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I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa where I completed my medical training at the University of Witwatersrand. I pursued my deep interest and passion for understanding and healing the mind by training in Medicine, Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis at the NYU School of Medicine. I have been in private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for over 25 years. Through kind and caring conversation and exploration, I can help you to face the issues that are holding you back in life whether it's depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship difficulties or trauma. I use multiple modalities and my focus is on combining a thorough understanding of the genetic, biological, psychological and environmental aspects of human pain and suffering. I provide expert medication consultation and management where needed, with the emphasis on "less is more" and helping my patients achieve a substance free lifestyle.
Aaron Metrikin, MD


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Career Counseling
  • Existential Crisis
  • Medical Detox
  • Buprenorphine/Naloxone


  • Psychiatry
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Couples Therapy


“Dr. Metrikin is a great listener and he really cares. He takes the time to understand and explain... ”

Existing patient

“Dr. Metrikin just got it - he knew that I wanted to feel better without medication, and he helped me get there - I now have a better understanding of my choices and that I have agency over how I feel”

Former patient

“Dr. Metrikin listens carefully and helped me to get on the right medication for me - I am so much less anxious and depressed, and don't need alcohol to get me out of my bad moods - actually he helped me to realize that drinking was making me more depressed ”



Aaron Metrikin MD

115 Central Park West Suite 12
New York, NY 10023

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