Dr. Edward M. Paul is an Addiction Psychiatrist treating all forms of chemical dependency in patients located in Nassau County and Manhattan. Lauded as a qualified specialist in the area of addiction medicine, with a wealth of knowledge and experience, an expansive skill set, and a love for what he does, Dr. Paul strives to extend knowledge on the nature of addiction and the best ways to free oneself of this “chronic, relapsing brain disease” (American Society of Addiction Medicine). Dr. Paul is passionate toward this cause, helping many of his patients through effective treatment, and providing them with the tools needed to identify, avert, and cope with problematic behaviors associated with addiction. Furthermore, Dr. Paul has two level 2 trainings for Internal Family Systems Therapy. One is in addiction eating disorders and the second is on deepening and expanding.
Dr. Paul has made a name for himself treating comorbid conditions, such as anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, where he supervises addiction fellows.
As an Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Paul has spent more than 29 years in practice. He graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1982 after receiving an undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1978. In 1987, he became a board-certified psychiatrist through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is board certified in addiction psychiatry as well. Dr. Paul remains abreast of trends and developments in his field as a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Psychiatric Association. He has a long-standing passion for helping others, which has been instilled in him since childhood, and has afforded him the ability to help people in Manhattan and in Nassau County. In 2019, he was named to Top 100 Physicians, and in 2020 Castle Connolly named him a Top Doctor of the East Coast.
Dr. Paul is one of a very few doctors who are trained in the powerful internal family systems model of psychotherapy. In fact, he offers group therapy using this model. He also offers hypnosis as part of the treatment for tobacco cessation. In addition, he offers genetic testing. Dr. Paul has a passion for helping, learning, and teaching and feels he is able to help patients during their times of need as an Addiction Psychiatrist. Dr. Paul is an avid swing dancer and hopes to return to improv acting.