Licensed in Israel
Bella Schanzer Verified
Licensed in Israel
Hello, my name is Bella Schanzer and I am a board certified general adult psychiatrist. I have spent the last twenty years providing evidence-based, holistic care to individuals struggling with mental illness.
I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College and AOA from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, I graduated with honors from the Mailman School of Public Health with a focus in healthcare policy and administration. After graduating, I completed a one-year medicine internship at NY Presbyterian Medical Center followed by a three year residency in psychiatry at New York University that included a final year as Chief Resident. After completing my general psychiatry training, I did a one-year fellowship in Public Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute followed by a three year research fellowship focused on the intersection between socioeconomic issues and mental illness.
Since completing my training, I have had a number of clinical and administrative positions including Mental Health Director, Montefiore AIDS Center; Medical Director, NYPH Adult Outpatient Clinic; Chief of the Mental Health Service, Detroit VA Medical Center; and, most recently, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at the Baylor College of Medicine-Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Currently, since making aliyah in August 2020, I have started a private clinical practice in Raanana seeing patients both in-person and remotely via zoom and other tele-psychiatry modalities.
Throughout my career, I have focused on ensuring that patients receive patient-centered, evidence-based care that emphasizes both health and wellness with a goal towards achieving the best quality of life possible. I am very excited about this new phase of my career in which I am utilizing technology to further increase access to high quality care to individuals anywhere who are suffering.
One final note, all of the above aside, I am the proudest of the fact that I am the mother of four teenagers, ages 14, 15, 17, and 18y/o. They have taught me more about caring than any other experience in my life.
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Mailman School of Public Health
1-162211, Specialty Certification: 1-43003
Anxiety / Panic
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Schizophrenia / Psychosis
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)