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Dr. Douglas J. Van der Heide, M.D. LLP

Psychoanalyst, Psychiatry, Mental Health
New York, NY 10028
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Dr. Douglas J. Van der Heide, M.D. LLP is a health care provider primarily located in New York, NY. He has 48 years of experience. His specialties include Psychoanalyst, Psychiatry, Mental Health. He speaks English and French.

Quick Facts

  • accepting new patients
  • 5
  • 48 years of experience
  • 5 insurances accepted
  • speaks English, French
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons
  • 10 specialties
  • 1 location

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Patients’ Perspective

  • On-time appointments
  • Good bedside manner

More about Dr. Douglas J. Van der Heide, M.D. LLP

Douglas J. Van der Heide, M.D. is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst practicing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

His work is grounded in the seminal discoveries of Sigmund Freud as well as later contributors including Klein, Lewin, Winnicott, and Meltzer.

Dr. Van der Heide trains Psychiatric residents, Fellows, and Psychoanalytic candidates in addition to his numerous publications in the field.


As a Psychoanalyst and Psychiatrist, I have a very personal link to this field. My father was a physician and psychoanalyst himself; receiving his psychoanalytic training in Vienna with Sigmund Freud in the 1920’s. It was the interest of Franz Alexander in psychosomatic medicine that made it possible for my father and his family to leave Europe on the eve of World War II to come to the U.S. to study. 

Years later, he would become the founding dean of a major Institute of Psychoanalytic training in Los Angeles. Psychoanalysis was my father’s passion and profession; what little I understood of his daily work represented, in the eyes of this young boy, a matter of the deepest mystery. I am happy to say that the mystery has gripped me ever since and the respect and love for psychoanalysis has never left.


Douglas J. Van Der Heide, M.D

7 E 85th St Ground Floor B New York, NY 10028
Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted by Dr. Douglas J. Van der Heide, M.D. LLP

  • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Cash/Self pay
  • Self Pay
  • Self-Funded Plans


Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons

Graduated in 1976

Cornell Medical Center, New York

Graduated in 1980

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