Ariela Frieder MD

Ariela Frieder MD

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Adult and Reproductive psychiatrist

About Me

My name is Ariela Frieder and I am a bilingual (English and Spanish), board certified psychiatrist who specializes in women’s mental health. This includes emotional and psychological problems during pregnancy, postpartum, perinatal losses, infertility and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. 

My PROFESSIONAL background


My background includes a residency in OBGYN in Argentina and, a residency in Adult Psychiatry and a Fellowship in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. Initially, after graduation I worked at the Primary care and High Risk OBGYN clinic at Montefiore Medical Group where I treated women suffering from different psychiatric conditions and going through pregnancy, postpartum, infertility and perinatal losses and both men and women with medical problems who needed psychiatric treatment. I taught and supervised residents, fellows and medical students. In 2015 I left Montefiore to join Northwell Health where I worked as the Director of Psychiatry at LIJ Forest Hills Hospital and at Zucker Hillside Hospital perinatal program. Eventually, I transitioned to be the physician in charge of the Perinatal Program at Zucker Hillside Hospital in NY. There, I had the opportunity to treat hundreds of women with psychiatric problems during the perinatal period. I also continued to teach and supervise psychiatrists in training and medical students. I had the opportunity to present in conferences, write articles and still do. 



3/1991–12/1996 University of Buenos Aires Medical School

Degree obtained: MD


9/2012- 5/2014 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program

New York University Institute for Psychoanalytic Education 

7/2007–6/2008 Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

7/2003–6/2007 Residency in Adult Psychiatry

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

6/1997–5/2001 Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hospital Bernardino Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Original Communications in Reviewed Journals:

Frieder A., Dunlop A. L., Culpepper L, Bernstein P. S. The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: Women with Psychiatric Conditions. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Vol 199, Issue 6, Supplement B, S328-S332 (December 2008)

Frieder A. Preconception counseling for women with schizophrenia. Current Women's Health Reviews, 2010, Vol 6, No.1.

Chuang D, O’Dowd MA, Frieder A, Haut S, Robbins M. Delayed diagnosis of sporadic creutzfeldt-jakob disease in a patient with schizophrenia.Psychosomatics 53(4): 392-6 (2012)

Kendig S, Keats JP, Hoffman MC, Kay LB, Miller ES, Moore Simas TA, Frieder A, Hackley B, Indman P, Raines C, Semenuk K, Wisner KL, Lemieux LA. Consensus Bundle on Maternal Mental Health: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety. Obstet Gynecol 2017 Mar, 129 (3): 422-430.

Frieder A, Fersh M, Hainline R, Deligiannidis KM. Pharmacotherapy of Postpartum Depression: Current approaches and novel drug developments. CNS Drugs. 2019 Mar;33(3):265-282. doi: 10.1007/s40263-019-00605-7.

Review articles:

Frieder A. Antidepressant Use during Pregnancy. Expert. Rev. Obstet. Gynecol. 2011,6(3)


Frieder A. Guidance for Preconception Care of Women with Psychiatric Disorders.

The National Preconception Curriculum and Resources Guide for Clinicians. 2010.




7/2018 Speaker, On Motherhood and Mania: Clinical Pearls for Pharmacological and 

Psychotherapeutic Approaches across Settings, Postpartum Support international 

Annual Conference, Houston, TX. 

5/2018 Speaker, How to Manage your Stress and Anxiety during Life’s Moments.

Celebrating Women’s Health 2018, The Katz Institute for Women’s Health, 

Northwell Health, Long Island, NY. 

12/2017.  Speaker, Screening for Dementia. 

Grand rounds. Long Island Jewish forest hills hospital, 

Northwell Health. Queens, NY.

11/2017 Speaker, Psychopharmacology during pregnancy and Lactation.

Postpartum Support International, Certificate Program, Great Neck, NY

1/2015 Speaker, Psychiatric Disorders during Pregnancy and Postpartum

Grand Rounds, Rockland Psychiatric Center, Rockland County, New York

9/2013 Speaker, webinar in Depression in primary care

Clinical Directors Network, Inc.

6/2013 Speaker, webinar in Psychiatric medications and Pregnancy

 Clinical Directors Network, Inc. 

3/2013 Speaker, Webinar in Psychiatric medications and Pregnancy

Cicatelli Associates Inc.

2/ 2013 Speaker, Psychiatric Disorders during Pregnancy and Pospartum

Grand Rounds, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, New York

11/2008 Speaker,Mental Health Issues in Preconception Care

Preconception and Prenatal Care

 27th Annual Fall Symposium, Autumn in New York 2008

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health,

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center,

Bronx, New York


I treat both women and men. Men can also suffer from perinatal psychiatric symptoms. The services I provide are treatment of mood and anxiety disorders through medication management and psychotherapy that is tailored to your needs.  I also provide consultations for women with mental health issues associated to the different stages of the reproductive cycle (pregnancy, postpartum, hormonal contraception, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, PMS and menopause). I  practice in English and Spanish.

Contact Me


Ariela Frieder MD

Locations: Roslyn Heights and Rockville Center

(646) 760-6269



By Appointment