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Personal Statement

Soudabeh Givrad, MD is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She is the director of the Maternal-Infant Psychiatry Program at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her faculty practice in perinatal, infant, child, and adult psychiatry, is open for consultations, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology treatment.

Biographical Info

Dr. Soudabeh Givrad is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She did her adult psychiatry residency training at Yale University, and then completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Columbia and Cornell Universities.

She has expertise in treating psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and works with families of infants and young children inparent-infant psychotherapy when families face issues with attachment, bonding, medical traumas, or other regulatory disorders of infancy and early childhood. In psychotherapy, Dr. Givrad primarily has a psychodynamic approach, however, she draws on her knowledge of other modalities of psychotherapy such as CBT, DBT, and IPT. She believes in the importance of working collaboratively with patients, and coming up with a treatment plan that meets the patient’s goals.      

Before joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Givrad was on the faculty at Stanford University where she developed perinatal and infant psychiatry programs at Stanford Children’s Health/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Academically, she has been working on bringing increased attention to psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and to increase awareness of the critical importance of supporting families of young infants to optimize their development, and to bring a continuum of care from pre-conception to age 3 for families. She has also been working on increasing training opportunities in perinatal and infant mental health for mental health clinicians. To achieve these goals she works closely with colleagues in obstetrics, neonatology, and pediatrics departments.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards
   Ira Levine Award for Clinical Excellence (2011)

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
Clinical Expertise
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Parent-Infant Therapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Infant Psychiatry
Perinatal Disorder
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy Losses Counseling
Planning for Pregnancy
Parent-Child Relational Problem
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Adjustment Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety During Pregnancy
ADHD In Children, Adolescents and College Students
Supportive Psychotherapy
  • M.D.
    Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Iran)
  • Assistant Attending Psychiatrist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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