About Dr. Dargani
Dr. Navin Dargani is a board-certified psychiatrist who combines expertise in psychopharmacology and various modalities of psychotherapy to treat psychological and emotional problems. He serves as Medical Director of Lexington Mental Health Services, which provides culturally competent mental health care to NYC's Deaf community.
Using a creative and collaborative approach, he draws from specialized training and broad experience to develop an individualized treatment plan to suit each patient's unique situation. He has experience managing complex, treatment-resistant cases through his focus on advanced psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.
Dr. Dargani brings expertise in using Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (EX/RP), which he acquired from leading experts at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. EX/RP is a scientifically proven psychotherapy for the the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). As such, he is uniquely adept at treating OCD with both therapy and medications, as needed.
Bearing in mind that life challenges and relationship difficulties can cause profound changes in one's mood and everyday functioning, Dr. Dargani is trained to use Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) to address depression and anxiety as a result of such stressors. Building on his experience in managing challenging life situations, he pursued further training in Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT) at Columbia University.
Dr. Dargani completed medical school at St. George's University and went on to train in psychiatry at The Zucker Hillside Hospital of Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ). He also holds a BS degree in neuroscience and psychology from the University of Rochester and a master's degree in Public Health from SUNY Downstate School of Public Health, where he focused on immigrant health. As a result of this work, along with extensive experience working in some of New York's most diverse neighborhoods, he is adept at working with people's mental health concerns as they present in various social and cultural contexts.