In this practice, patients receive skillful medication management, nuanced psychotherapy and customized meditation exercises. Dr. Datta does prescribe suboxone as well. Injections such as Vivitrol, Sublocade are prescribed and administered here as well.
Customized Treatment: Helping someone with their mental health is not a one size fits all process. Every person, couple and family are different. Dr. Datta has a psychotherapy first mindset. He listens to your story and your problems and we talk things out. The doctor needs to have a vision for what is happening in your conscious mind and unconscious mind; they have to “get you.” The tough part is when the doctor sees something in you that you cannot yet see. That can create some friction between the patient and doctor. One of the most significant challenges people have is changing their ways. However that’s why people come here. Psychotherapy has more than one component. Sometimes people have experienced trauma, neglect or have been misunderstood and they want supportive psychotherapy. Sometimes people have reached a point where they must change. One of the most significant challenges people have is changing their ways. The people that come here have been in-network and they want something different, more specific, more nuanced.
Precision Medicine/Treatment: Perhaps you’ve had a health care experience where you’ve had non-specific treatment. You’re not sure the diagnosis or medications you’ve received is accurate. You have been going to treatment but there still isn’t any change in your life and you are not sure why. Precision Medicine/Treatment means you receive customized treatment specifically for you because one size does not fit all. No two patients receive the same treatment. Dr. Datta is a general and addiction psychiatrist. You would be surprised how two doctors can prescribe medications so differently. It’s a matter of treatment philosophy. Dr. Datta has seen a variety of medication options and can help you understand the rationale of your particular medication regimen or offer you a regimen that is balanced.
Dr. Datta is a General and Addiction Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist located at East 44th street and 5th avenue in Midtown, New York City near Grand Central Station.
Dr. Datta does three things:
- Medication Management
Dr. Datta is a psychotherapy first doctor. He will not reflexively prescribe you medication just because you are depressed or anxious. He will understand you psychologically and emotionally first. The 75-90 minute initial evaluation you will dive deep into your personality. It is a character analysis. He always does his best to see the world from your shoes. He will help you understand why you are feeling this way and what you can do to cope, change or adapt for the better. Dr. Datta uses 5 different types of psychotherapy techniques to help you emotionally. Patients can talk about their relationship and families. Mental health is not always isolated to the individual but one’s interaction with the people and the environment around them. It starts with understanding one’s emotions first. Psychotherapy
If medication is needed, Dr. Datta will provide a nuanced review of medications so that it all makes sense to you. It’s easy for patients to become confused about which medication does what. On the other hand, some people have been on medications for a while and are seeking a new psychiatrist. Some people had seen a psychiatrist a long time ago and want to start again. Or you might be completely new and never seen a psychiatrist or therapist. Dr. Datta will take into account what kind of treatment you received before. He never reinvents the wheel. He is interested in what you learned from your last provider and how he can help you more. Some patients come to Dr. Datta for a 2nd opinion having been to a few in-network doctors. Dr. Datta may contact some of your previous providers to inquire about the rationale of treatment. If patients give Dr. Datta that information, then he will clarify to you why a certain provider chose that modality of treatment. Dr. Datta often sees patients who don’t know why they have received a certain medication regimen Medication Management
Addiction Treatment and controlled substance medication management often requires the most nuanced medication management. Some of the people who call have severe cases, so Dr. Datta will explain a birds eye view of their projected treatment over the phone before they come in. This depends on the severity of controlled substance medication or illicit substance they are on. This is a situation where Dr. Datta talks about medication first and then about psychological, emotional factors. Please see the Addiction section specifically for more details. Dr. Datta provides specialty injectable medications such as vivitrol and sublocade for addiction patients, as well as suboxone treatments. Dr. Datta also welcomes those who want to treat their addiction holistically (without medication).
Dr. Datta is a practitioner and believer of Meditation. Dr. Datta understands that people roll their eyes at meditation. This practice is about mastering one’s emotions. This practice is about you becoming your own therapist and not needing a therapist anymore. Dr. Datta aims to teach you those skills so that you can be that mentor for others. So others will come to you for help. Medications can be a great tool to help you get there psychologically and emotionally. The psychotherapy here has to be internalized. It has to become second nature. You can have this level of self-communication that you feel at peace with your past, with your addiction, your loss etc. Meditation helps the unconscious mind let go of things that you had a tough time letting go of before.
Patients receive comprehensive care here. Patients can also review their medical problems with Dr. Datta and explore the correlations between psychiatric/psychological and medical problems. Sometimes psychiatric issues overlap with medical issues; it’s called psychosomatic phenomena. Precision medicine and customized treatment is the mission of this practice. Patients learn to become their own therapists and depend on themselves. However, they are always welcome to return.
Please note that Dr. Datta is not an emergency doctor. That is part of the reason why all potential patients speak to the assistant and Dr. Datta before they are accepted as a patient. Not everyone is accepted.