Einstein Student Mental Health Center

Students and post-docs can contact the center for appointments at (718) 839-7400 or email Dr. Battaglia at joseph.battaglia@einsteinmed.org 

The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Walk-in hours are also available from 8 a.m. to noon and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

For non-life threatening emergencies, contact the Montefiore Psychiatric Emergency Department at 718-920-7460 to be directed to a directed to a psychiatry resident. 


Joseph Battaglia, M.D.Joseph Battaglia, M.D., director of Einstein’s Student Mental Health Center, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral services and deputy director of Einstein’s psychiatry and behavior sciences residency training program. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center.


Ryan DeLapp, Ph.D.Ryan DeLapp, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist at Einstein’s Student Mental Health Center and an attending psychologist at Montefiore’s Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Department. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Louisville, where he received intensive training in evidenced-based assessments and cognitive-behavioral therapies for mood, anxiety, and behavioral difficulties in children, adolescents, and young adults. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center, where he received specialized training in cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavior (DBT), and structural family therapies. He received postdoctoral training in CBT for anxiety disorders, especially social anxiety and panic disorders.


Nicole Eskanasi, Psy.D.Nicole Eskenasi, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist at Einstein’s Student Mental Health Center and an attending psychologist at Montefiore Einstein Psychiatry Associates with expertise in evidence-based interventions including CBT and DBT for young adults and adults experiencing anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related disorders. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University and completed her doctoral internship at the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System – Montrose, where she received additional specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. Dr. Eskenasi also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Anxiety.

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