Suparna Basu, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adult residents in New York. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia and SAD.
Suparna is an experienced and compassionate psychiatrist with expertise in caring for a variety of mental health problems, often using a combination of medication and talk psychotherapy. In her practice, her approach to treatment is personalized to each individual’s unique history, difficulties, strengths, and aspirations. Her approach can best be described as interpersonal/humanistic, one in which the working relationship between an individual and her is every bit as important as any medication the individual might decide to use. She believes that mental health is much more than the absence of specific symptoms, and involves an increased understanding of how one’s feelings and thoughts can work for and against one’s sense of well-being.
Suparna’s interest in mental health care stems from the want to remove the stigma behind psychiatry, create awareness, and from her interest in data driven treatment.
Suparna loves cooking and nature. She dislikes exercising but works hard psychologically to incorporate it into her life.
“True courage and adventure is found in exploring the meaning of life and discovering the reason for your existence. Even greater joy and fulfillment is found in persistent struggle to contribute to others happiness.”
Judith Creecy, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New York. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are mood disorders, addiction, relational issues and trauma. In practice, Judith takes an empathic approach working with clients, and views the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration in which the client and she work to achieve their goals.
Judith’s interest in mental health care began with her interest in human behavior and psychology in college. She had a mentor, a therapist, who supported and encouraged her choice of behavioral health.
Judith enjoys and writes poetry. She is a nature lover, spent many years in Arizona and hiked the Grand Canyon.
“To thine ownself be true.” – William Shakespeare
Betsy O’Brien, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adult residents in New Jersey and New York. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are post-partum depression, mood disorders and women’s issues and health. Betsy has additional training and board certification in psychosomatic medicine, also called consultation-liaison psychiatry. Because she has treated patients with acute and chronic medical conditions, she places a strong emphasis on the integration of physical and mental healthcare. Betsy believes that psychopharmacological interventions are an important part of a treatment plan, alleviating symptoms and improving a patient’s ability to function in their day to day life. These interventions can also stabilize symptoms so that a patient can effectively participate in other modalities of care such as therapy and integrative medicine.
Betsy’s interest in mental health care stems from her interest in psychology and was a psychology major and pre-med at Yale University. This interest continued in medical school where she was fascinated by the integration of physical and mental health. She enjoys the continuity of care in psychiatry and the ability to treat acute and chronic symptoms in an outpatient setting.
Betsy worked in a busy urban psychiatric emergency room as the attending psychiatrist. She was a nationally ranked junior tennis player and played Division 1 college tennis. Betsy has two young children and leads an active lifestyle including skiing, running and biking.
“You can rise up from anything. You can completely recreate yourself. Nothing is permanent. You’re not stuck. You have choices. You can think new thoughts. You can learn something new. You can create new habits. All that matters is that you decide today and never look back.” – Idil Ahmed
Margarita Carson, LCSW is a board certified clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adult residents of New York and New Jersey. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety, depression and cognitive behavioral therapy. Margarita is a solution-based therapist. In her practice, Margarita’s philosophy of care is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a health life by utilizing complementary therapy approaches and techniques.
Margarita’s interest in mental health care stems from her experiences working with individuals and families from disadvantage communities. She learned very early in her career that she had a passion for helping people.
Margarita loves to binge watch series on Netflix and enjoys hiking in the summer weather. Her biggest career and personal success is starting a private practice in New York State.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. ” – Carl Rogers, Psychologist
Lori Thompson, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New York and New Jersey. She has a wide range of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, relationship counseling, stress management, trauma and abuse. Lori’s philosophy of care is that therapy is an opportunity to explore – she helps patients walk through rough patches, point out things in their journey that they may not have noticed and give them tools to move forward on their own. Lori’s career in mental health care has been a life-long calling. She finds it gratifying to see people find their own strength and grow.
Lori plays the piano and violin, and studied martial arts for 15 years.