Dr. Lawrence Kelmenson, MD


Psychiatry | Male

PERKS PLAZA 3590 Route 9 Cold Spring, NY 10516 Get Directions
Dr. Lawrence Kelmenson, MD

Dr. Lawrence Kelmenson, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Cold Spring, NY. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

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combination of psychotherapy and medication management tailored to meet each patient's particular needs

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Patient Comments (3)
New York, NY |
Totally flabbergasted by my experience with Dr. Kelmenson. He literally is a Psychiatrist that does not believe in mental illness. He told me that mental illness is a social construct, and that there are no links to genetics and mental illness. He also stated that taking anti-depressants had a placebo effect and nothing more in 99% of cases. As someone who studied psychology in school and has been on medication of over 12 years, I am disturbed. Do not recommend.
I'd only recommend Dr. Kelmenson to someone with a very mild problem who can still work full time & function normally. He doesn't believe in mental illness AT ALL. He believes it's a social construct - that all so-called mentally ill people are actually fine & don't realize it. He just wasn't hearing me about the severity of my disorder. I had a feeling he wouldn't back me up if I needed to prove I'm disabled. He was very sweet, but he didn't get me at all. I didn't fit into his theories.
Hopewell Junction, NY |
I saw Dr. Kelmenson weekly for over a year. He's very nice, awkwardly funny and listens plus he remembers everything which is great. However, I stopped going to him because he doesn't keep records (which I needed for disability and was denied because of that) and because I felt like it is out of touch with the real world. I felt like I needed to waste time on the basics so he really had no advice to offer me.
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Dr. Kelmenson's Care Philosophy

combination of psychotherapy and medication management tailored to meet each patient's particular needs

Dr. Kelmenson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Myopathy With Lactic Acidosis and Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizophrenia


  • Medical School
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    State University Of New York At Binghamton

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Family Counseling
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy Services