Dr. Douglas Van Der Heide, MD

Dr. Douglas Van Der Heide, MD

Psychoanalysis  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Douglas Van Der Heide, MD is a psychoanalyst in New York, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1976 and specializes in psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and more.Read his story

7 E 85th St

New York, NY 10028

Contact Information

(212) 772-6443

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

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Dr. Van Der Heide's Experience

Dr. Van Der Heide's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Psychoanalysis
  • Board certified in Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Van Der Heide's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Van Der Heide "Finding a good or even great psychotherapist is very difficult for everyone. It is distressing that when individuals finally make the decision to seek help, they are in no position to appreciate what they need. It remains, however old-fashioned that may appear, up to the treating doctor to listen intently, to formulate the core difficulties that cause paralysis and despair and to both talk about what is necessary for cure and demonstrate how that process can begin. I have trained in this field for over forty years. I teach at two renowned institutes in New York, NYPSI and IPE and I have a specific interest in dreams. These give the clearest and most refreshing view of an individual's conflicts and by their very nature are the most deeply personal and emotionally meaningful of any patient communication. It has been my good fortune, in concert with years of training, to have been able to help motivated individuals to achieve great happiness and personal satisfaction which had previously been, for them, unimaginable. Yes it takes time, yes it is not cheap, yes it transiently feels confusing and frustrating, but when someone finally feels fully him or herself, there is no pleasure in life more gratifying. Please allow me to help you on your journey to a life well lived."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Van Der Heide "Psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in capable hands can offer patients unparalleled benefit. Good treatment can restore a zest for life and a genuine optimism perhaps not present since early childhood. Please visit my web site at www.drvanderheidemd.com or visit youtube and type in Douglas Van der Heide. Thank you."

3  Specialties

  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy

2  Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

7  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Amherst College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Ny Hosp-Cornell
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Ny Hosp Cornell
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • New York Psychoanalytic Institute
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Van Der Heide has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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