Female Therapists in Upper East Side, New York, NY

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Nancy M Schultz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in treating people of all ages, from very young children to elderly adults. I have particular experience in treating people considered to be on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger's syndrome, and men and women dissatisfied with the gender to which their bodies were seemingly assigned. I also treat people of all ages with a wide range of conditions, including intense anxiety, depression, developmental disorders and all kinds of difficulties in coping with their work and lives.
(212) 427-0119
Upper East Side
New York, NY 10128
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Rebecca Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MPH, PLLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked in many different capacities/communities: (HIV/AIDS, women in prison, crisis, the Deaf community, eating disorders, anxiety/depression, addiction, trauma, and grief and loss, and now crisis again.
I take a highly interactive, supportive, and collaborative approach to therapy. My goal is to help you function and feel better in the present by addressing the frustrating or repetitive behaviors or cycles that have held you back, Together, we will develop greater insight about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that undermine your relationships and productivity. My hope is that our work together will not only be enriching and meaningful, but that it will create the change you are looking for to live a fulfilling life.
(646) 571-0775
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10075
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Juliet Cooper
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
I also support women on issues including; anxiety, depression, relationships, professional life, breast cancer, and divorce.
Life's challenges are inevitable. Asking for help is your strength. Welcome to my practice! I am a licensed psychologist trained to work with children, teens, parents and adults. Healing starts with feeling connected. My warmth and easy going calm, create an atmosphere of comfort and openness. While encouraging self awareness, I respect and value the practical issues of life and incorporate them in my work. Listening, interacting, being supportive and solution oriented, characterize my style. I believe that people can strive toward increased fulfillment and happiness. Feeling listened to, validated and understood are essential ingredients for change and of course a little humor helps!
(646) 791-3954
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10028
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Audrey O'Neal
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work best with high functioning men and women .
You want to reach your highest potential and thrive in a more fulfilling life. You struggle with stress and feel you are not making the most of life. You feel that some of the negative experiences in your life have caused you to lose your spark and, therefore you have difficulty embracing life fully. You feel that there is something standing in your way that prevents you from moving forward. You have thought about reaching greater heights in your life, but you have not known the direction to take, and have not had guidance about what you can do to improve your life and make it more purposeful.
(347) 697-4421
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10128
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Rona Silverton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
A sensitive, well-related, board certified Ph.D. psychotherapist/psychoanalyst with a specialization in women "s health/ female psychology. I have been in practice for over twenty years and worked with both individuals and couples in a dynamic focused analytic approach for self understanding. With particular expertise in female psychology, I have integrated an insight oriented contemporary analytic perspective with holistic, alternative techniques (guided imagery and dream work) to help patients deal with emotions and childhood trauma often stored in the body.
(646) 600-9276
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10128
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Elisabeth Liu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is dynamic and warm. I respect every person's right to self-determination whether in relation to treatment goals or lifestyle choices. I have specific training in trauma-informed care and violence against women and children. I also work with clients who are experiencing gender, sexuality, or other identity issues. I approach adversity with an affirming attitude while also challenging unhelpful thought processes. Sessions can be as structured or unstructured as you wish.
(914) 219-6463
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10021
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Erin Walker, PhD Private Practice
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In my over 20 years in clinical practice, I’ve worked with many women and men, helping them to create a sense of health, and contentment, as well as cultivate the skills necessary to move forward into a more rewarding and joyful life.
Vitality, growth, love, empathy, and meaning are essential to healthy functioning and a sense of well-being. We often create these gratifying experiences through an authentic and positive connection with ourselves and others. However, sometimes these connections are hindered due to difficult life experiences, such as loss of a loved one, career and life transitions, addiction, divorce, or relationship concerns. These struggles can lead to feeling down, isolated, anxious, and confused about how to move forward. I am here to help.
(646) 797-3355
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10075
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Janie Lynn Kritzman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Before becoming a clinician, I consulted in early childhood education; taught child development to mothers of addicted newborns; and served as Associate Director of the Center for Research on Women at Barnard College.
Collaboration and trust characterize a strong therapeutic relationship. Therapy is very much a conversation about how you think and feel and what you hope to change. My starting questions are "why now," and "how would you like me to help"? I am trained in developmental and clinical psychology and work with adolescents, young adults, families and adults throughout the life span. Anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders and transitioning to adulthood are specialties.
(347) 429-6237
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10021
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Fran V. Dillon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CSW
Verified
Verified
Men, women , couples, adolescents and parents benefit from my broad perspective and experience to build and sustain a new direction of vitality and courage.
In our first remote session by phone or zoom, we will have the opportunity to explore the interpersonal issues you would like to address. Together, we will work to understand the anxiety , disappointment and relationships that impact your life during this critical time. By becoming aware of deeper experiences and feelings, we can reflect on hope and a personal vision you may have for yourself. I provide a safe, comfortable on-line office that mirrors my belief in earning your trust, keeping impeccable and supportive boundaries, sharing mutual respect and challenging you to stretch your comfort level.
(917) 397-0651
Upper East Side
New York, NY 10028
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Dr. Arielle Jean-Pierre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I especially enjoy working with women and gender expansive people of color.
In an era where we’re bombarded with self-love messaging from all sides, too many of us are left to struggle with the nagging question: “But how do I love myself?” Some of us—especially those carrying marginalized identities—were never taught. Instead, we were given life scripts urging us to make ourselves small and focus solely on the ways we come up short. The fact that you’ve taken this step to find support is a pivotal moment; you’re acknowledging that you deserve better, and you’re willing to do the work to get there. I’d love to help you with that.
(347) 727-4476
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10028
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Kate Lynch Bieger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping women navigate the struggles of parenting, both in the transition to motherhood, and in the ongoing challenges of parenting and relationships. I help women build the support they need to take better care of themselves and their families. I integrate psychodynamic therapy with cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT) to treat perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, trauma and bereavement after pregnancy loss and help women navigating infertility.
(917) 993-6219
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10075
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Christina Coons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with women , the LGBTQI community, adults/young adults, artists/creatives/dancers, and those who identify with alternative lifestyles are welcome to my practice.
Dealing with various types of trauma and the ways in which it can impact our daily lives can be challenging. I am here to help you understand that your trauma does not define you, your trauma reactions are valid and I’d like to support you in the development of healthy coping skills. This will allow you the freedom to transcend beyond traumatic experiences, forging a new path toward growth, healing, recovery and wellness. I can help you navigate and cope with addiction/substance use, PTSD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, identity related issues, and family/interpersonal relationships.
(914) 600-3498
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10028
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Gayna Havens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Genetic Issues/ Infertility: My experience includes 12 years counseling women and couples diagnosed with genetic disorders in themselves or their unborn child.
Deciding to seek help from a psychologist is an important step in the life of an individual or couple. I have years of experience providing a caring and safe, yet challenging environment where you can explore and achieve your goals. I'll help you capitalize on your strengths, and overcome your difficulties. We will discover what works best for you. It is always the client who defines success and the goals leading to it. Our work together will help you live a more fulfilled life.
(646) 846-4819
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10075
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Dayna M Kurtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPT
Verified
Verified
I am the former Director of the Anna Keefe Women 's Center in Manhattan, and publish regularly on optimizing health.
You deserve to feel well; Let's get you there. Our work together is designed to cultivate greater contentment in your life. We all experience challenge, often around our relationships, our work, our health, and caring for our children and loved ones. These experiences can provoke anxiety, fear and uncertainty. Having a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to work through these moments can be profoundly helpful and often facilitate swifter resolution. I am trained in a wide number of modalities including EMDR, IFS (Internal Family Systems) Relational and Psychodynamic psychotherapy, among others.
(646) 681-1957
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10028
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Virginia Rachmani, Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA-Psyc, NCPsyA
Verified
Verified
Any loss can devastate you: a romantic partner leaves; you develop a serious illness; your job ends; a spouse dies; You have a miscarriage, or an empty nest, or your partner is unfaithful, or your child has serious difficulties, or you beloved pet dies or your childhood was abusive. Your responses can include: depression, anxiety, guilt or unending grief. I work with men, women , adolescents and couples who struggle to find symptom relief and greater life satisfaction. My office is a convenient and very private environment in which I spare people psychological jargon and base sessions on mutuality and respect.
(646) 600-9049
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10128
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Diane Peluso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, HHC
Verified
Verified
I am dedicated to helping women and couples navigate family building challenges and the crisis of infertility.
As an integrative psychotherapist with many years of experience, I help people gain a deeper understanding of their internal struggles & create meaningful changes. I work on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, dating & relationship difficulties, codependency, and self-esteem issues. I also work with couples to change hurtful & destructive patterns in the relationship and create a stronger, more meaningful connection. Some of the therapeutic approaches I practice are Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, CBT, Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness practices.
(917) 472-1541
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10028
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Amy Pizer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a general practitioner with extensive experience working with men and women of all ages undergoing life transitions .
I have over twenty-five years of experience in the mental health field in New York City. I tailor my approach to each patient’s needs based on an in-depth consultative process.
(646) 386-2272
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10021
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Janice S Lieberman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have published two books and written and presented numerous papers on the issues of single women and mothers; masculinity; body image and self-esteem; and creative blocks of artists and writers.
Depression, anxiety, rage,envy, jealousy may be blocking your ability to go forward in life, to fully realize your potential. These uncomfortable feelings are usually connected to something you are trying not to face.They are signals you might benefit from a therapist's help. In my work over the past 35 years I have helped many clients acknowledge what they really want in their lives when they feel stuck: finding a new relationship, learning how to fix problems in an existing relationship, getting over a breakup, overcoming a body image concern or out of control eating and/or exercise.
(646) 571-0826
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10128
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Ferne Traeger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, FIPA, MBA
Verified
Verified
I have a particular interest in women , work, and the maternity transition, including postpartum depression.
I am passionate about helping my clients understand how they, despite their best efforts, consistently act in ways that don't further their goals. I help people get unstuck from unproductive patterns of behavior. Whether you're struggling in your personal or professional life, or want a more fulfilling integration of the two, I can help you to better understand what stands between you and the realization of your aspirations. The therapeutic process is an adventure, one we'll navigate together. I promise to bring my genuine curiosity, integrity, sensitivity and optimism to our work.
(646) 392-7468
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10128
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Kelly McKenna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help millennial women & teens overcome anxiety, build self-confidence, and stop overthinking so that you can live your best life. I use a hands-on approach that helps you identify and use your strengths, learn new coping skills, improve your communication, and create lasting changes. I will listen to you, challenge you, and support you so that you can experience the growth and change you’ve been looking for - whether that's getting a handle on your anxiety, feeling confident in yourself, navigating a big transition, or improving your relationships.
(646) 969-9828
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Upper East Side
New York, NY 10065
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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.