Daniel Roberts, MD, MSW

Psychiatrist
New York NY
How I work with my patients varies to some degree on each individual and their specific needs in treatment. I see individuals for psychotherapy, some only for psychiatric medication management, and for many patients, some combination of these approaches. I am also open to working collaboratively with other members of a person's treatment team, including other therapists and prescribers. I treat patients with a variety of concerns, such as mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, substance use problems. I also work with individuals who struggle with a sense of existential dissatisfaction, as they feel that their lives and current trajectory do not fully align with their core values. Pertaining to psychedelic work, I offer consultations for individuals who are considering ketamine or other psychedelic use and would like to discuss the potential risks and benefits; as well as preparatory and integrative sessions for individuals who are planning to or have already participated in psychedelic experiences within or outside of a formal therapeutic context.
I am a psychiatrist in private practice in Manhattan and a Clinical Instructor at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. At NYU, I am the attending psychiatrist at the NYU World Trade Center Health Program, and I am also a study physician/psychiatrist and study therapist on a number of clinical trials involving psilocybin and MDMA for a variety of therapeutic applications at the NYU Langone Center for Psychedelic Medicine. Prior to a career transition into medicine and psychiatry, I worked as a clinical social worker, specializing in treating co-occurring substance use and other mental health disorders both in individual and group psychotherapy. I earned my undergraduate degrees in philosophy and religious studies at Purdue University, my graduate degree in social work from the University of Michigan, and I completed my medical degree at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. I then completed my psychiatry residency training at the NYU School of Medicine, where I pursued a specialized clinical research track focusing on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and psychedelic research. Beyond conventional psychiatric training, I completed a psychoanalytic fellowship at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY), and I also completed advanced training in psychedelic-assisted therapy, including ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute. I hav co-authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and I have received a number of awards for clinical excellence throughout my training.