cares about me.