More than meds

I'm a psychiatrist on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. My approach is pragmatic and includes careful psychiatric assessment, individual psychotherapy, medication when needed, and openness to mind-body connections. There is no one-size-fits-all.

Could you use some help?

In a city full of high achievers, people make it look so easy. But we all have times when we feel stuck or overwhelmed. Problems with labels like ‘depression’ or ‘OCD’ can also be invisible. You're not the only one who could use some new tools, and we can work together. Reach out, I'd like to help.


Psychiatric evaluation
Your thorough evaluation ends with a collaborative plan in plain English so we can get started.
Pinpoint specific symptoms or explore where you feel stuck to create room for change.
Medication when needed
Medication is a powerful tool, but sometimes less is more. Your priorities should come first.
"I would have been fine without therapy, but now I can imagine a future that's better than fine."
“I'd gotten this ‘take it or leave it’ attitude in the past, but Dr. Zhuk made me feel heard. She gave me options I didn't know were available.”
“Now that I got some help, I'm not sure what I was so afraid of!”


Women's reproductive mental health

It's not easy, but maybe it doesn't have to be so hard. You matter and your family matters — before, during, and after pregnancy.


The body affects the mind, and vice versa. We don't need magical thinking, just sensible and open minded conversations about what works.

Side effect management

They're not necessarily the cost of doing business. We have ways to address or minimize side effects so you can feel well without feeling worse.

Let's get started.

Schedule a brief consultation call, free of charge.