Nomita Sonty, PhD

Expertise in: 
Psychology, Pain Medicine/Management
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Overview

Nomita Sonty, Ph.D is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialization in Pain Management and Behavioral Medicine. She joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine at Columbia University in 1998, after having spent many years at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington DC. She holds the academic title of Associate Professor of Medical Psychology at CUMC. She is also a member of the core faculty for the Psychology internship program and Pain Medicine Fellowship at Columbia University.

Dr. Sonty is experienced in evaluating and treating psychological aspects of many chronic pain conditions including headache disorders. She performs pre-surgical behavioral evaluations for implantable devices. She offers individual and couples psychotherapy for those suffering from chronic pain and other chronic medical illnesses. Her theoretical orientation is CBT. She is also experienced in using biofeedback for pain disorders.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Mental Health
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Work-Related Stress

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medical Psychology (in Anesthesiology and Psychiatry) at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Administrative Director, Division of Pain Management

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Hindi

Gender

  • Female

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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Coventry Health Care

  • Coventry Health Care

Elderplan

  • Medicare Managed Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

GHI

  • PPO

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

UnitedHealthcare

  • Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid Behavioral Health
  • Medicare Behavioral Health

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Workers' Compensation

  • Workers' Comp-Board of NY

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, India
  • Fellowship: St Louis University Medical Center