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Qualifications and Experience
Psychiatry On Demand: Weekend and Evening Hours. Historic SoHo Office | Experience: Over a decade of Training at Stanford, NYU, and Mount Sinai | Affordability: Select insurances accepted. scottdaltonmd.com
Verified Patient Reviews
Kind, caring, attentive doctor who went far above and beyond.
I initially found Dr. Dalton on this app because I needed a refill. While he was professional, down to earth, offered reasonable rates, and understood I was not interested in therapy. He also suggested I read about a medication no other psychiatrist had ever recommended. After a few months, I now feel better than I ever thought possible.
Total absolute sweetheart. Dr. Dalton doesn’t usually accept new patients but I called and emailed him telling him my circumstances and he messaged me back immediately agreeing to see me the next day. Thank you again.
Professional, courteous, skilled, reasonable rates. Highly recommended.
He is as good as the reviews if not better. After several months into treatment, I feel better than I ever thought possible. It has been painful at times, but life changing. For the first time since adolescence, I no longer need medication to feel whole.
Dr. Dalton is actually not only the first psychiatrist but really the only physician actually look forward to seeing. He is gentle but has guided me thoughtfully through a process of recovery. He is a great listener and professional in every respect.
I learned more about myself reflecting on my first few sessions than in the past decade with other psychiatrists.
Kind, patient, caring--very grateful I found Dr. Dalton.
I have seen Dr. Dalton for two years and can say unequivocally that he is the only reason I feel better than at any point in my life despite initially seeking his care during the hardest time I've faced. Through initially medication and now only weekly therapy, the emptiness I long felt seems like a distant memory. When I met him, I was alone and found no meaning in my job. I am now planning my wedding, something I had given up on, and also gained enough insight into myself to slowly transitions careers. For the first time I have a sense of what it means to "feel." Between sessions, I have spoken or messaged him countless hours and really can't imagine life without him. If you are fortunate enough to land one of the slots he occasionally puts on here, take it immediately. Dr. Dalton didn't ask me to write anything but will probably know who I am (I sent you a wedding invitation a few weeks ago). If reading--please let me know if ever another patient would want to speak to me for perspective and reference. I can't thank you enough for for kindness and wisdom.
After previously seeing more psychiatrists in the past decade than I can count, Scott has become more than a doctor—he is a mentor and friend. I really doubt he wants or needs more patients since he is often booked for months, and certainly doesn’t need more positive reviews, but I can only begin to express my gratitude.
Very personable. Non-judgmental listener. Dr. Dalton asked me some excellent questions that I hadn't considered before. Looking forward to my follow-up in a couple of weeks.
Really great. Highly recommend.
Excellent doctor highly recommended
Dr. Dalton is very kind and not judgemental. Bery positive experience.
Dr. Dalton is very soft spoken and seems to ask all the right questions. Was comfortable speaking freely with him.
Dr. Dalton was spoke with me at length to get to know me and was extremely thoughtful in his diagnosis. He also did a wonderful job in creating an environment where I felt that I could be honest and comfortable.
I just spoke with Dr. Scott last night. He was able to accommodate my hectic schedule which was a huge plus. I was quite nervous before talking to him but he was able to make it comfortable to talk to. He listened and was able to answer all my questions. After our visit he was super helpful in getting the pharmacy and insurance companies together. If it wasn't for his help I would have just gave up. I will be seeing him again for sure. Thank you Dr. Scott!
Caring, attentive, receptive clinician.
Kind, caring, thoughtful, nonjudgmental. I was scared to see a psychiatrist but felt immediately at ease.
Excellent. Very easy to talk to.
Total sweatheart. No wonder he has a cult-like following and is booked for months.
Warm, kind, personable, honest--unparalleded.
My session with Dr. Dalton was actually my first experience seeing any type of mental health psychiatrist/psychologist (I actually didn't even realize he was a medical doctor). I don't think he needs more positive reviews but my initial impression is that his reputation is well deserved.
Kind, caring, loving clinician focused on long term recovery. I owe my life to Scott's compassion and dedication. I've seen him for four years and he is one of the main resons I would never leave New York.
I have more psychiatrists than I care to admit and Dr. Dalton was the first in a decade to spend over an hour with me and figure out who I was as a person. Rather than giving yet another conflicting diagnosis, he acknowledged the problems with how psychiatrists create arbitrary "disorders" and explained my symptoms through a nuanced yet clear formulation of my attachment structure, personality, culture, trauma, etc. I really felt like he made sense in an hour of what I've been wondering for years. It seemed too good to be true so I waited a few weeks to write a review, but the more I reflect I feel like I gained more insight in one session than in years of therapy. His approach is eclectic but pragmatic. He introduced me to a new class of medication that no one had considered. I was a bit scared at first, but feel better than ever before with no side effects. People may differ in what they consider "affordable" but as many have mentioned, his rate is two hundred less than my last psychiatrist who would just see me for thirty minutes and was less helpful than Google. He also helped me have much of the rate reimbursed by my insurance.
Dr. Dalton has become the cornerstone of my stability. I have returned to work and am learning how to be a better husband. It is early but I am already starting to see hope. I was shocked he actually messaged me during the week simply to make sure I was able to pick up a prescrption. Typically I have to call other doctor's office, leave numerous messages with staff, just wait and hope the doctor eventually responds--I wish he could also be all my doctors. His office is a giant loft that is cozy and peaceful. I really didn't want to leave and he was in no hurry to keep me to a timed regimen. One person mentioned having to wait but I was running late, and he still gave me as much time and attention as I needed during a time of crisis--I would gladly wait knowing he were helping someone as he has helped me. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Scott was kind, warm, and a total sweetheart. I was shocked to find him waiting for me directly inside his lofty office with the door open. He made me tea and we talked. He was able to get a much better sense of my problems just by talking with me than most psychiatrists have desire detailed testing, questionnaires, etc. He works alone and his practice is a welcome reminded of what it used to be like to visit a doctor. I have my own therapist of many years who referred me to him but I was very surprised to learn he also does therapy. He actually explained to me it would be in my own interest to continue to see my therapist and for him to manage my medication for now which I found professional and admirable. I actually had to remind him I was seeing him out of network (I believe he only accepts Cigna sadly) and for him to charge me. I almost had to force him to take my credit card. He told me to return in a month which seems so far away.
Thank you, Dr. Dalton! Your attentiveness, knowledge, and kindness far exceeded my expectations.
Scott (It was the first time a doctor ever introduced themselves by their first name) was amazing. I came to him because I thought I needed medication and after reading reviews felt comfortable he wouldn't over-prescribe too many things, which a couple of psychiatrists have done in the past. Instead, he seemed somewhat skeptical that I needed anything at all and validated my emotions and experiences nonjudgementally. He empathized with my need for immediate relief and respected my wishes to try something. However, he normalized my experience and emphasized the limitations of meds. I am very grateful to him. I tried to reach other psychiatrists but mostly just spoke with random staff, who demanded twice his rate and would not let me speak with the doctor. Scott gave me his personal cell phone number and spent 1.5 hours with me. I can't express how grateful I am to have found him.
All around great guy. Curteous, insightful, attentive--anything you could ever ask for in a pdoc.
Dr. Dalton spent two hours with me and for the first time in my life I am standing to understand why I feel the way I do.
Dr. Dalton is kind, attentive, listens, and is non-judgemental. I am starting to feel in control for the first time. Selfishly I don't hope he doesn't get too popular but somehow he manages to give so much of his time and make me feel like I'm his only patient.
After having seen Dr. Dalton a handful of times I can say with absolute confidence I haven't felt more comfortable with any other healthcare professional. The wait time is not an issue for me but it's been worth the wait every time.
Dr. Dalton was kind, receptive, and had a genuine interest in my well being.
Dr. Dalton made me wait 30 minutes since our appointment time for a session that lasted only 15 minutes because his schedule was "so backed up." The worst part is he tried to charge me for it. Only when I expressed my disbelief did he realize how awful that move was. He then proceeded with the question, "well what do you want to talk about?" Which I found ridiculous because how was I supposed to feel comfortable talking about my problems to someone who so disrespected my time and money? I've tried to give Dr Dalton the benefit of the doubt from the start, given his ZocDoc ratings. He would be on his laptop for the first 10 minutes of our session, not listening to what I'm saying and regularly forget what I said (and not make an effort to take notes to better remember things). I've looked past all these because I thought, "well, if so many people on ZocDoc were satisfied, there's gotta be something I'm missing." Turns out there wasn't. I never leave reviews but this experience was too negative to not share with people who might be looking for a psychiatrist who actually cares and respects his or her patients.
I just want to be accurate with the wait time rating but I don't believe it should take away half a star from his overall rating at all. Dr. Dalton is very knowledgeable and understands how to go about his way of treatment. Even if the wait time was between 30 and 60 minutes I'd still go to him and wait. The environment he creates is comfortable and warm. He goes out of his way outside of the scheduled appointments to make sure I'm doing well and I'm so happy I scheduled that first appointment with him
I was very frustrated with my experience with Dr. Dalton. His reviews seem stellar but he treated me like scum when we discussed pricing.
I brought a friend to see Dr. Dalton on short notice. My friend was very happy with Dr. Dalton! He will be doing his follow-up with the Doc!
Dr. Dalton is very kind and accommodating, and makes me feel like he really just wants to help me get better. This is the first time I'm seeing a psychiatrist for my depression and anxiety - and I was nervous - but he made me feel at ease. He recognized the urgency of my situation without being an alarmist, and prescribed me medication which has helped. I'm starting therapy sessions, and always have been skeptical of these, but I feel comfortable keeping an open mind about the process with Dr. Dalton.
Sessions with Scott have become the highlight of my week. I was hesitant to see a male psychiatrist, but he is warm and gentle. He has guided me in my journey toward accepting and healing from past traumas. I feel comfortable confiding in him things I never told my partners or closest friends. I was reluctant to restart medications after horrible experiences in the past and he understood and I was very suprised to hear from a doctor a lot of my own skepticism about meds. I actually asked him during our second session and he was skilled and thoughtful in his approach and helped me to accept symptomatic relief that has helped me return to work. His rates are reasonable and he submits claims out-of-network on my behalf. I recieved my first reimbursement check today even though he warned it could take several months. For years I was using spin classes etc as a clutch and now have professional help essentially for free. I' waited 15 mins once but he saw me promptly on all other occasions. He gives me his undivided attention. He works alone with no assistants which gives his office a very homely feel. I can't thank him enough.
Doctor Dalton is very profesional and patient to listen. He cares about about my issues and is willing to put extra effort to help.
Returned to start weekly therapy. Simply amazing!
Very attentive doctor, good listener and very careful and thoughtful in his questions, comfortable settings and very convenient hours.
I decided to finally see a psychiatrist after suffering for four years. I was expecting to just be put on a bunch of meds but instead Scott spent an hour and a half with me until almost midnight first to take a thorough history then to educate me about a few medication options while respecting my wishes to hold off, and spent the remainder of the time on psychotherapy. He is a total cutie. I had called about ten psychiatrists and somehow he spends hours with his patients while charging half as much as anyone else I called.
Very pleased with my appointment. Dr. Dalton took the time needed to thoroughly assess my condition. He is non judgmental, extremely understanding, and surprisingly personable. Very prompt communication, extremely professional, very kind bedside manner. I highly recommend.
Dr Dalton was attentive and knew what to ask to get straight to the problem and start me on my way to recovery. I wasn't sure how the appt would go since it was a last minute booking but he even emailed me prior to it to make sure everything was ok. Based solely on our first meeting I feel very hopeful and look forward to the following appointments
Dr. Dalton is an excellent accommodating provider. He was able to see me on short notice and was able to thoroughly and effectively go over my case and manage treatment. Excellent doc, highly recommend him!
Dr. Dalton super exceeded my expectations. He took the time to listen and is extremely open. He is professional and very knowledgeable. He is an excellent provider !
Dr Dalton was brilliant. He took my appointment last minute and without any hesitation , was so caring , and recommended exactly what has helped. I highly recommend Dr Dalton and will be going back to see him again of course !
Dr. Dalton was kind, patient, listened, and it made it very comfortable to discuss my issues and concerns. I feel he is the first psychiatrist I've met with that wants to truly help me versus just writing me a prescription to get by. I highly recommend him.
Once again I do not understand where ZD gets their provider ratings. I had vowed a few years ago to stop using them after a series of sketchy-to-mediocre providers but I got desperate. Dr. Dalton is not a bad guy but I would find it extremely difficult to believe anyone finds him easy to communicate with. Maybe that would be fine for a podiatrist or dermatologist but not a psychiatrist. It's certainly a matter of individual preference but I really did not feel at ease speaking to him about my personal life, thoughts, feelings...
Scott is a thoughtful, approachable, accommodating, communicative fellow. Those are favorable qualities in just about anyone, but they're especially welcome in a p-doc.
As other reviewers have said, Dr. Dalton is warm, kind, and easy to talk to. Personality wise, he was great, and the evening appointments are certainly very convenient. That being said, after speaking to me for only a short time, he immediately recommended that I take serious medication every single day, which concerned me. Just something for others to be aware of.