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LUCY A. HUTNER, M.D.

Dr. Hutner is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health and adult psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.

 

ABOUT DR. HUTNER

Dr. Hutner is an internationally recognized expert in women's mental health.  She is one of a small group of psychiatrists in New York City with extensive expertise in reproductive psychiatry, which focuses on the mental health needs of women and their loved ones before, during, and after pregnancy. She has particular expertise in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and in the psychiatric issues of high-risk pregnancies and infertility.  

Dr. Hutner is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University, and she received her M.D. in 2003 from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed in adult psychiatry residency training at Harvard at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital, where she was one of the chief residents. She then completed a two year fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry at Columbia University, where she furthered her interests in reproductive mental health and medical student education. 


Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Hutner was the Associate Director of the Women's Program at Columbia, where she created and directed the first dedicated consult service for inpatient obstetrics and was the psychiatric liaison to the high-risk Maternal Fetal Medicine practice. Dr. Hutner was also a consulting psychiatrist to the Columbia Intensive Outpatient Treatment program, which focuses on young adults with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. As Director of Education for the Women's Program at Columbia, she oversaw all trainee initiatives in women's mental health, and she was one of the associate residency training directors at NYU.

Currently, she is on the leadership team of the National Task Force for Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, which is a collaboration of over thirty institutions nationwide, which created the first standardized digital curriculum in reproductive psychiatry for medical students and psychiatry residents. Dr. Hutner is also one of the co-editors of the APA Textbook of Women's Reproductive Mental Health, to be published in 2021. Dr. Hutner is an inaugural member of the Education Committee of the Marcé Society of North America, which is developing a national digital mental health curriculum for Ob-Gyns. In 2018, she co-founded Phoebe, a digital platform focused on pregnancy and postpartum.

Dr Hutner was the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association Leadership Fellowship, the MGH Thomas Hackett Award, and the Laughlin Fellowship, which is awarded yearly to a elite group of residents nationwide likely to have a significant impact on the field of psychiatry.  Dr. Hutner served on the APA Scientific Program Committee from 2010-2015. In 2016, she was honored to be inducted into the highly selective American College of Psychiatrists, which has a total membership of fewer than one thousand psychiatrists nationwide.

 

PRACTICE

Welcome to my practice page. Thinking about getting support for mental health is an act of courage, and I hope you will find the information you are looking for.  In my practice, my goal is to provide a specific, tailored treatment plan, which includes medication (if indicated), psychotherapy, and support. I have a practical and goal-oriented approach, while addressing the barriers that get in the way of change.  Because I also think change happens most easily when we don't feel judged, I aim for a warm, and compassionate stance towards the challenges my patients face.


In addition to medication management, I often utilize psychotherapy tailored specifically for each patient.  At times I collaborate with psychotherapists in a shared treatment. I am specifically trained in psychodynamic, supportive, cognitive-behavioral, dialectic-behavioral, and transference-focused psychotherapy. I also focus on the principles of interpersonal psychotherapy, particularly as it applies to the pregnancy and postpartum population. 

As a physician, I also rigorously inquire about any medical issues that may be affecting a patient's well-being.  I also focus on a comprehensive approach that includes addressing well-being, including sleep optimization, stress management, mindfulness, and nutrition/exercise. 

 

PROJECTS

Dr. Hutner has taught and lectured locally, nationally, and internationally.  She has been cited in the national media about women's mental health, including the NY TimesMediumPregnantish, Mic, Baby Center, and Yahoo Parenting. She has authored/coauthored over twenty peer-reviewed articles and chapters focusing on reproductive psychiatry and medical education.  


In 2018 she was invited to be one of the speakers in the inaugural TEDxWesleyan speaker series.  In this talk, she discusses the evolution of women's reproductive mental health as a field within medicine.  She illustrates her personal and professional experiences as a physician and psychiatrist focused on the well-being of women throughout preconception, pregnancy, and childbirth. 

 

CONTACT DR. HUTNER

New patients:  917 410 3026

For established patients, the best way to contact Dr. Hutner is at the office phone number above or via the private messaging function in the practice portal

Note: As with most psychiatrists in New York City, Dr. Hutner does not accept insurance.  However, established patients can use the online portal to obtain detailed assistance for out-of-network insurance claims. 

Locations:

Midtown: 515 Madison Ave, 21st floor, New York, NY 10022 (Alma)

Downtown: 99 University Place, Suite 201, New York, NY 10003

917 410 3026 (phone/fax)

 

Photograph by Tory Williams/Alma