About

Jack Pula, MD

Jack Pula, MD

I have been in private practice on the UWS in New York City since 2009. My areas of clinical interest include psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, character/personality development, gender and sexuality, various identity issues, and psychopharmacology. I am a candidate in psychoanalysis at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, am a former staff member of the Columbia University Medical Center’s Student Mental Health Service. I have worked in my private practice with many undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, artists, and people at various stages of parenting. In addition to my work as a psychiatrist and therapist in private practice, I completed an emergency psychiatry fellowship and worked in the Columbia NY Presbyterian Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (“CPEP”-psychiatric ER) from 2009 to 2014. I am also an active member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP), the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH.) I have conducted numerous trainings and given lectures to national and international audiences on transgender mental health. I am a co-chair for the transgender committee of the AGLP, committee member of the APA’s Working Group on the Treatment of Gender Dysphoria, member of GAP’s committee on LGBT Issues, member of APsaA’s Committee on Gender and Sexuality, and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Transgenderism. I enjoy working therapeutically with all types of individuals on their unique struggles, often combining psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. I am deeply committed to promoting the mental health needs of all my patients, who represent the broad diversity of New York City. Additionally, I am passionate about promoting the unique mental health needs of transgender people around the globe.