In case you or your loved one is experiencing mental, emotional or behavioral disorders, it may be necessary to seek professional help. Whenever professional help is required, it is recommended that you contact a qualified and experienced psychiatrist. The professionals specialize in mental health and will be able to diagnose, treat and prevent psychological problems. At David Salvage, MD, FAPM, we provide quality psychiatry services that are designed to not only improve mental health but also overall well-being.

Qualified and experienced professionals
One of the factors that contribute to successful psychiatric treatment is qualified and experienced professionals. That is why we employ the best psychiatrists in the region to handle our patients. All of our professionals have the necessary qualifications and experience in the field. This means that they have handled many patients and are aware of the treatment options that would lead to higher success rates.

David Salvage, M.D., FAPM

Forensic and Addiction Psychiatrist located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY & Financial District, New York, NY

David Salvage, MD, FAPM, practices psychiatry, and psychotherapy in Brooklyn and Financial District in lower Manhattan, New York, where he combines humanism and warmth with careful clinical understanding, with the overriding goal that each patient benefits from a complete recovery. He ensures that his clients understand both the nature of their illness and the wide array of treatment options that are available, including psychopharmacology. In this capacity, he often works with therapists from other disciplines as part of a team approach to integrated care.

After receiving his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City with distinguished honors in psychiatry, internal medicine, and the history of psychiatry, Dr. Salvage went on to complete his residency training at New York University’s Bellevue Hospital. Montefiore Medical Center in New York City then awarded Dr. Salvage with a clinical teaching fellowship.

Dr. Salvage has held faculty positions at New York University School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and New York Medical College, where he served on the Faculty Senate and received the honor of Teacher of the Year. His publications have appeared in a variety of psychiatric journals and anthologies, and he has presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Outside of his private practice, Dr. Salvage has worked as a consultant for local mental health centers, schools, prisons, and Fortune 500 companies, such as Goldman Sachs and Showtime. He also has extensive consulting experience working with families on guardianship issues at Child Protective Services.

Dr. Salvage is board-certified with the American Academy of Psychiatry and has been certified by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry between 1997-2007. He continues to participate in a wide variety of training addressed towards cutting edge treatment of addiction. Also, he holds the following certifications, memberships, and affiliations:

  • Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Board Certified, EMDR Level III training
  • Member, International Psychoanalytic Association
  • Board Certified, Psychoanalysis by the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
  • Board Certified, Buprenorphine Treatment and Administration
  • Member, New York University Bellevue Psychiatric Society
  • Board Certified, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
  • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Board Certified, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Board Certified, American Board of Addiction Psychiatry (1997-2007)

Colleagues describe Dr. Salvage as wise, articulate, and able to integrate a wide variety of viewpoints. Professionals from a variety of disciplines frequently reach out to him for advice on psychiatric, legal, and interpersonal issues.

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Tracy Balzano

Tracy began her journey to yoga and wellness practices through a yoga class offered during her years at Hunter College High School in lieu of traditional physical education classes. Her father had spent time in India, and she was curious about some of what he had experienced. Moving through the practice she was taken aback by its contradictory nature to the gym classes she had previously experienced. It was comfortable yet rigorous and lacked all of the competitive aspects of sports. This foray was the gateway to learning experienced she could not have imagined at the time.

Her professional life has brought her through the worlds of fashion and corporate training, but she always been intrigued and committed to helping people develop their innate capacities for growth and healing. She has an ongoing excitement surrounding mind body relationships, and how yoga and related therapies play a role in personal transformation. After studying with Heidi Fokine, a yoga teacher practicing on Long Island’s East End, Tracy was inspired to become a yoga instructor herself. When she learned that her long-time teacher was able to certify instructors, Tracy rose to the occasion. Embarking on the path to yoga instructor with her teacher was an opportunity Tracy met with enthusiasm, embracing the myriad aspects of the practice. She continues to learn from highly respected practitioners and has used this training as a foray into integrative healing practices.

Tracy earned her 200 hour certification studying with Heidi Fokine, Paula DiDonato and Padma Borrego at The Giving Room in Southold, New York where she also served as a mentor for subsequent teacher trainings gaining experience in a wide variety of approaches. Since then, she has earned additional certification hours studying with Rodney Yee, is certified in the Trauma Informed Yoga Method and holds added certification in the practice of Yoga Nidra, a highly adaptable method of deep relaxation shown to have positive impacts on practitioners including those suffering from depression and PTSD. As the founder of Primula Cerebri, an active wellness business based in Brooklyn, NY, she is committed to tailoring her approach to each individual’s specific needs. Tracy sees each class as an opportunity to learn something new and looks forward to continuing her yoga education as an instructor and a student.

Tracy holds a BA in music and theater arts from Sarah Lawrence College.

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