Philip Bender

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
9 Endorsed
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Philip Bender

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
9 Endorsed

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New York, NY 10003
(347) 395-4315
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Philip Bender is not currently accepting new clients.

About

I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing therapy for young adults, millennials, and creative professionals of all kinds. I am very experienced in treating mood and anxiety disorders and also help clients with grief, early losses, relationships, men's issues, overcoming toxic family environments, and coping with existential anxiety. Empathy, compassion, and humor are the foundations of my therapeutic style. NOTE: I'm currently all-virtual due to COVID-19, but in the future will return to in-person practice in Union Square/Flatiron.
There are many different "schools" of psychotherapy, but I believe the best approach is an adaptable one. I integrate elements of psychodynamic/relational, cognitive-behavioral, & humanistic therapies to suit your particular goals. I can help you improve coping skills, gain insight about your emotional and relationship struggles, and build self-compassion.
COVID-19 has disrupted all our lives, and shown how little we can take for granted. Talking helps! You can email me to schedule a free consultation. I accept several insurances & can help you with paperwork for out-of-network claims to other payers. Please note, I don't provide evaluations or letters for Emotional Support Animals.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • License: New York / 023128
  • School: Adelphi University
  • Year Graduated: 2017

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 35SI00634500 New Jersey
  • Certificate: International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists / 68168
  • Certificate Date: 2021

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Philip Bender's Groups

Interpersonal Process Group for Millennials

For adults in their 20s-30s. The group is place for you to work through emotional challenges & barriers to personal intimacy. Most if not all people who seek therapy are not fully satisfied with their relationships. A group is a safe space to build trust, experiment & take risks with peers, and is by far the best way to change longstanding patterns of behavior. That can mean social anxiety, difficulty being assertive, emotional detachment, intimacy fears, or dominating your relationships. The group is currently meeting virtually due to COVID-19. Please contact me to learn more!

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Interpersonal Process Group for Adults

A group is a safe space to build trust, experiment & take risks with peers, and is by far the best way to change longstanding behaviors. That can mean social anxiety, difficulty being assertive, emotional detachment, intimacy fears, or dominating your relationships. The advantage of a group setting is it allows me, the therapist, to see how you relate to people firsthand and work with you on making changes. This group will meet virtually due to COVID-19, with a goal to move to in-person once it seems safe to do so.

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Location

New York, NY 10003
(347) 395-4315
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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Creative/Artistic Struggles, Performance Anxiety
  • Existential Issues, Climate Change Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022
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Philip Bender

Psychologist, PhD