I am a double board certified general and addiction psychiatrist with extensive experience treating depression, anxiety and dependency to opioids or stimulants - including buprenorphine (Suboxone) detoxification and maintenance.
My strong belief is that good psychiatric treatment is the process of combining psychopharmacology when medication is needed with psychotherapy, therefore treating both the brain and the mind. In my practice I use cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and insight oriented dynamic psychotherapy.
Before private practice I worked at The Addiction Institute of NY as Medical Director of the Opioid Treatment Program and at Columbia University as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry.
In addition to general psychiatry my training includes the Yale University addiction psychiatry fellowship and the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute psychodynamic psychotherapy program.
Publications include a book chapter on combining medication with motivational interviewing as well as journal articles on dysthymia (low grade depression) and substance abuse treatment. I have also been part of a team teaching courses for physicians on prescribing buprenorphine (Suboxone) for opioid addiction.
For more information please visit my website at www.ileanabenga.com
Education & Training
Medical School - Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Carol Davila
Columbia University, Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Psychiatry
Yale University, Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry