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Laura Beth Kaplan, M.D.

Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Areas of Expertise

Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Women's Mental Health
Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
Infant and Early Childhood Development
20s and 30s Mental Health

Dr. Laura Beth Kaplan, MD, is a double board-certified adult, adolescent, and child psychiatrist in New York City who specializes in emotional difficulties across all ages, perinatal depression and anxiety, and infant and early childhood development.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, where she provides psychiatric care for pregnant and postpartum women at Bellevue Hospital Center in addition to serving as a faculty member in the Women’s Mental Health Fellowship and the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship.  In addition, Dr. Kaplan maintains a private practice on the Upper West Side with a focus on warm, personalized, and respectful care.


Within her practice, Dr. Kaplan emphasizes psychotherapy alongside the thoughtful use of psychiatric medications when appropriate.  She treats a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship struggles, role changes, and loneliness.  Moreover, she has particular expertise in using psychiatric medications during pregnancy, postpartum depression and anxiety, grief related to infertility and pregnancy loss, other mental health challenges related to women's reproductive lifecycle, difficulties with bonding and attachment to a new baby, adjusting to parenthood, and distress in early adulthood.

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Dr. Kaplan warmly welcomes patients of all genders, backgrounds, identities, and abilities.  To inquire about scheduling an appointment, please call 212–334–0252 or fill out the form below.  After a brief phone conversation about your current concerns, past experiences, and hopes for treatment, Dr. Kaplan will recommend whether her approach would be a good fit for you.

All services are currently virtual during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Upper West Side

New York, NY




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