Thank you for visiting this profile in the Additude Magazine directory. Dr. Thakkar is on faculty at the NYU School of Medicine and also operates a private practice, Solstice Psychiatric Consulting, P.C. He has office hours in New York City 4 days per week and in Westport, CT one day per week.
He is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with extra training and specialty in diagnosing and treating depression, ADHD, and impaired professionals (doctors, lawyers, etc. with mental health or substance use challenges).
Dr. Thakkar is not on any insurance panels but we can submit out-of-network claims on your behalf after payment is made--fees are paid by the patient at the time of the appointment (we accept cash, credit cards, Paypal and checks). In addition, if you have a Flexible Spending Account for healthcare through your employer, you can use those funds for up to 100% of the fees. If you’d like us to inquire about your out-of-network insurance coverage, please fax us the front & back of your insurance card along with your date-of-birth to (646) 706-7714 OR you may submit the request to us electronically by using our secure e-communication gateway at https://www.formstack.com/forms/solsticenyc-gateway
Follow up appointments are determined by Dr. Thakkar--depending on the evaluation, need for treatment, and acuity, they can range from just a one-time consultation to regular appointments for treatment and follow-up. The regular appointments can vary between every 2 weeks and every 2-3 months. Dr. Thakkar may also recommend books, tests (medical or psychological), consultation(s) with other medical specialists, a therapist, and/or a coach, but these are individualized for the person in treatment. Dr. Thakkar helps to coordinate these other interventions to provide the best comprehensive treatment plan for his patients. He will occasionally see patients regularly for psychotherapy (with or without medication treatment) but due to time constraints, these patients are accepted on a case by case basis. He follows a constructivist style of psychotherapy (an integration of styles, including CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy).
If you have any further questions you can call Dr. Thakkar directly or leave him a voicemail at 646-706-7757 and he will get back to you within 1 business day. In order to schedule an appointment, you can also call 877-657-8423 which is answered 24 hours a day by a live attendant for scheduling and messaging.
New patients can also register and schedule their own appointments (NYC office only) using our online calendar by clicking on "Schedule an Appointment" from our homepage--www.SolsticeNYC.com.
Finally, you may email us securely through the e-communication gateway:
LRL, assistant to Vatsal G. Thakkar, M.D.
Located two blocks east of the Flatiron building. Entrance on the SW corner of E. 23rd St.