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Evelyn Stephens, MD

Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist

680 West End Ave, corner of 93rd St
New York, NY 10025

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Dr. Stephens considers each patient carefully and provides a careful psychiatric evaluation upon meeting to further develop an individual treatment plan with specific treatment goals and objectives.

Dr. Evelyn Stephens is a double board-certified, licensed New York City psychiatrist with a private clinical practice.  She is board-certified in both adult and child/adolescent psychiatry.  Dr Stephens is trained to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders and issues, both through medication management and psychotherapy.  Dr. Stephens utilizes aspects of supportive, dynamic, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies to treat patients, as well as motivational interviewing when indicated.  She treats individuals suffering with depression, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, substance abuse disorders, eating disorders and personality disorders, including Borderline Personality disorder.  

Dr. Stephens considers each patient carefully and provides a careful psychiatric evaluation upon meeting to further develop an individual treatment plan with specific treatment goals and objectives.  She has a very supportive and empathetic approach which many patients have said made the difference in their ability to share openly and honestly without fear of judgment.

Dr. Stephens graduated from the University of Richmond, magna cum laude with departmental honors in biology and a Bachelor of Science degree and then earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College.  She completed her adult psychiatry residency at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, one of the leading hospitals in New York City for the treatment of addiction.  She went on to serve as chief resident during her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Mt. Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, a leading hospital in the treatment of childhood and adolescent borderline personality disorder. 


Evelyn Afif Stephens, MD. Recognizing Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness in Resident Physicians. Chief Resident Retreat, Mt. Sinai Health System. White Plains, NY; May 11, 2017 May 19, 2015.

Evelyn Afif Stephens, MD. Physician Burn-out and the Importance of Self Care. Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New York, NY; September 27, 2016.

Evelyn Afif Stephens, MD. Deep Brain Stimulation, Current Indications and Future Implications. Psychiatric Grand Rounds. St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital; June 5, 2013.

Evelyn Afif Stephens, MD. The Life and Work of Dr. Jerome Kagan. Grand Rounds. Mt. Sinai West Hospital, New York, NY; April 29, 2015.

Levounis Petros, MD, Evelyn Afif Stephens, MD, Sonya Lazarevic, MD, Philip Krick, DO, Vinod Suresh, MD. Addiction in film: The year of co-occurring disorders. Conference of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry in Scottsdale, Arizona; December 10, 2011.

Prameet Singh, MD, Evelyn Afif Stephens, MD, and Paul Rosenfield, MD. Substance Use Disorders and Recovery in Residents: A guide for Program Directors. Conference of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. Orlando, Fl; March 6, 2015

J. Hyer, J. Kuhlman, E. Afif, T. Mikawa. “Optic Cup Morphogenesis Requires Pre-lens Ectoderm but Not Lens Differentiation.” Developmental Biology, July 2003, Vol. 259, No. 2, pp.351-363

Angel Caraballo, MD, Evelyn Afif Stephens, MD, Ulrick Vieux, DO, MS, and Julie Chilton, MD. School Mental Health Delivery Models, Sustainability, Relevance, and Collaboration within the Primary Care Model. Conference of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. San Diego, CA; October 22, 2014.

R. Kingsley, E. Afif, B. Cox, S. Kothari, K. Kriechbaum K. Kuchinsky, A. Neill, A. Puri, V. Kish. “Expression of Heat Shock and Cold Shock Proteins in the Gorgonian Leptogorgia virgulata.” J. Exp. Zool., 2003, Vol. 296A, pp.98-107

Evelyn Afif Stephens, MD. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Lecture Series: child psychopharmacology, attachment theory, child interviewing skills and PRITE review classes for adult psychiatry residents. Mt. Sinai West Hospital; Fall 2014.

E. Afif, P. Lucas. “Rat and Human Osteosarcoma Cells Differentiate into Cells Displaying Phenotypic Markers from Three Dermal Layers.” 2002 New York Medical College Medical Student Research Forum

Evelyn Afif Stephens, MD and Prameet Singh, MD. Stress and Fatigue in Residency Seminar – Recognizing Substance Use Disorders. Chief Resident Retreat Mt. Sinai Health System. White Plains, NY; May 14, 2014.

E. Afif, R. Kingsley, V. Kish. “Heat Shock Protein Synthesis in the Gorgonian Leptogorgia virgulata.” 1998 University of Richmond Student Symposium, 1998 National Conference of Undergraduate Research

Dr. Stephens received the Undergraduate Research Committee Grant Award
Dr. Stephens has been awarded the John N. Dickenson Smart-Summer Research Award


Golden Key National Honor Society
Tri Beta National Biology Honor Society
American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry