Craig Lavin, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Prescriber

Education and training

Columbia University in the City of New York
New York University

Professional interests

Psychopharmacological medication management
Motivational Interviewing
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Bipolar disorders
Substance Use disorders

A little about me

I come from a mixed race background (Mexican, Italian, Polish, French and Spanish). I was born and raised  in Los Angeles. I attended graduate school in San Francisco for writing before moving to New York and pursuing a career in health care. My interests include writing, literature, horticulture, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, nutrition, travel (when not traveling, wathching YouTube travel videos) and my cat Diego, named after Diego Armando Maradona.

Why I love my job

Through compassionate inquiry, honoring where a patient comes from, and focusing on an individual’s specific needs and concerns, I facilitate the patient’s arrival to a place where they may reach their full potential and accomplish the goals they deem necessary to lead their best possible life.

Professional certifications or affiliations

Neuroscience Education Institute
ANCC Board Certification
Certified Buprenorphine Physician
Clozapine REMS certification