Who I Am



Dr. Douglas Luce is a board certified psychiatrist trained in both child and adolescent as well as adult psychiatry. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brown and Harvard Universities, during which time he was involved in research including OCD with the Yale-Brown OCD team, Body Dysmorphic Disorder with Dr. Kathy Phillps, and mood disorder studies. 

He is a published author on addiction and worked with Dr. Chuck O’Brian’s team at the University of Philadelphia. He has worked with Dr. Barbara Coffey and trained in PANDAS and tic disorders there. He has been in private practice since completing his medical education and residency training at New York University. Among other awards, he is a five time winner of the Patient’s Choice Award. He regularly treats a broad range of psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, OCD, and autistic spectrum issues. He provides both expert medication management as well as therapy, particularly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, for such areas as anxiety, mood, and OCD.

He uses a holistic approach to psychiatry, and is a strong believer in mindfulness practices and the role of exercise and lifestyle.





Dr. Luce’s office is located at 200 Park Avenue South, Suite 1118B, NY, NY 10003, at Union Square, as seen on this web page.

For more information or any questions regarding treatment please call the office at 646-246-7477.


Testimonials from Patients and Families


“I am the father of an adult son with Asperger's Syndrome. My son also suffered from OCD around cleanliness and contamination. He was also quite suspicious of the intentions and motivations of others. Needless to say, this has caused a great deal of stress and anxiety.Dr. Luce quickly and effectively understood and diagnosed the situation. His prescribed solution was nothing short of amazing. My son's OCD has disappeared and his issues around Asperger's are well under control.I am convinced that this entirely favorable outcome is not just down to Dr. Luce's skill and experience. He truly listens. He is very flexible and open-minded. He is completely understanding. He is responsive.My son does not easily allow people into his inner circle of trust, but Dr. Luce caring approach earned his way in immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Luce. I am deeply grateful for having found this terrific professional.”

“You won't find a better doctor to treat you in this field, of being "abnormal" or feeling like you don't "fit in" or into anyone's "specialty or mold. Dr Luce is knowledgeable, kind and understands people and treats his patients with the utmost respect and doesn't "judge" people by their cover. Dr Luce does his due diligence and ask many questions before he gives a five-minute push you out the door clinic-kinda of doctor diagnosis.”

“It is with profound gratitude that I write this review of Dr. Luce who has been treating my daughter for over a year. Dr. Luce is extremely bright, funny, kind and professional and has helped my daughter immeasurably as she grapples with growing up and becoming healthy.”

“I have a son with Aspergers and a daughter with Tourette's. My daughter started seeing him in second grade, when she was one tic mess, on top of that she had ADHD and OCD. She is in sixth grade now and the tics are almost completely gone. My son was seeing another psychiatrist at NYU for Aspergers. Though she was an excellent doctor, he refused to open up to her. For some reason, he started to talk to Dr. Luce when he accompanied us to my daughter's visit. We switched, and within two years, he was mainstreamed back into a regular middle school and in their honor's program. We have a long way to go but Dr. Luce gives very constructive advice, my children adore him, and I honestly can say he is a doctor who cares and makes a real difference. I am so happy our paths crossed.”





Payment is accepted by check or cash only, and is accepted at time of service. For rates, please contact Dr. Luce directly. Initial evaluations typically take 1-2 hours. 

Follow-up sessions are scheduled for 45 minute intervals to allow thorough and complete service. There is a 48 hour policy for cancellations without charge. He works regularly with and communicates often with therapists, schools, and families to ensure optimal care.