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Dr. Kara Lichtman, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist

Professional statement

Kara Lichtman, MD is a licensed physician practicing adult psychiatry with an integrated approach that combines the latest in psychopharmacology with insights from psychodynamic theory. She treats the full range of psychiatric conditions including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, trauma related disorders, substance abuse, and ADHD. She enjoys working in collaboration with patients to identify the most effective treatments for each individual’s unique biochemistry and personality. She is available for consultations and ongoing medication management, as well as combined therapy and psychopharmacology. Dr. Lichtman’s goal in therapy is to assist patients with identifying and dissolving defenses, personality structures, and habits of thought and behavior that are no longer serving the individual. She believes in the adaptability of the mind and that we often develop dysfunctional patterns to serve us and carry us through times of trauma, stress, and loss. These experiences, along with genetics, may also lead to sensitivities of the nervous system that result in panic attacks, ruminative worrying, and somatic expressions of anxiety. Dr. Lichtman earned her BA from Yale University in literature and film and continues to draw from the arts and humanities to enhance her understanding of human emotions and relationships. She went on to study medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency training at the Harvard Longwood Psych Center

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychotherapist

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Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Fellowship in Psychotherapy
  • Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Medical School - University of California, San Francisco, Doctor of Medicine
  • Yale University (Bachelor’s)

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1245480151

Office locations

Kara Lichtman MD

208 North 6th Street, Suite 1B

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Dr Lichtman is genuine, compassionate, and interested. She's not about just giving you pills. She explores the whole of your life and offers holistic suggestions for ways to be a better you. Highly recommend.
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My appointment was scheduled for 4pm and began promptly at 4:00PM on the dot. Dr. Lichtman is clearly very knowledgeable, very pleasant, easy going, hands on. Asked many questions and showed genuine interest. Gave her cell number to keep herinformed or for any questions that may arise. A refreshing experience!
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dr. l is everything a healer should be: kind, understanding, compassionate, knowledgable
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Dr. L was very understanding and supportive.
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Dr. Lichtman is pleasant, to the point and really makes you feel heard.
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she's excellent. extremely thorough. i've seen many professionals in the mental health field and from experience, I can say that she is an excellent option when needing a psychitrist.
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