Welcome to my practice

If you're preoccupied with your appearance or body odor, or if you suffer from obsessions, compulsive behaviors, depression, or anxiety, I can help. I have expertise in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), olfactory reference syndrome (ORS), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), skin picking, anxiety disorders, and other mental health conditions.

I offer expert one-time evaluations/consultations for adults and adolescents that provide recommendations for your ongoing care. I provide evaluations/consultations only by secure video (via computer or smartphone) for people who can be in the state of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut at the time of the evaluation. I also offer outpatient treatment by video for adults and adolescents who live in one of these three states for most of the year.

I offer treatment with medication and/or therapy to enhance your day-to-day functioning and sense of well-being. My approach is holistic while providing encouragement and support. I will strive to help you function and feel as well as possible, and help free you to live a happier, more gratifying, and more fulfilling life.

I'm committed to partnering with you to get you on a pathway to healing.

I'm also passionate about advancing knowledge and increasing awareness of body dysmorphic disorder and other mental health issues. I frequently write and publish scientific papers and other articles, do presentations for professionals and the public, and do media interviews. To see my recent blogs on recommendations for treating body dysmorphic disorder with medication, please click here and click here. To see my article on body image in men that was published in the New York Times click here. And here are links to some of my interviews with the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Good Morning America and to a recent interview with Dr. David Puder. You can see a recent video on muscle dysmorphia here, and you can find other videos by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

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Meet the Practitioner

Katharine Phillips MD

Katharine Phillips, M.D., is internationally recognized for her expertise in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and related disorders, such as olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She also has expertise in other obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, anxiety disorders, and other conditions. For the past 30 years, Dr. Phillips has been providing expert evaluation and treatment for people with these and other conditions.

Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center 315 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065 US

PHONE: (646) 962-2820 Fax: (646) 962-0175



"I cannot begin to thank you enough!  You have given us a plan that is achievable, but more importantly, you have given us hope.  We have all been so fearful that my son would have to live with his body odor concerns for the rest of his life, and to know that we may have the answers to get him though this is simply unbelievable!"
Bethany from Ohio
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"I can't thank Dr. Phillips enough for all she has done for me. Her guidance has helped me tackle some of the most difficult challenges I've faced in my life thus far, and she did it with such great care and attentiveness. It was wonderful working with her."
Alex from Connecticut
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"My isolation and depression were so severe that I was suicidal. Slowly, after beginning treatment with her, I began to see some light. The appointments were comforting, and I never felt pressured. Truly everyday got better and better..."
Heather from Massachusetts
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"I was self-conscious, and I didn't want to look in the mirror or meet new people. After being diagnosed I realized that I wasn't alone and that I wasn't crazy..."
Doug from Massachusetts
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"We brought our son for an evaluation by Dr. Phillips... We would recommend her to anyone with body dysmorphic disorder concerns. We are grateful for her guidance and support."
Lee Ann and Family from Florida
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"This book was a life saver, as it was refreshing to hear someone understand the condition... For anyone who wants to understand BDD, get this book."
By NightWishFan - Review of Dr. Phillips' book "Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder: An Essential Guide"
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"Seeing Dr. Phillips was a life-changing decision. I have no more OCD, sleep problems, or BDD by proxy. I'm so glad that I tried her treatment recommendations."
Steven B, New York City
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"She made a huge impact in my life. She understood what no one else could. We followed her recommended treatment plan which included the right dose of medication, which we would have never received in Canada. Today I am thankful for doctors and every person in the medical field. You all matter!!! It was a long road but I can say today I am feeling good!!"
Seanna from Saskatchewan, Canada
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Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
American College of Psychiatrists
American Psychiatric Association
American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation
Castle Connolly Top Doctors
The Phi Beta Kappa Society

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