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Candida Fink M.D.


Candida Fink, M.D., (she/her) is board certified in child/adolescent and general psychiatry. Practicing in New York, she graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1987 and did an internal medicine internship at Providence Hospital in Portland, Oregon. She completed her general psychiatry residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston (now called Harvard Longwood) and her child fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She completed subspecialty training in neurodevelopmental disorders as part of her fellowship.

After training, Dr. Fink practiced in Phoenix, Arizona and then Reno, Nevada. Since 1998, she has lived and worked in Westchester County, New York. For over 25 years, she has helped children, adults, and families navigate a range of psychiatric concerns, including complex mood and anxiety disorders, mental health in schools, and neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. She works closely with pediatricians and other medical specialists, focusing on mental health care as a foundation of all health care.

Dr. Fink has co-authored two books—The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child (with Judith Lederman, Simon and Schuster, 2003) and Bipolar Disorder for Dummies (with Joe Kraynak, John Wiley & Sons, 2005, third edition 2015). In 2004, The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child was recognized by the New York chapter of the NAMI as contributing significantly to greater understanding of mental illness in the community. Dr. Fink has been featured nationally and locally in broadcast, print, and online media and has been a frequent speaker on mental health topics for clinicians, educators, and general audiences.

Dr. Fink is a veteran of the military, proudly serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corp through the Massachusetts National Guard and the Federal National Reserves from 1985 to 1993. She received an honorable discharge at the rank of Captain.

Dr. Fink’s goal—across clinical work, writing, and speaking—is to build conversations and connections that increase understanding of psychiatry and mental health care as integral to medical care for the whole person, From those fundamentals, she hopes to work together to reduce shame and stigma and create solutions based on scientific evidence that is integrated into individualized human stories and needs.

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