Dr. Goksin Ozkarahan, MD is uniquely qualified as a physician and Board-Certified Psychiatrist with multiple credentials by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach, Women’s Fitness Specialist, and Behavior Change Specialist alongside a PADI scuba certification as an Open Water Diver.
She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College as Valedictorian and completed her adult psychiatry residency training at NYU Langone Health/ Bellevue Hospital Center. Following her residency, Dr. Ozkarahan pursued advanced training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She worked for many years on the Student Mental Health Service of Columbia University Medical Center where she treated graduate & professional students in the health sciences who were struggling with the emotional demands of higher education. Dr. Ozkarahan is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU School of Medicine where she interviews applicants to the medical school annually. She is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Ozkarahan’s private practice focuses on young adults (20s through 40s) struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship problems, body image/eating issues, adjustment difficulties, loss, panic, OCD, sleep disorders, stress management, and the challenges of academic and professional lives.
With a warm, personable, and conversational approach to psychotherapy, she prescribes medications gently and only when necessary.
Dr. Ozkarahan’s extensive training by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, regarded as the most respected leader in fitness certification, enables her to offer comprehensive lifestyle-oriented psychiatric treatment incorporating verbal coaching on physical exercise, nutrition, yoga, meditation, sleep optimization, and motivational support. As a fitness athlete and lifestyle psychiatrist, she endeavors to treat the whole person — body and mind.