Dr. Wachtel trained in New York City at the Beth Israel Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Residency in Psychiatry. She is thoroughly trained in the most modern diagnosis and treatment of Psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders. Treatment is within a caring, warm and nonjudgmental setting, where she works with each patient to understand their individual feelings, concerns and goals and together formulate a treatment plan for healthier, happier and more fulfilling living.
Dr. Wachtel believes there is overprescription and overuse of Benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Klonopin and Ativan, as well as opioids, and various stimulants, such as Adderall. These medications are highly addictive and can be unsafe, dangerous and harmful to patients. She prescribes these medications with great precaution. The patients safety and well being is very important to Dr. Wachtel.
Dr. Wachtel speaks fluent English, Italian, Hebrew, Russian and Polish. Having travelled and lived in a number of countries around the world, she has a heightened awareness of cultural differences and a sensitivity to individual beliefs. By working with each patient as an individual, with proper medication as needed and talk therapy, a person more easily moves forward, relates better to themselves and others and more readily achieves their goals. Together with other efforts such as yoga, a good night's sleep and balanced nutrition a powerful effect occurs for our health and our goals.