Susan Jaffe M.D.

Consultation - Psychotherapy - Medication

When it comes to your mind, there’s no one size fits all.

Whether it’s a 2-session consultation, brief treatment for new-onset insomnia or long-term therapy to change troubling patterns of behavior, Dr. Jaffe works closely with you to understand your specific needs.


Susan Jaffe, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst. She received her medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine.  She has held faculty appointments at New York University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  She currently is a faculty member of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.   Dr. Jaffe has been in private practice for 20+ years.

Dr. Jaffe has worked successfully with patients from their late teens to mid 70’s with problems ranging from adjustment to college, relationship issues and concerns about health and aging.  She's experienced in treating job stress and worries about achieving success.  Dr. Jaffe treats disorders sometimes requiring medication such as anxiety and depression. 

In addition to her private practice, she supervises psychiatry residents, psychologists and social workers.



Susan Jaffe, M.D.

Susan Jaffe, M.D.


Licensure & Certifications


New York State License to Practice Medicine

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification in Psychiatry

American Psychoanalytic Association


Media & Publication

Academic Publications:

Book Review: “What You Don't Know You Know:  Our Hidden Motives in Life, Business, and Everything Else", Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Vol. 58, Number 6,  December 2010

Panel Report, Sex and Shame: Clinical Dilemmas, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Vol. 57, Number 5, October 2009

College Counseling:  A Resident’s Perspective, Journal of American College Health, Vol. 43, Number 3, November 1994