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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Raff is a compassionate and experienced physician, whose clinical expertise has its roots in numerous sources, ranging from his studio background in the fine arts to the rigorous psychiatric residencies (adult and forensic) at NYU-Bellevue, additional training in treating adolescents, and his psychoanalytic training at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. First and foremost, Dr. Raff develops working relationships with his patients based on trust and a desire to help the patient move forward from a particular problem. Working with the patient to identify an issue, understand why he/she is “stuck” in a particular way, and the myriad of factors that contribute to it are all crucial aspects of the process. Treatment may involve talk therapy, psycho-pharmacology, and psychoanalysis or a combination of each. Dr. Raff also has an experience in treating conditions of addiction and substance abuse. For those individuals struggling with opiate addiction, Dr. Raff carries certification in the prescription of Buprenorphine (Suboxone).
  • Dr. Raff treats patients by appointment in his New York City and/or Scarsdale offices. Both offices are located within walking distance from the train station (Grand Central Station/Scarsdale train station). Additionally, Dr. Raff is the Director of Psychiatric Solutions of Westchester, PC, a company that provides on-site psychiatric treatment to older residents in long term care facilities. English is his first language and as a result of living in the Middle East for several years, he has proficiency in Hebrew.

Education

  • Medical School - Sackler School of Medicine
  • New York University, Bellevue Hospital Center, Residency in Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Forensic Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Language Spoken

  • English