Nomita Sonty, PhD

Academic Appointments

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

Current Administrative Positions

  • Administrative Director, Division of Pain Management
Nomita Sonty, PhD

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.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Psychiatry
    Division of Adult Psychiatry
  • Department of Anesthesiology
    Division of Pain Management Service

Areas of Expertise

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

Languages Spoken

(in addition to English)

  • Hindi

Education and Training

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


  • ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle

    1790 Broadway
    New York, NY 10019
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-7114
    (212) 305-7114
    (212) 305-8883

Practices and Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is 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]

This provider does not accept new patients