We are Committed to Providing the Resources Needed for Successful Treatment
SohoMD is a dynamic psychiatry practice with locations in downtown Manhattan in New York City, and in the Grove Street area of Jersey City. We offer high-quality treatment for anxiety, depression, and adult ADHD, as well as outpatient substance abuse therapy. Treatments are affordable and appointments can be scheduled quickly.
In treatment, there are different levels of care. Some disorders require advanced technologies and uncharted treatment approaches. Sometimes, a hospital-based clinic attached to a major medical center is the best setting. At the other end of the spectrum, a condition might not be related to a disorder, and may respond with minimal care from a coach or counselor. SohoMD specializes in cases that fall between these two extremes.
some of the conditions we can help with
If you find you procrastinate over assignments, cannot make or complete your to-do list, have trouble staying organized, and work harder and longer on assignments than your coworkers, you may have attention deficit disorder (ADD). We can carry out an evaluation to diagnose your condition and prescribe the appropriate medications.
If fear seems to rule your life, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Other symptoms of anxiety include trouble sleeping, constant worry, nightmares, or panic attacks. Anxiety symptoms often respond to a combination of talk therapy and medication. At SohoMD, we carry out a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your anxiety symptoms. Then we design a plan to alleviate them.
You may be suffering from depression if you feel sad, irritable, low in energy, uninterested in friends and family, or if you are sleeping too much or too little. At SohoMD, we carry out a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your depression. Then we work with you to develop a plan to alleviate your symptoms of depression.
If you have difficulty controlling your emotions, you may have bipolar disorder. Perhaps you fluctuate between feeling irritable or extremely happy, while at other times you feel depressed. Maybe you feel you have found the solution to the world’s problems, or your mind races and your words come out too quickly and won’t slow down. Other times, you may feel hopeless, fatigued, and unmotivated. SohoMD will evaluate you to determine the origin of your symptoms and develop an appropriate treatment plan that includes medication and modification of lifestyle habits to help you achieve and maintain mood stability.
Perhaps you started using substances because you liked the way they made you feel. Now you are using more of the substance to reach the level of enjoyment you experienced before. You may feel scared or ashamed or think there is no way out.
Our discreet, flexible therapy is non-judgmental and caring. Our goal is to help you stay in school, keep your job, and protect your relationships. We use talk therapy to help you understand your emotions, and medication to alleviate cravings while you decrease your use and achieve sobriety.
You may have heard of people becoming addicted to gambling, video games, sex, food, or shopping. Any behavior that gets in the way of your ability to meet your obligations or maintain balance in your life can be defined as an addiction. Several factors can drive this behavior, such as an underlying mood or anxiety disorder coupled with a personality disorder or an impulse control disorder. In some cases, the behavior can be caused by an underlying physical condition or a medication.
SohoMD can carry out a comprehensive evaluation to determine the root cause of your behavior. We work with you to develop a treatment plan that uses a combination of talk therapy, support groups, and medications to address the symptoms and help you live a happier, healthier life.
Our model provides flexibility while ensuring quality care
some examples of treatment options we provide
Psychodynamic psychotherapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, is the process of bringing the subconscious into conscious awareness to promote insight and resolve conflicts. This approach focuses on the relationship between therapist and patient, and on learning how the patient relates to everyone in his or her life. Successful sessions will stimulate well being and increase fulfillment in relationships.
Medication management is the monitoring of medications that a patient takes to confirm that he or she is complying with a medication regimen, while also ensuring the patient is avoiding potentially dangerous drug interactions and other complications.
Testimonials from our patients
SohoMD is committed to providing our patients with all the resources needed for successful treatment.
Nurse Practitioner, New York
By utilizing a holistic treatment approach, which emphasizes the cultivation of a strong therapeutic relationship, Alison Ballantyne strives to address all facets of her clients’ experience.
Alison is not accepting new patients at this time.