Did you know that Dr Bhattacharya has a master’s in public health and epidemiology and devotes time to community mental health in addition to her work at CPCH?
May 10th, 2019
Sayanti Bhattacharya, MD, MS, is a board-certified adult psychiatrist at Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Dr. Bhattacharya lends a wealth of experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, sleep issues, memory problems, trauma-related stress disorders, and attention deficit disorders. She is also experienced working with people who have challenges with interpersonal communication, social anxiety, low self-esteem, overwhelming negative thinking, and sleep problems. She works with patients via both telemedicine and in person.
Trained at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, as a psychiatrist, Dr. Bhattacharya earned her master’s degree in public health and epidemiology at Harvard University. She maintains a strong interest in public mental health and clinical research.
In addition to her work at Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill, Dr. Bhattacharya devotes time to community mental health through working with people who have limited access to care and who are severely mentally ill or suffering from addiction.
Since 2013, Dr. Bhattacharya has been a member of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association. She is also a member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Bhattacharya’s goal is to help people lead a full, functional life. She incorporates principles of education, psychodynamic therapy, supportive therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. No matter the developmental phase, Dr. Bhattacharya appreciates and takes into account the challenges unique to each stage of life.
At the core of Dr. Bhattacharya’s relationship with patients is the belief that each person is unique, with unique medication and psychotherapy needs tailored to the individual.