Seema Desai, MD, is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with a clinical interest in the intersection of spirituality and psychiatry. She integrates principles of mindfulness into her work with patients and teaches mindfulness and mental health. She has a been a study therapist in research, examining the effects of psilocybin for the treatment of depressive disorder and existential anxiety related to end-stage cancer diagnosis. She is currently a study therapist in a MAPS trial examining the effects of MDMA for the treatment of PTSD. She offers psychopharmacology treatment and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in her private practice. She is an assistant trainer with Fluence. For 10 years, she has served as assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and the NYU World Trade Center Health Program treating 9/11 first responders. She co-edited a book published by the American Psychiatric Association titled Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness into Your Psychiatric Practice.
Financial: Dr. Seema Desai has employment relationships with the New York University and MAPS New York Private Practice Site. She receives an honorarium from fluence. Dr. Desai receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Seema Desai has no relevant non-financial relationships.