What is a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a physician (MD/DO) who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. Psychiatrists complete four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school, and at least four years of specialized training (residency) prior to practicing independently. They are experts in understanding the complexities of mental health and take into account both medical and psychological aspects of your wellbeing. They are able to prescribe medications, order and interpret labs, provide psychotherapy, and may coordinate care with your other physicians.

About Dr. Cosgrove

Dr. Cosgrove is a board certified adult psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. She holds academic appointment at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine and is a member of Postpartum Support International and The Marce Society of North America. She provides up-to-date and evidence based psychopharmacologic management and psychotherapy to women ages 18 and up. While she specializes in reproductive psychiatry, she also treats women with mental health needs outside of the reproductive period. If you are curious if she can help you, reach out for a complimentary 15 minute consultation. Learn more about Dr. Cosgrove here.  

What will treatment look like?

Prior to our first session, we will speak for a brief 15 minute screening call for us both to determine if we should proceed with a formal appointment. If we proceed, our first session will be an initial psychiatric assessment. At this appointment I will get to know you, your history, and your goals for treatment. We will determine at this appointment if we are a good fit to work together. If so, we will craft a treatment plan which may involve medication, psychotherapy, life style changes, or all three.  

Step 1: Phone Screen
After submitting a treatment inquiry, I will call you for a brief discussion to determine if we would be a good fit.

Step 2: Initial Psychiatric Assessment
If we decide to proceed, your first appointment will take a deeper dive into your history, patterns, and goals for treatment to develop a comprehensive individualized treatment plan.

Step 3: Ongoing Treatment
Based on our treatment plan, we may choose to meet anywhere from twice a week to once every 1-3 months. You may also choose to return to your previous psychiatric provider with my recommendations.

**Submitting a treatment inquiry does not constitute a treatment relationship. Inquiries function as initiating a screen so that you and I can determine if we are a good fit to work together.

Who do you treat?

I am a board certified adult psychiatrist. My training has involved working with both men and women ages 18 and above but I specialize in women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry- meaning women who experience mental health needs premenstrually, during pregnancy or postpartum or those suffering from infertility or loss, and during the transition to menopause. Given the shortage of reproductive psychiatrists nationally, I work mainly with women ages 18 and up. I do sometimes, however, work with men if they or their partner have perinatal psychiatry needs. 

What conditions do you treat?

I treat most mental health conditions including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders (including OCD), ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. I have training and experience treating these conditions throughout the lifespan, including during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

What types of psychotherapy do you offer?

I incorporate different modalities in a way that works for you as most people benefit from a multimodal approach. Some modalities I may use are psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and transference-focused psychotherapy. I may also use components of mentalization based psychotherapy and dialectical behavioral therapy though do not offer these modalities exclusively. If you are already in treatment with a psychotherapist I will coordinate care with them in a shared treatment model, though prefer to engage in weekly psychotherapy with all of my patients.

Do you accept insurance?

I do not directly participate with any insurance plans. Prior to scheduling, check with your insurance company to see if you have out-of-network benefits. If so, your insurance company may reimburse you for all or part your visit. I can provide you with the documentation to submit in order to receive this reimbursement. 

Do you offer consultations?

Yes. If you are currently in treatment but desire a second opinion, or if you are currently in treatment and desire a consult for psychotropic medication use during pregnancy or lactation, I am able to provide a one-time consult. This consult will be similar in layout to my initial psychiatric assessment but you will return to your previous mental health care provider following the appointment.

Do you offer in-person appointments?

Yes, I offer both in-person and virtual appointments- whichever works for you! In-person appointments are held at my office located in Huntington, NY.

How do I make an appointment?

In order to make sure we are a good fit I offer a brief, complimentary screening call prior to scheduling an appointment. Click here to schedule the screening call or to request more information!