Dr. Carlsen is Medical Director of North Shore TMS in Huntington, New York.
Dr. Carlsen received her BA in English Literature from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She earned her M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After completing residency training in adult psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, she undertook sub-specialty training in pediatric and adolescent psychiatry at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. She enjoyed being one of the chief residents and received a service award from her peers at the end of her fellowship. Dr. Carlsen is Board Certified in adult as well as child and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Carlsen has been involved in education for both medical students and residents and has published in this area. She serves as voluntary faculty at Northwell Health System in the departments of psychiatry and pediatrics. The focus of her practice is mood and anxiety disorders across the life span. In addition, she has training and expertise in functional medicine (see ifm.org to learn more). Dr. Carlsen collaborates with each person to develop a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan and integrates psychotherapy (CBT and DBT), medication, nutrition, light therapy, exercise and spirituality.
“My approach to each patient is guided and infused by my personal faith and the belief that each of us has a purpose in life’s journey. I have been providing TMS since 2010 and have seen TMS change the lives of our patients, from adolescents to senior adults.”
In 2010, Dr Carlsen became an early adopter of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), an FDA-cleared depression treatment for patients who have not fully benefited from prior medication therapy. She appreciates that depression can be a debilitating condition and offers hope and commitment to her patients and their health. This new and non-invasive therapy is a safe and effective option for the treatment of depression. There is also data for TMS in the treatment of anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and tinnitus.