Laura N. Antar, MD, PhD

Taking the first step, consider…
” You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances, you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions.”
-A. Sinclair

Let me be a resource to you!

Dr. Antar specializes in state-of-the-art, outpatient treatment of stress, anxiety and depression in adolescents and adults. She also has extensive experience treating patients with bipolar disorder, mood disorders, PTSD and ADHD. Most of her patients work, go to school and are able to live their lives, but have some issues that “get in their way.” Other patients have more significant distress. She is able to treat each person with what he or she needs, whether it is with medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic (insight-oriented) psychotherapy or family therapy. Dr. Antar has also undergone training in dialectical behavioral therapy and advanced professional training in mind body medicine.

Let me introduce myself so that I may make you more comfortable and confident in entrusting yourself to my care

Dr. Antar graduated from Oberlin College with honors in English and high honors in anthropology. She was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholars Award. She went on to study Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she both completed her M.D. and earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience. She was president of the Albert Einstein Chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association and won the Julius Marmar Research Award for Excellence in Research. She has won numerous other awards including those from the National Science Foundation and the FRAXA Research Foundations that funded her research and helped her to teach others about her work. She has published extensively in Journals such as Neuron, The Journal of Neuroscience, Developmental Cell, and Genes, Brain and Behavior, to name a few. Her research has been cited in Science Magazine’s Editor’s Choice. She has authored several book chapters, and served as section editor for APA publications and peer reviewed journals. She has been invited to present her work at the prestigious Gordon Research Conference, and has given numerous national and international talks on a variety of neuro-psychiatric subjects to researchers and physicians as well as patients and their families. Dr. Antar volunteered some of her time teaching resident physicians at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and providing internships to college students at SUNY Purchase. She has given talks to social workers in the community as well as to elementary and high school students. Dr. Antar previously conducted research at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is past president of the West Hudson Psychiatric Society, district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

I hope to use my knowledge, experience and caring to help you in a very special way

Dr. Antar combines her understanding of the sciences, social sciences and humanities to help individuals face their most trying moments effectively: with grace, dignity and compassion. Dr. Antar feels that it is an honor and privilege to collaborate with her patients, and works to create a warm environment of mutual respect, exploration, self-discovery and self-efficacy.

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Distinguished Fellow, APA
New York State Psychiatric Association
Member, New York State Psychiatric Association
Board Certified Psychiatrist
Past-President of District Branch

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