Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
About Dr. Fink
New Rochelle, NY psychiatrist, Dr. Candida Fink, MD is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in several areas including mood and anxiety disorders and dual diagnoses of developmental disabilities and mental illness. She treats children, teens, and young adults with a range of concerns including ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD, autism, pediatric mood disorders, and mental health issues in school settings.
Read Dr. Fink’s Full Bio.
Top Doctor 2015
Dr. Fink was honored to be selected by Westchester Magazine as a Top Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the November 2015 issue. The Top Doctor list includes many wonderful doctors in all specialties throughout Westchester County New York. Check out Westchestermagazine.com for more details! Dr. Fink was previously named a Top Doctor in 2013 and 2014 as well!
Check out Dr. Fink’s Blog for thoughts and discussion about a range of issues related to health and mental health. Newest entry – “Weight a minute! Banning Body Shaming” in which Dr. Fink and her daughters try to tame the beast of self criticism.
Visit Bipolar Beat for articles and insights on topics of interest to those in the bipolar community – people with bipolar disorder and their loved ones, physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, and anyone else who’s interested in learning more about bipolar disorder.
Dr. Fink’s Abilify Interview
Check out Dr. Fink’s video interview with the Medshadow Foundation about Abilify
Dr. Fink is on the Board of Medshadow.org, a nonprofit devoted to educating people about medication benefits and side effects and encouraging important discussions between patients and doctors.
If you can – check out my interview on Sirius XM Doctor Radio – Pediatrics – On Call for Kids – about ADHD and ADHD medications – episode recorded on June 8 2016.
What happens at a psychiatric evaluation?
A psychiatric evaluation is a chance for Dr. Fink to meet the child and family, to obtain important history and medical information and to get to know the child in a bit more detail. It is usually just talking and playing. Dr. Fink asks the family to fill out some paperwork both before and after the first visit to help her understand the concerns and challenges facing a child and his or her family. If you have submitted other testing or reports Dr. Fink will review those as well.
The evaluation will end with a discussion of Dr. Fink’s observations, assessments and recommendations, as well as answering any questions or concerns that the child or family has raised. Sometimes there will be a need for more meetings before making firm treatment decisions but you will always leave with plan that everyone understands and is comfortable with.