About Us


If you're preoccupied with your appearance or body odor, have other unwanted thoughts or behaviors, or suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety, I can help. These are my particular areas of expertise, but as a broadly trained and board-certified psychiatrist I also assess and treat a wide range of psychiatric/psychological conditions and emotional/behavioral problems.

I offer expert one-time evaluations for adults and adolescents that provide recommendations for your ongoing care, wherever you live.

I also offer evaluations that are followed by ongoing outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents who live in the New York City area.

These services are provided in a friendly and relaxed setting. Treatment with medication and/or therapy is integrated with mindfulness techniques as well as approaches to enhancing 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.

Due to the Coronavirus, I can see you for an evaluation/consultation by secure video (via computer or smart phone) if you are physically in the state of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, or Maryland at the time of the evaluation. I may also be able to see you if you are physically located in another state; please let me know what state you are in, and I will let you know if telehealth regulations allow me to see you for an evaluation by video. I cannot currently see you for an evaluation/consultation in person in my New York City office, but I would be happy to do this after restrictions on in-person patient visits are lifted.

I can provide ongoing treatment (following the initial evaluation) by secure video to people who reside in certain locations. I would be happy to discuss the details with you individually.

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 more than 25 years, Dr. Phillips has been providing expert evaluation and treatment for people with these and other conditions.

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