“Effective treatment requires a deep understanding of an individual’s genetics and environment.”

About Dr. Ahmad

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Featured blogger on Psychology Today

Author of

“Kaplan and Sadock’s Pocket Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Treatment, 8th Edition”

A practicing physician for over twenty years and founder of the Integrative Center for Wellness Dr. Ahmad has dedicated his professional life to helping individuals find balance in their mental and physical well-being.

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Awards, News & Media

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Our Philosophy

Integrative Center for Wellness provides psychiatric and wellness services to individuals seeking a healthy balance between mind and body. We strongly support a holistic approach to healthcare that integrates psychiatric and nutritional treatments and emphasizes whole-body wellness.

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What Dr. Ahmad’s Clients Say

  • "Dr. Ahmad's clinical judgment and psychoanalysis are extraordinary, as he is usually right on target and knows just what I need and how to predict the clinical course. He saved my life when others could not, and he educated me, my husband, and my family in terms of my pathology and the best ways to manage it and provide support."
    — S.S.
  • "I have never met a physician who is more attentive and dedicated to his patients. He really wants to get to know you as a person and does not look at you as just another case. He truly individualizes his treatment plan and leaves no stone unturned. I do not trust people easily, but I trust him with my life."
    — Husband of patient
  • "I have been to several psychotherapists and psychiatrists in the past, and Dr. Ahmad is by far the most deeply invested, passionate, clinically sound, knowledgeable, and attentive doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of psychiatry and psychotherapy and practices an integrative approach to wellbeing, which includes diet, lifestyle, and medication."
    — Saurin S.
  • I have been in and out of speech therapy my entire life, including going through to intensive programs. I saw a huge improvement in my speech patterns since teaming up with. Dr. Ahmad. I have been able to overcome a lot of my speech-related hurdles including getting a new job and then rising through the ranks of that job through promotions. Nowadays, it is common to see me giving presentations at work for up to 50 people.
    — Stuttering Patient
  • “Dr. Ahmad provides a concrete foundation of resolution when you think or feel there is no solution or hope. He has helped me significantly in all areas of my life: mentally, emotionally, and physically. Dr. Ahmad helped me lose over 65 pounds and lowered my cholesterol to a normal level—I no longer need medication to control it.”
    — Howard
  • “Dr. Ahmad has been instrumental in the health of myself and my family. I have always been someone who is skeptical of talk therapy and therapy in general and Dr. Ahmad truly made me understand tremendous value seeking help can bring.”
    — Nick M.
  • "[Dr. Ahmad] makes sure to always be accessible and returns calls or prescription requests immediately. He truly cares and believes in what he is doing and IT SHOWS. He wants to see you get well and if you invest in your care with him you will get to where you ultimately want to be – I am living proof of that."
    — Heather D.
  • “I thought it would be challenging and extremely difficult to adopt a holistic approach to my health care after decades of self-destructive eating habits and disinterest in food as a healing power. Under Dr. Ahmad’s supervision I experienced astonishing results: the transformation was immediate and impactful in powerful, measurable, life-affirming ways.”
    — K. A. Taylor
  • "It was Dr. Ahmad who assured me that he would help me to help myself regain a functional life again, but he needed my help to do so. With Dr. Ahmad’s broad and vast comprehensive knowledge ( a combination of medical, worldly, and practical information), he patiently and accurately diagnosed me and adjusted my medication accordingly to my needs of my individual diagnosis.
    — Howard C.
  • “I cannot find enough good words to say about this extraordinary doctor and caring individual. Dr. Ahmad is one of the most talented and approachable physicians with whom I have had the pleasure of working.”
    — Lorraine M.

Psychiatric and Wellness Services


When developing a treatment plan, our goal is to make sure each patient understands his or her symptoms, illness, and diagnosis, and can be an informed member of the decision making process.


We use a collaborative doctor-patient model in our interpersonal dynamic and supportive psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families.

Genetic Testing

We provide two forms of genetic testing on pharmacokinetic genes and pharmacodynamics genes to analyze how your genetic makeup determines your response to pharmaceutical drugs.

Neurocognitive Testing

The Center for Integrative Wellness offers a results-based strategy with newly-developed computerized neurocognitive tests to help you measure your cognitive growth.

Workplace Evaluations

We provide executives and corporations with access to stress management sessions, individualized therapy sessions, mediation and general coaching.

Body Composition Analysis

We measure body composition using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis with regularly-distributed objective measurements to help patients see improvements over the course of the treatment.

Sports Performance Analysis

As a preferred healthcare provider, Dr. Ahmad develops personalized athletic wellness plans based on body composition for elite athletes to optimize performance.

Smoking Cessation

The Center for Integrative Wellness provides clients with the ideal platform and guidance to successfully quit smoking with reassuring expertise.

Nutritional & Weight Loss

Dr. Ahmad offers individualized programs that help patients reach their ideal wellness and weight loss goals in a healthy, holistic manner.

Dr. Ahmad’s clinical philosophy reflects the wisdom of the Greek physician Hippocrates: it is more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.