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Kristel Carrington, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychopharmacologist

119 W 57th St #1100,
New York, NY 10019
(347) 709-4170

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Dr. Kristel specializes in treating problems such as depression, anxiety, bipolar spectrum illness, OCD, psychosis, relationship problems, personality issues, and addiction.

Dr. Kristel Carrington was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is of Guyanese heritage and knew she wanted to be a doctor at the tender age of 3. She obtained a degree in Neuroscience from Columbia University and completed her medical training at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Carrington completed her psychiatry residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, consisting of Tisch Hospital, the famous Bellevue Hospital, and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Hospital. She has extensive experience treating a diverse range of patient populations in different clinical settings. She tries to maintain that same diversity in her daily clinical practice. Currently she treats psychiatric patients in emergency settings, she has worked as a hospital attending on an inpatient psychiatric unit at Elmhurst Hospital treating patients with both mental and substance use issues, and she also has a part time private practice where she offers psychotherapy and medication management.

Dr. Carrington is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and she completed the IPE Fellowship in Psychoanalysis during her final year of residency. Dr. Carrington uses a comprehensive treatment approach to all of her patients. She employs CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic principles toward a goal of wellness as well as symptom relief. Dr. Carrington is very passionate about integrated care with other medical disciplines and she plans to begin incorporating telepsychiatry services in her practice to increase access to treatment for patients in remote areas of the country.

Dr. Carrington is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the NY Country Psychiatric Society. Teaching is one of her passions and she has given lectures in the UK and Ghana focused on mental health treatment. She is passionate about mentorship and helping young professionals achieve career goals.

Dr. Carrington was also featured in a documentary film entitled “Present and Unaccounted For: Black Women in Medicine” which discussed the history of black female physicians from past to present. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Carrington enjoys playing video games, hiking, traveling, and nature photography.


07/2016- present:      NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center Clinical Faculty, NYU Langone Medical Center. New York, NY 10016

Evaluate and treat patients in the psychiatric emergency room.


07/2016 - 07/2017:     Inpatient Psychiatric Attending, Elmhurst Hospital Center. Queens, NY 11373

Treat and stabilize acutely ill psychiatric patients who cannot safely care for themselves in the community. Unit is also dual diagnosis so treat many chemically addicted patients.

Internships and Residencies:

07/2012 - 06/2016    NYU Langone Medical Center, Psychiatry, New York, NY

Licensure and Certification:

07/2013        NY State Medical License #27182
04/2017        NJ State Medical License #25MA10069400
09/2016        Board certified: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Awards and Honors: 

08/2015 - 07/2016  IPE Fellowship in Psychoanalysis.

Introduces mental health professionals in all disciplines to psychoanalysis in order to supplement their education with exposure to the psychoanalytic viewpoint. The length of the fellowship is one year.


08/2003 - 05/2007 NY Times Scholar

Awarded a 4-yr scholarship through the NY Times that included a summer internship and other clinical experiences.