Please contact the office using our secure medical messaging system, Klara to request an appointment via our confidential contact page or call 646-455-3324.

Dr. Groff reserves about 30 percent of her patient times for patients that have lower income and otherwise very little access to mental health care.  These patients include the musicians and artists of New York City, single parents, and non-profit humanitarian workers who are unable to afford care but contributing so much to this great city.  

Health Insurance:

To offer the very best in psychiatric care, Dr. Groff's practice is out-of-network,  direct pay only, eliminating the restrictions of insurance companies.  Patients are encouraged to know their out-of-network benefits and to understand their deductibles before investing in treatment. 

For patients that would like to participate with their insurance, the office can provide a list of recommended clinics that work with a variety of insurance companies or offer low-cost options if you unable to afford private psychiatric services.  We try to accommodate and help as many people as we can!

NYC and Brooklyn Child and Adult Psychiatrist


"I am a CEO in downtown Manhattan and Dr. Groff understands my lifestyle completely.  She has helped me regain total function and I am happy to say that I am doing better than ever"  - George, 40, Manhattan

"I struggled with postpartum depression and my OBGYN referred me to Dr. Groff.  I was able to enjoy my newborn and safely take medication.  It was such a relief to feel like I was in competent hands"   -Amanda, 36, Park Slope, Brooklyn

"As a fellow physician, I was looking for a psychiatrist that I considered to be the top of the field.  I am so happy to have found Kari.  She understands what I am going through exactly and I feel tremendous support from her"   - Matthew, 32, Brooklyn, NY

"My divorce rattled me.   Dr. Groff helped remind me that I have courage and strength.  I am happy to report that I am depression free and living the life that I always wanted to live"  Keith, 54, Brooklyn, NY

"When my daughter became I teenager, I had no idea what to do.  Kari helped us through the entire process.  She was accepted to her dream college"

- Susan, age 56 Manhattan

"Kari Groff has been amazing working with my educational lawyer to help my child receive the school placement he needs."

- Jennifer, 45, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Psychiatrist

New York City

Adult and Child Psychiatry

New Patients

New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Groff to request an appointment via her contact page.   Dr. Groff welcomes patients of all ages to contact her. Children under the age of 18 will require consent of both parents. Children with divorced or separated parents require the consent of both parents unless otherwise specified in a legal agreement.

 Kari Groff, MD & Park Slope Psychiatry

Kari Groff, MD is a well-respected NYC psychiatrist based in Brooklyn, NY.  She completed her psychiatry training at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she served as chief resident.  She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the highest academic medical honor society in the medical profession.  She was elected by her peers to the prestigious Gold Humanism in Medicine Society, an award that celebrates a physician's ability to practice compassionate medicine and serve as a role model to other physicians.

Dr. Groff also completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center.  She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both adult and child psychiatry.  She is frequently consulted for her extensive training and experience in psychopharmacology, her gentle and appropriate use of medication, and her wellness-centered approach focusing on a patient’s strengths and goals.

Additionally, Dr. Groff is a recording artist with the Smithsonian and will be releasing an album and educational material about positive thinking and mindset for children on the record label, Folkways.

Dr. Groff sees adults and children in her Brooklyn Psychiatry Location and is available for telepsychiatry for people living in NYC and NYS.

  • NYC Adult psychiatry
  • Brooklyn Child Psychiatrist
  • Telepsychiatry for children
  • Telepsychiatry for busy professionals in NYC
  • NYC Child and Adolescent psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy (individual and family)
  • Supervision for therapists
  • Second opinions for complex patients
  • Medication consultation using Genomind genetic study
  • NYC School and academic accommodations consultation
  • Expert testimony for legal cases
  • Available for public and private speaking events and workshops