About Lisa R Berman, MD


Dr. Lisa Berman is a highly trained psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, practicing in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Dr. Berman is a board certified in adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She attended Weill Cornell University Medical College and completed her residency in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell’s Payne Whitney Clinic following an internship in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She went on to complete psychoanalytic training at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She obtained her BA from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences.

In addition to private practice, she is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry of both the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell and Columbia Presbyterian Hospitals, where she teaches and supervises medical students and residents in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology as well as teaching psychoanalyst-in-training at Columbia University. Prior to being in private practice, she was an inpatient attending at the Payne Whitney Clinic at New York Presbyterian Hospital. 

Dr. Berman is also the founder and clinical director of Inspire Mental Health, a group practice for medication management. All providers at this practice accept a wide range of insurance plans, including Medicare and many Medicaid plans. For more information, please visit www.IMHS.nyc

Dr. Berman is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the American Medical Association. She holds a position on the Curriculum Committee at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, where she also is involved in a research project analyzing long-term outcomes and career paths following psychoanalytic training.

Dr. Berman has clinical expertise in a broad range of conditions including anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. She conducts adult psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, psychoanalysis, and couples therapy.