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Therapy, Medications & Integrative Medicine

Welcome to Beata Lewis MD

Integrative Therapy & Psychiatry for Children, Adolescents and Adults

Diagnostic evaluations, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and integrative medicine. Treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD. Individual and couples therapy. Empowering individuals through knowledge on their journey to health and wellness. Transforming psychiatry through integration of conventional and alternative approaches.

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I am increasingly recognizing the possible role of inflammation in psychiatric conditions. My patients often report a variety of inflammatory and autoimmune symptoms in addition to mental health symptoms. Times of increased emotional stress, at times come with flare-ups of pain, joint problems, skin issues, and gastrointestinal dysfunction, and other symptoms suggestive of systemic inflammation. Chronic inflammation may be the underlying mechanism that could explain both the mental health and physical health issues. Recent studies link inflammation to the following psychiatric conditions in adults and children:

Bipolar Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Cognitive Decline

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With the growing interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among patients, psychiatrists face a new challenge of learning how the complementary treatments may interact with conventional psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. The patient-driven growth in the use of CAM reflects our divided health care system. Medicine co-exists with many alternative and complementary fields such as naturopathy, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, chiropractic, health coaching, yoga therapy, homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, herbal medicine, energy healing and others. Patients may receive treatments and advice from a number of different providers, who may have quite divergent views of the causes and treatment of diseases. According to a study by Eisenberg et al., published in JAMA (1998), Americans make more visits to alternative health care practitioners than to primary care physicians (JAMA 1998;280(18):1569-1575). A 2008 survey by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and

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Mindfulness is a powerful technique for taming our restless minds.  A definition of mindfulness that I like and teach my patients and students is “awareness of the present moment with acceptance.”  No matter what is happening and what is going through your mind, when you notice and accept it you are being mindful.  Even when you are having a negative thought, such as “I hate being stuck in traffic” or “I don’t like what is happening right now”, noticing the thought, the resistance to whatever is happening, and moving towards accepting that that is what you are thinking and feeling in the moment is a practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness strengthens our power of observation of ourselves and our life experiences.  Instead of being full absorbed in every thought and emotion, mindfulness involves having a bit of distance, and an ability

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How do I make an appointment?

Call 347.331.1713 to obtain additional information and to make an appointment.   You may also contact us at bliss@beatalewismd.com.


The initial adult psychiatry evaluation takes place in two sessions.  The first session is 1 hour long.


The initial adolescent psychiatry evaluation happens in two sessions.  In the initial appointment Dr. Lewis first speaks to the teen and then to the parents to get the teen’s perspective on what brought them for the evaluation.


The initial child psychiatry evaluation typically involves three sessions.  In the initial appointment Dr. Lewis meets with parents, in the second session with your child, and in the third session we speak about any findings and make a plan for how to best help your child.


Whether you are interested in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology or integrative medicine, the initial evaluation allow for a thorough evaluation of past and present issues so that we can make a good treatment plan.

What can I expect when I come for the initial appointment?

Please ring the bell and you will be buzzed into the waiting area. Please have a seat and your clinicians will come out to greet you. Your clinician will meet with you for the initial evaluation, collect and review any prior records or forms you bring, go over confidentiality and practice policies, and collect the payment information and payment. In the initial interview you will have the opportunity to describe your current concerns and symptoms and your prior health and treatment history. If you are coming for an initial child psychiatry or child psychotherapy appointment, please bring a toy or a book for your child and for younger children please come with a second adult who will be able to wait with your child. We have two locations: Manhattan Location: 841 Broadway, Suite 302 in Manhattan. We are located between 13th and 14th streets on Broadway. You can take the elevator to the third floor to find Suite 302. Our office is #5. Brooklyn Location: 49 8th Ave in Park Slope.

Can I use my insurance?

Dr. Lewis does not participate in any insurance as an in-network provider. We do work with all out-of-network plans. If you have out of network benefits with your insurance we will file for reimbursement for you or provide you with all the necessary forms for you to file. Please call your insurance company to check if you have out of network benefits and ask about any deductible that you might have.





                                                        • Do I have out-of-network benefits for mental health?
                                                        • Do I have a deductible for mental health services?
                                                        • At what rate will I be reimbursed for mental health services (the usual range is 50% to 80%)?

When you use your out of network benefits though the insurance you pay directly to the clinician and then file for reimbursement with your insurance company. Insurance companies take between two and six weeks on average to process reimbursement claims.


We can support you in this process, and are available to answer your insurance-related questions to the best of our ability.