Jennifer Bernstein , MD

Psychiatrist - Medical Director, NY


New York, N.Y.

Ages Treated

18 and up

Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Jennifer Bernstein is an experienced Psychiatrist who strives to find the safest, most effective treatment for her clients.  Often described as warm and down to earth, Dr. Bernstein creates a welcoming, supportive environment for treatment. A natural communicator, she is sensitive to each person’s individual needs and works collaboratively with patients to find what works best for their unique situation. Non-judgmental and patient, she is a big proponent of non-medication interventions that incorporate psychotherapy and other effective treatment methods. She works particularly well with patients who are hesitant about medication, finding effective alternatives to meet the patient wherever they are.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Bernstein specializes in treating adults with mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, panic disorder, and adjustment difficulties with life events. She has a special interest in women’s mental health, and works with reproductive health across the lifespan. Her expertise includes a wide array of treatment modalities, including psychopharmacology, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).   By offering a combination of excellent diagnostic strengths, therapeutic insights, and expertise in medication management, she tailors an individualized treatment plan that can minimize symptoms and positively impact a person’s thoughts, behaviors, and relationships.

Experience and Training:

Dr. Bernstein received her Medical Degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and her BA from Stanford University. She completed her residency in psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. In addition to her clinical work, she has experience in both inpatient and emergency room settings.


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