Alexandra Cattaruzza

Licensed Psychoanalyst, MS, LP, FIPA

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Alexandra Cattaruzza, MS, LP, FIPA, Licensed Psychoanalyst in New York
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Alexandra Cattaruzza

Licensed Psychoanalyst, MS, LP, FIPA


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1133 Broadway
Suite 1120
New York, New York 10010
(646) 430-9134

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68 Jay Street
Suite 409
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(646) 430-9134
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Pregnancy is a time of transformation as changes take place in the future mother’s body, relationship withe her partner, social and work life and environment. Parents have to adjust to their rapidly changing world and to a new little human whose survival depends on them. They often feel inadequate because they are not quite sure what they are supposed to do in this new role, and having a baby can be a very challenging and isolating experience. Some parents experience anxiety and depression as well as difficulty bonding with their baby.

After completing a 3 year training program in parent-infant psychoanalytic psychotherapy and studying with some of the most prominent clinicians in the field of infant research, I have developed a unique way of working with parent-baby dyads, providing short-term treatment for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PDMAs).

Having a baby can be a beautiful experience and yet stressful and isolating. Seeking help might be difficult for fear of being judged, but rather than thinking about what is wrong, therapy can help understand experiences in a different way, improve the connection between parent and baby, and prevent negative effects on the baby's development.

La psicoterapia psicoanalítica es una manera de entender los conflictos y crear significado por medio del auto-conocimiento. Este tipo de tratamiento apunta a entender la forma de pensar, comportarse y relacionarse con los demás de la cual muchas veces no se está consciente. Esta falta de consciencia resulta en patrones de comportamiento repetitivos que llevan a la insatisfacción y el sufrimiento emocional. En mi práctica me esfuerzo por proveer un ambiente seguro y sin juicios, que ayude a desarrollar la curiosidad sobre el mundo interno respetando sus experiencias, valores y creencias.

Mis areas de especialización incluyen terapia individual con adultos con depresión, ansiedad y dificultades en las relaciones con otros. Niños menores de 5 años con dificultades emocionales y de comportamiento. Mamás o papás y bebés con preocupaciones sobre las conductas del bebé. Mujeres en estado de embarazo y/o Depresión Posparto.

Tener un bebé es una experiencia única y para muchas madres y padres es una tarea difícil. Las relaciones tempranas son especialmente importantes para promover el desarrollo saludable del bebé. La terapia durante el embarazo y posparto, puede ser de gran ayuda para la depresión, ansiedad y demás dificultades que comúnmente se presentan durante esta etapa.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • School: Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
  • License and State: 000618 New York

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $250 - $300
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IPTAR & CFS / Parent-Infant Psychotherapy
  • Certificate: MITPP / Child & Adolescent Psychothera

Location

1133 Broadway
Suite 1120
New York, New York 10010
(646) 430-9134

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

68 Jay Street
Suite 409
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(646) 430-9134
Specialties
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Parent-Infant Psychotherapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Supervision Services
Modality
  • Individuals
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Alexandra Cattaruzza, MS, LP, FIPA, Licensed Psychoanalyst in New York

Alexandra Cattaruzza

Licensed Psychoanalyst, MS, LP, FIPA