Zahra Basseda, MD

( she/her/hers )



New York, NY

Ages Treated


Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Basseda is an adult psychiatrist with an integrative approach, focusing on patients’ wellness rather than solely treating a mental illness. She considers psychiatrists as a primary care practitioner who is an essential member of a collaborative healthcare team. Therefore, she always actively cooperates with other professionals to optimize patient care. She is empathic, compassionate, and customizes each individual’s treatment plan based on their unique needs and goals by combining medication, psychotherapy, mindfulness practices, and lifestyle modifications. Dr Basseda engages patients in scientific discussions and provides training on their condition and treatment options, as she strongly believes that knowledge and awareness about how our mind and body operates lead to better treatment outcomes.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Basseda specializes in treating adults with a wide range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, trauma- and stress-related disorders, and psychotic disorders. She combines pharmacotherapy with different therapeutic approaches such as psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, as well as practicing mindfulness exercises. Dr. Basseda devises treatment plans with an integrative approach; empowering patients to enhance their wellness by using the proper medications and psychotherapy. She also focuses attention on a patient’s health habits including exercise and improved nutrition.

Experience and Training:

Dr. Basseda received her Medical Degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Rutgers University. She has experience in a broad range of services in psychiatry, working in both outpatient and hospital settings.

Dr. Basseda is fluent in Farsi.

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