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NYU Langone Provider

Alan D. Schlechter, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-754-5000
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As a child and adolescent psychiatrist with NYU Langone’s Child Study Center, I work with children, adolescents, and young adults who have all types of mental health disorders. I have a particular interest in working with college-aged youth who are transitioning into adulthood.

My treatment strategy is based on The Science of Happiness class that I teach to undergraduates at NYU. Recognizing a youth’s challenges helps me understand what brought the person to treatment. By learning what makes them happy, I can show them how to use their own strengths to overcome challenges and flourish. 

My research focuses on the role of happiness in improving wellbeing and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. I am the recipient of several teaching awards and have been named to New York Super Doctors seven times and was named to its “Rising Stars” list for New York three times. 

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, 2011
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, New York University Child Study Center, Child & Adolescent, 2009
  • MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2004

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
  • United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Viacom Employees)
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
This list of insurances changes regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Before your appointment, please confirm with your insurance company that this provider accepts your insurance.

Locations and Appointments

Child Study Center

1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Academic office

462 First Avenue

Second Floor, A244

New York, NY 10016



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  • Schlechter, Alan Daniel; O'Brien, Kyle H; Stewart, Colin

    Child & adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America. 2019 Apr ; 28(2):157-169

  • Finding wellness through mindfulness and meditation : the growing fields of positive psychology and psychiatry

    Muscara, Cory; Mengers, Abigail; Schlechter, Alan

    Becoming mindful : integrating mindfulness into your psychiatric practice. Arlington, Virginia : American Psychiatric Association Publishing, [2017]. 1st edition. p.?-?. (2563282)

  • U thrive : how to succeed in college (and life)

    Lerner, Daniel; Schlechter, Alan

    U thrive : how to succeed in college (and life). 2017. 1st edition. viii, 294 p. ; 24 cm (2563242)

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