(Please note: email is the best way to contact Dr. Varma.
Messages can also be left at (212)-590-2456- but also please send an email for a more prompter response.
Dr. Varma treats individuals and couples.
Psychiatric Services offered:
. My philosophy
"I offer psychotherapy with and without medication. Many patients are reluctant to take medication for understandable reasons. I am very sensitive to this issue and will take the time to evaluate you properly and only when deemed necessary, will present you with medication options.
I will discuss the risks and benefits and monitor you carefully for side effects. If you are already in treatment with a therapist, I can work with your therapist to provide a consultation to determine if you could benefit from taking medications if needed.
Many of the medications available for the treatment of depression and anxiety today have very little side effects and are not habit forming. Approximately 80% of people respond to medications for depression/anxiety and notice significant improvements in their mood, energy, concentration, sleep and appetite as well as improved self-esteem, body image, better communication and productivity in the work place as well as in interpersonal relationships.
In milder forms of anxiety or depression, talk therapy can be just as beneficial as taking medication. I offer therapy with and without medication. Therapy offers the opportunity to understand oneself as well as learn important skills to manage stress and can be long lasting."