Ryan Rifkin, PMHNP-BC
Who is Ryan Rifkin? What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?
Ryan Rifkin is a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) who is board certified (BC) to provide psychiatric and mental health services across the lifespan. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses with experience and training allowing them to make clinical diagnoses, interpret lab results and findings, prescribe medication and provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. Psychiatric services refers to his expertise in medication management and evaluation services. Ryan studied at Tufts University to receive bachelor's degrees in public health and sociology. During this time, Ryan conducted research focusing on immigration, gender and sexuality related issues in health outcomes. After working in a research capacity and in community health, Ryan Rifkin studied at Columbia University to receive his bachelor's degree in nursing and became experienced as a nurse in the emergency, cardiac ICU and psychiatry service lines as well as community health settings.
Ryan Rifkin additionally received his master's degree at Columbia University to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. As a nurse practitioner, Ryan is experienced supporting clients in a range of settings including those treating children and families, treating individuals with substance use concerns and improving mood, anxiety, attentional difficulties and other disorders in those of all ages. As a nurse practitioner with his MAT waiver, he is able to prescribe indicated medication therapy for individuals struggling with opiate and other addictions. Ryan has also lived in Europe and is proficient in Spanish.
Three steps to schedule
We will follow up within one business day to confirm your appointment time, enroll you in our messaging app, send you our practice consent and create your chart
Send us a message on our messaging app with your online forms completed and we are set to go!
What are your fees for services? Do you submit for insurance?
NP Psychiatry is not in-network at their practice location with any insurance at this time, though we offer competitive rates and work with clients to explore financial options. We do submit for out of network benefits and can assist to ensure the appropriate reimbursement for you.
Initial evaluation: $350
Follow-up medication visit for under 30 minutes: $200
Psychotherapy appointments with or without medication management for over 30 minutes: $250
Fee for credit and debit card payments: 3.5%
Do you prescribe medication?
Yes, psychiatric nurse practitioners are licensed to prescribe medication. Ryan Rifkin has additional certification to prescribe buprenorphine/Suboxone®.
What should I do to prepare for our first session?
Please contact us on the form below to find a time to get to know each other a bit over approximately 10 minutes on the phone and find some times that might work to schedule.
What is your approach to privacy?
We take privacy very seriously, as trust is crucial for maintaining a therapeutic relationship. As examples of such, we use only HIPAA compliant software for patient communication and require all communication regarding medical or mental health needs to be through such. We do not include "mental health" or "psychiatry" in billing on your credit card statement to support your privacy. We do not confirm whether an individual is or is not in our care without explicit permission in order to do so.
When is your soonest appointment for a new patient intake?
Although the "soonest" appointment is fleeting, as of February 2020 most new patients are able to be scheduled in approximately two weeks. For existing patients, same day appointments are often available dependent on urgency.