My name is Dr. Ankur Saraiya and we are certified in general psychiatry and practicing in NewYork city for ten years.Have a degree in biology from Harvard and medical and psychiatry training at Columbia and now I am a faculty at NYU in Well view hospital. I specialize in treating patients with mood and anxiety disorders including bipolar disorders and I have a special interest in working with people with sleep issues. Because I have holistic mind body approach I am also comfortable at the intersection between mental health and other areas of medicine. In particular with patients with digestive system disorder but really any area of physical medicine. I am also part of shrinking group of psychiatrists who still practice psychotherapy. I became a psychiatrist because I want to work closely with my patients collaboratively not focusing just on individual symptoms but working with person as a whole. Patients often come to me thinking that they are just going to get a prescription but then we end up on working on issues related to personal relationships, carrier and of course psychological and physical health. I also happy to work collaboratively with patients who already have a therapist focusing on just medication or provide a holistic evaluation for patients who may already have a psychiatrist but may want to consider other modalities other than medication. Patients and colleagues can read more about me on my website at drsaraiya.com that is www.drsaraiya.com. I can reach by email at mindbody@drsaraiya. Thank you for listening to my introduction and I wish you the best of luck in your search for good mental health.