Leila Bender Laitman, M.D.
Phone: 516 487 5700
17 Barstow Rd, Suite 400
Great Neck , NY 11021


 


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Welcome
Information about my training is available for you to examine on the next page.
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In my office in Great Neck, NY, a Long Island suburb  just east of the New York City borough of Queens, I practice medicine the way I feel it was meant to be.  Rather than looking at my watch (or iPhone) for the 50-minute session to end, I revolve each appointment around addressing your needs in sufficient detail.  I consider your physical health when solving your mental health problems - I look at the whole person.  Devoting personal attention is a source of pride for me, and the basis of many of my referrals.  


For over 25 years, in addition to General Adult Psychiatry, I have been specializing in Geriatric Psychiatry, dealing with the mental and behavioral symptoms of people as they age.  Rather than assume the patient's emotional state is the cause, I search for medical explanations that may underlie psychiatric symptoms.  Addressing and treating your overall health can greatly improve your mental state.  I deal with problems like depression, anxiety, memory problems, paranoid symptoms and psychiatric symptoms that develop when people become medically ill.

I am also among the few psychiatrists intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment for emotionally dysregulated individuals.  Collaborating with DBT therapists, I​ medicate patients in existing DBT skills groups and individual therapy.