Psychoanalytic Therapists in New York, NY

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Jonathan Raffes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022
I am a clinical psychologist with twenty-five years of experience in the practice, supervision and teaching of psychotherapy in New York. I would say my approach is warm, supportive and flexible--responsive to the challenge a client faces. I have served on the medical faculty of two universities, including seventeen years at Columbia, and try to balance the benefits of evidenced-based treatment with the sensitivity of psychoanalytic and family approaches; I am certified in these last two areas. My goal is to help clients overcome obstacles to working and loving with greater pleasure and clarity.
I am a clinical psychologist with twenty-five years of experience in the practice, supervision and teaching of psychotherapy in New York. I would say my approach is warm, supportive and flexible--responsive to the challenge a client faces. I have served on the medical faculty of two universities, including seventeen years at Columbia, and try to balance the benefits of evidenced-based treatment with the sensitivity of psychoanalytic and family approaches; I am certified in these last two areas. My goal is to help clients overcome obstacles to working and loving with greater pleasure and clarity.
(516) 701-1874 View (516) 701-1874
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Angie Cohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
Let’s be curious about you, your life and your past. I work with empathy, attunement as well as humor. My training is psychoanalytic, relational and adjustable to your needs. I work in collaboration with you to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. You are a unique individual and as you deeply understand yourself without judgement you will become more comfortable in the world.
Let’s be curious about you, your life and your past. I work with empathy, attunement as well as humor. My training is psychoanalytic, relational and adjustable to your needs. I work in collaboration with you to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. You are a unique individual and as you deeply understand yourself without judgement you will become more comfortable in the world.
(646) 681-1493 View (646) 681-1493
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Jennifer Stone-Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003
in Developmental Psychology, and certificates in both psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Institute for Contemporary Psychology.
Therapy is about listening in-depth - to stories of our past and present, to our emotions, our affects, and our ways of relating. I create a safe space to listen carefully and empathically to help you understand how you have developed into who you are, and what gets in the way in the here and now. There are many ways to do this work. I believe the most important place to start in any modality is by establishing a solid therapeutic alliance. This relationship becomes a vehicle for exploring other ways of relating. I have a particular interest in childhood trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties.
in Developmental Psychology, and certificates in both psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Institute for Contemporary Psychology.
Therapy is about listening in-depth - to stories of our past and present, to our emotions, our affects, and our ways of relating. I create a safe space to listen carefully and empathically to help you understand how you have developed into who you are, and what gets in the way in the here and now. There are many ways to do this work. I believe the most important place to start in any modality is by establishing a solid therapeutic alliance. This relationship becomes a vehicle for exploring other ways of relating. I have a particular interest in childhood trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties.
(646) 633-4208 View (646) 633-4208
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Linda Feirstein
Licensed Psychoanalyst, NCPsyA, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10028
My approach is warm, interactive, and informed by my psychoanalytic background.
Without our realizing it we repeat behavior that can make our lives such a puzzle to us and those around us. It hurts, and we feel stuck. Underlying issues really do influence what we do and how we feel. And these days reality can be overwhelming.
My approach is warm, interactive, and informed by my psychoanalytic background.
Without our realizing it we repeat behavior that can make our lives such a puzzle to us and those around us. It hurts, and we feel stuck. Underlying issues really do influence what we do and how we feel. And these days reality can be overwhelming.
(646) 600-9238 View (646) 600-9238
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Joan Westreich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
In addition to my work with clients, I also teach and supervise clinicians as faculty at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of New York Counseling (NYCGS) and elsewhere.
Do feelings of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem take the joy out of life? Are you ready to fine-tune or overhaul your career or relationships? If so, I invite you to consider contacting me to set up a consultation.This is the first step in a collaborative process designed to help create the life you envision. Employing curiosity instead of judgment, we will tap into the wisdom and strengths you already possess. Throughout the journey, we will explore and work toward understanding where you are, how you got there and your would like to be.
In addition to my work with clients, I also teach and supervise clinicians as faculty at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of New York Counseling (NYCGS) and elsewhere.
Do feelings of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem take the joy out of life? Are you ready to fine-tune or overhaul your career or relationships? If so, I invite you to consider contacting me to set up a consultation.This is the first step in a collaborative process designed to help create the life you envision. Employing curiosity instead of judgment, we will tap into the wisdom and strengths you already possess. Throughout the journey, we will explore and work toward understanding where you are, how you got there and your would like to be.
(917) 710-1468 View (917) 710-1468
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Hilary J Beattie
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
If you are unhappy about your relationships; conflicted in work, studies or vocational choice; or are managing your anxieties through behaviors like binge-eating or substance abuse, then I can help you understand how self-defeating patterns arise, and give you tools to change them. I am experienced in both psychoanalytic and behavioral approaches to treatment and believe in adapting these to fit the individual, in order to create a strong alliance that will build confidence in your ability to change. It is never too late to start making a significant difference in your life, even at an advanced age.
If you are unhappy about your relationships; conflicted in work, studies or vocational choice; or are managing your anxieties through behaviors like binge-eating or substance abuse, then I can help you understand how self-defeating patterns arise, and give you tools to change them. I am experienced in both psychoanalytic and behavioral approaches to treatment and believe in adapting these to fit the individual, in order to create a strong alliance that will build confidence in your ability to change. It is never too late to start making a significant difference in your life, even at an advanced age.
(646) 351-1878 View (646) 351-1878
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Benedict Sungho Kim
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, DMin, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017
Dr. Kim is a licensed psychoanalyst, a certified therapist, and a certified spiritual counselor. Besides his psychoanalytic background, Dr. Kim also was trained intensively in living Jesuit life over thirty six years. From his psychoanalytic teachings at training Institutes and from his active Jesuit life, Dr. Kim learned the fundamental queries of clinical and existential pangs in life. Depression is the most unendurable medical and emotional pain one can experience. Depression is the core symptom seating behind all the mental, emotional, physical, and existential diseases.
Dr. Kim is a licensed psychoanalyst, a certified therapist, and a certified spiritual counselor. Besides his psychoanalytic background, Dr. Kim also was trained intensively in living Jesuit life over thirty six years. From his psychoanalytic teachings at training Institutes and from his active Jesuit life, Dr. Kim learned the fundamental queries of clinical and existential pangs in life. Depression is the most unendurable medical and emotional pain one can experience. Depression is the core symptom seating behind all the mental, emotional, physical, and existential diseases.
(646) 762-7673 View (646) 762-7673
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Naomi Cutner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
In addition to my social work training, I completed psychoanalytic training.
I imagine that you are seeking therapy because you feel depressed or anxious and want to explore what troubles you and why. Maybe you're unhappy at work, or aren't getting along with a partner, or are grieving the loss of someone dear to you. Therapy is a safe place where you can be yourself and open up about the difficulties you're having. Together we will identify how you get in your own way and work to remove the blocks that weigh you down and keep you from achieving your goals and more contentedly living your life.
In addition to my social work training, I completed psychoanalytic training.
I imagine that you are seeking therapy because you feel depressed or anxious and want to explore what troubles you and why. Maybe you're unhappy at work, or aren't getting along with a partner, or are grieving the loss of someone dear to you. Therapy is a safe place where you can be yourself and open up about the difficulties you're having. Together we will identify how you get in your own way and work to remove the blocks that weigh you down and keep you from achieving your goals and more contentedly living your life.
(646) 798-4457 View (646) 798-4457
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Charlie Stephenson
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10036
Psychoanalytic therapy offers us the best chance at long-term, meaningful change.
People seek therapy because they are suffering. Your suffering may take the form of anxiety, depression, grief, or anger. It may stem from questions about relationships, career, sex, or gender-identity. I will not offer you a one-size-fits-all approach to any issue. Instead, I will open up a space that allows you to speak freely about your experience. I will listen intently and without judgment. Together, we will work towards a richer and more joyful life.
Psychoanalytic therapy offers us the best chance at long-term, meaningful change.
People seek therapy because they are suffering. Your suffering may take the form of anxiety, depression, grief, or anger. It may stem from questions about relationships, career, sex, or gender-identity. I will not offer you a one-size-fits-all approach to any issue. Instead, I will open up a space that allows you to speak freely about your experience. I will listen intently and without judgment. Together, we will work towards a richer and more joyful life.
(347) 429-7142 View (347) 429-7142
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Dr. Francis Novak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DPsa, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
I trained at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis and earned my Doctor of Psychoanalytic Studies degree at the Parkmore Institute.
Many are in search of a therapist because they have been feeling stuck, disempowered, or conflicted and would benefit from specialized support to gain greater psychological freedom and good health. To this end, we can explore your experience and expectations to foster insight and greater awareness of your needs. I offer a range of psychotherapeutic approaches to promote coping and make meaning out of problematic patterns, losses, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and difficulty in relationships. Unique to your needs, I offer a co-created therapeutic space to facilitate change; trust, communication, attachment, growth and healing.
I trained at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis and earned my Doctor of Psychoanalytic Studies degree at the Parkmore Institute.
Many are in search of a therapist because they have been feeling stuck, disempowered, or conflicted and would benefit from specialized support to gain greater psychological freedom and good health. To this end, we can explore your experience and expectations to foster insight and greater awareness of your needs. I offer a range of psychotherapeutic approaches to promote coping and make meaning out of problematic patterns, losses, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and difficulty in relationships. Unique to your needs, I offer a co-created therapeutic space to facilitate change; trust, communication, attachment, growth and healing.
(917) 526-0039 View (917) 526-0039
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Ayalah Shapiro Bivas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LP, FIPA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10128
The psychoanalytic method's intense frequency (4-5 times a week) brings a deeper experience and promotes significant change.
We all turn a blind eye to parts of ourselves that are too painful to experience. In an accepting, nonjudgmental environment, together we will explore the difficulties with which you are struggling, slowly recognizing the parts which you are unaware of, but which influence your experiences, the way you feel, and the way you act or react. Getting to know yourself in a deeper way can lead to a sense of truth, creativity, ownership of experiences, and life choices. I am a psychoanalyst and a psychotherapist, a member at the Contemporary Freudian Society.
The psychoanalytic method's intense frequency (4-5 times a week) brings a deeper experience and promotes significant change.
We all turn a blind eye to parts of ourselves that are too painful to experience. In an accepting, nonjudgmental environment, together we will explore the difficulties with which you are struggling, slowly recognizing the parts which you are unaware of, but which influence your experiences, the way you feel, and the way you act or react. Getting to know yourself in a deeper way can lead to a sense of truth, creativity, ownership of experiences, and life choices. I am a psychoanalyst and a psychotherapist, a member at the Contemporary Freudian Society.
(646) 576-7317 View (646) 576-7317
Jeffrey Morey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Many people experience struggles around depression, anxiety, relationship issues or lack of meaning and direction in life. These difficulties often relate to a background of patterns of thinking/feeling that interfere with our ability to live life fully. Through careful listening and discussion we will seek to understand these patterns This sets the stage for recognition and development of new patterns of living that seek engagement, recognition and embodiment. I am a licensed psychologist, Jungian analyst, co-founder and faculty member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association.
Many people experience struggles around depression, anxiety, relationship issues or lack of meaning and direction in life. These difficulties often relate to a background of patterns of thinking/feeling that interfere with our ability to live life fully. Through careful listening and discussion we will seek to understand these patterns This sets the stage for recognition and development of new patterns of living that seek engagement, recognition and embodiment. I am a licensed psychologist, Jungian analyst, co-founder and faculty member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association.
(646) 863-6445 View (646) 863-6445
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Michelle Funaioli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10014
I have two years post-graduate training with NYU's School of Medicine's Institute for Psychoanalytic Education.
All humans struggle. It is the human condition. Though, to admit, talk about, work on or through complexities is typically met with resistance. I am open, authentic and experienced. For more than 20 years I have worked with people of all ages with varying troubles. I am calm, kind and down to earth and know from experience that I can gain relief and resolution collaboratively with anyone. I am a psychodynamically trained psychotherapist, which enables me to work with any problem/s that one may be having; and without a doubt changes for the better happen daily!
I have two years post-graduate training with NYU's School of Medicine's Institute for Psychoanalytic Education.
All humans struggle. It is the human condition. Though, to admit, talk about, work on or through complexities is typically met with resistance. I am open, authentic and experienced. For more than 20 years I have worked with people of all ages with varying troubles. I am calm, kind and down to earth and know from experience that I can gain relief and resolution collaboratively with anyone. I am a psychodynamically trained psychotherapist, which enables me to work with any problem/s that one may be having; and without a doubt changes for the better happen daily!
(646) 759-1232 View (646) 759-1232
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Lilah Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New York, NY 10023
As a psychotherapist with advanced clinical training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic techniques I primarily use those modalities as a way for us to bring unconscious thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior to the surface and look at them in a new light.
My therapy style is grounded in compassion, curiosity, and connection. I deeply believe in the significance of you having a space where you can say all of your thoughts and feelings in an uncensored manner without the fear of judgment. In each session, I strive to provide that warm, accepting, and open space for you. Finding the right therapist and the right fit is extremely important. It is my belief that the relationship we build together is the cornerstone of your therapy work. You are the expert of your own experience. This means that you know yourself best.
As a psychotherapist with advanced clinical training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic techniques I primarily use those modalities as a way for us to bring unconscious thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior to the surface and look at them in a new light.
My therapy style is grounded in compassion, curiosity, and connection. I deeply believe in the significance of you having a space where you can say all of your thoughts and feelings in an uncensored manner without the fear of judgment. In each session, I strive to provide that warm, accepting, and open space for you. Finding the right therapist and the right fit is extremely important. It is my belief that the relationship we build together is the cornerstone of your therapy work. You are the expert of your own experience. This means that you know yourself best.
(347) 801-2763 View (347) 801-2763
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Rande Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
Schooled in both Eastern and Western psychology, I bring a contemplative, fluid perspective to the exploration of the human mind and the alleviation of suffering. Using a psychoanalytic, interpersonal approach, I help my clients make meaning from experience and expand their understanding of self. Together we find pathways that lead beyond old limitations and engraved patterns of behavior towards a life of greater freedom and ease. I am strong but gentle, and able to contain a great deal of distress.
Schooled in both Eastern and Western psychology, I bring a contemplative, fluid perspective to the exploration of the human mind and the alleviation of suffering. Using a psychoanalytic, interpersonal approach, I help my clients make meaning from experience and expand their understanding of self. Together we find pathways that lead beyond old limitations and engraved patterns of behavior towards a life of greater freedom and ease. I am strong but gentle, and able to contain a great deal of distress.
(646) 791-2826 View (646) 791-2826
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Lucia Imbesi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, Clin, Psyc
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE. Stuck? Worried? Depressed? Low self-esteem? Experiencing relationship problems, difficulty parenting children, work/career, phase-of-life problems such as aging parents, illness, difficulty organizing yourself; addiction to alcohol or food? Compulsions? I will tackle your most acute symptoms first, explore solutions and behavior changes to enable better choices, explore barriers to achieving life & career goals. Very importantly, self-knowledge through exploration is crucial in avoiding repetition throughout the life cycle. I am also a certified psychoanalyst and experienced in the deeper, psychoanalytic approaches. I tailor my approach to the client's needs and capabilities.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE. Stuck? Worried? Depressed? Low self-esteem? Experiencing relationship problems, difficulty parenting children, work/career, phase-of-life problems such as aging parents, illness, difficulty organizing yourself; addiction to alcohol or food? Compulsions? I will tackle your most acute symptoms first, explore solutions and behavior changes to enable better choices, explore barriers to achieving life & career goals. Very importantly, self-knowledge through exploration is crucial in avoiding repetition throughout the life cycle. I am also a certified psychoanalyst and experienced in the deeper, psychoanalytic approaches. I tailor my approach to the client's needs and capabilities.
(646) 386-2135 View (646) 386-2135
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Morty Rosenbaum
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017
Waitlist for new clients
As a psychoanalytic therapist with specialized training in personality disorders and both group and individual work, I will be a warm, active, and human partner to you in our work.
For most of us, the struggles and symptoms that bring us to therapy – anxiety, depression, patterns that keep us unfulfilled in our relationships, at work, and at home – are there for good reason. As painful as these symptoms can be, they’re often protecting us, in their overzealous and maddening way, from quieter questions or conflicts that are tucked just behind them. At its best, therapy heals not by targeting the symptom but listening to it. The result is often not only recovery from symptoms, but a deeper sense of freedom and sturdiness in oneself, and a greater capacity to connect with others.
As a psychoanalytic therapist with specialized training in personality disorders and both group and individual work, I will be a warm, active, and human partner to you in our work.
For most of us, the struggles and symptoms that bring us to therapy – anxiety, depression, patterns that keep us unfulfilled in our relationships, at work, and at home – are there for good reason. As painful as these symptoms can be, they’re often protecting us, in their overzealous and maddening way, from quieter questions or conflicts that are tucked just behind them. At its best, therapy heals not by targeting the symptom but listening to it. The result is often not only recovery from symptoms, but a deeper sense of freedom and sturdiness in oneself, and a greater capacity to connect with others.
(917) 999-0808 View (917) 999-0808
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Orna Ophir
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10012
Most of our psychological pain and misery, our inhibitions and limitations in achieving a satisfying life, are the result of primitive anxieties that we carry within ourselves since the very time we were, indeed, really helpless. The psychoanalytic encounter allows one to become wiser and assume more responsibility towards oneself and toward others one lives with, cares for or simply meets in everyday life. It is a method that concentrates on the "Here and Now" and tries to free the mind from old -- and, usually, no longer all that helpful -- ways that we use to defend ourselves from pain.
Most of our psychological pain and misery, our inhibitions and limitations in achieving a satisfying life, are the result of primitive anxieties that we carry within ourselves since the very time we were, indeed, really helpless. The psychoanalytic encounter allows one to become wiser and assume more responsibility towards oneself and toward others one lives with, cares for or simply meets in everyday life. It is a method that concentrates on the "Here and Now" and tries to free the mind from old -- and, usually, no longer all that helpful -- ways that we use to defend ourselves from pain.
(443) 393-2828 View (443) 393-2828
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Victoria Meyerhoefer
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MS, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
I have extensive postgraduate training in modern psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Deciding on a therapist can be a daunting experience. I am a psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience. I strive to provide a warm and supportive environment where you will feel accepted and comfortable to express your thoughts and feelings. From my experience this process can help to resolve obstacles to achieving many unmet goals and dreams.
I have extensive postgraduate training in modern psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Deciding on a therapist can be a daunting experience. I am a psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience. I strive to provide a warm and supportive environment where you will feel accepted and comfortable to express your thoughts and feelings. From my experience this process can help to resolve obstacles to achieving many unmet goals and dreams.
(516) 726-1386 View (516) 726-1386
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Jamie Keesling
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
My clinical work is informed by the psychoanalytic theories of Freud and Lacan, among others.
The aim of analytic work is to discover and create the conditions of possibility for transformation in life and experience. Sometimes the roots of one's difficulties are not immediately apparent. In a time when self-help gurus and social media therapists abound, ready and willing to provide generalized advice and diagnoses, I invite you to engage in the work of confronting your own way of living—one shaped by your history, society, culture, and your own actions, memories, and emotions. I pay close attention to each individual's complex and particular mode of engaging with the world, with others, and with their inner life.
My clinical work is informed by the psychoanalytic theories of Freud and Lacan, among others.
The aim of analytic work is to discover and create the conditions of possibility for transformation in life and experience. Sometimes the roots of one's difficulties are not immediately apparent. In a time when self-help gurus and social media therapists abound, ready and willing to provide generalized advice and diagnoses, I invite you to engage in the work of confronting your own way of living—one shaped by your history, society, culture, and your own actions, memories, and emotions. I pay close attention to each individual's complex and particular mode of engaging with the world, with others, and with their inner life.
(646) 718-5435 View (646) 718-5435