Matthew Von Unwerth, MSc, LP, FIPA, Licensed Psychoanalyst in New York
Most of the mental suffering we endure (if not due to present grief and loss) arises either from our fervent attempts to resolve uncomprehended emotional conflicts, or because we never learned to endure and adapt our unruly interior lives to the world around us. I help individuals to feel better by attending to what they feel in the moment, as a way of understanding how they have come to be themselves -- and how who they are is at odds with what they want to be and feel. I am trained both in "classical" psychoanalysis and in Columbia's pioneering Program in Narrative Medicine.
So I come to clinical practice with a rigorous and critical understanding of the theory and technique of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, but I consider it my work to learn the language of the patient's experience, and to speak it with them. I discuss this in my book, Freud's Requiem (Riverhead/Penguin)
As a writer, interested in the marvels both of mind and world, I prize precise, experience-near communication, both in literature and psychotherapy. I believe empathic, intuitive understanding and clinical observation are complementary, and are the best avenues by which to approach the unique complexity of the inner world.
Call or Email Matthew Von Unwerth for a free consultation now - (917) 512-5260


  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • School: Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: 000885 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200 - $450
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
  • Membership: International Psychoanalytic Association



  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017
Matthew Von Unwerth, MSc, LP, FIPA, Licensed Psychoanalyst in New York

Matthew Von Unwerth

Licensed Psychoanalyst, MSc, LP, FIPA