Nomita Sonty, PhD

Languages: Hindi
Office Phone: (212) 305-7114


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.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, 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]


Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

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Medicare [Medicare]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]


National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, India

Fellowship: St Louis University Medical Center


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