Dr. Carol Paras is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with specialized training in adolescent / young adult care and eating disorders. She has been in practice for practicing for over 30 years.
Dr. Paras received her residency training at Yale University and her post-graduate training at the Cornell-Westchester Division-Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Paras has been the Medical Director of both inpatient and outpatient programs, and she has worked as a school psychiatrist for a district with over 30 schools. In 2010. Dr. Paras began her current specialized solo practice, focused solely on issues facing women throughout the life cycle.
She ascribes to the bio-psychosocial model of psychiatry, and has a strong belief in the mind/body connection. Although she prescribes medications when needed, she is a trained psychotherapist, often treating her patients with only psychotherapy.
Dr. Paras treats all Mood and Anxiety Disorders, A.D.H.D, Stress Reactions, P.T.S.D., O.C.D., Eating Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, High functioning ASD-formerly Asperger's Syndrome, Marital/Divorce Issues, Life Transition Issues, Reaction to Medical Illnesses, and Grief.
As a psychiatrist focusing on the specific issues of females she is attuned to the effect of hormones on mood and anxiety, pregnancy and post-partum syndromes, weight and body image issues, identity issues, career development, relationships and families.
One unique goal of the treatment of many women is to alleviate the powerlessness that often is at the core of the presenting psychological symptoms. Dr. Paras incorporates this belief into your treatment if you and she agree that it is indicated. This would include developing independent life skills, financial independence through knowledge, and relationship counseling.
Dr. Paras works collaboratively and respectfully with her patients. She expects the same in return. Honesty and a clear working understanding of the treatment process and goals are the basis for treatment success. Treatment plans are often revised together.
In solo private practice it is not possible to treat certain conditions. These conditions require specialized programs and support networks. Some of these conditions are schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders, suicidality, homicidality, delusional disorders, DID,court-referred cases, cases involved with most litigation, TBI and other cognitive disorders. This is not an exhaustive list.