Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt, Psychologist in New York
I have found that the most efficient avenue to life progress can be the connection between the psychotherapist and the client. Such connection promotes an evolving internal connection with one's most true passions,and offers the company of another in facing fears. I would help you to deal with conflicts that block your motivation and passion and help you open to new ways of engaging with your inner resources, and with the significant people in your life. In order to this I address any blocks & resistances that interfere with deep and authentic feeling contact.
Once the avenues to deep feeling contact are open I am more receptive than active allowing you the experience of just being, with memory fantasy and thought emerging along with the feeling state of the momment.
I practice individual group and couples therapy. I work with trauma, anger, and fear. I am acutely sensitive to all ranges of feeling, and to the critical need for all those who have difficulty sustaining work and love to surrender to facing the pain of grief from past losses and disappointments.
Call or Email Susan Kavaler-Adler for a free phone consultation now - (646) 351-1857


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Derner Institute, Adelphi University
  • Year Graduated: 1974
  • License No. and State: 004739 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Medicare
  • Only out-of-network insurance (except Medicare)
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: ABPP National Registry / 5596
  • Certificate Date: 2002

Susan Kavaler-Adler's Groups

Monthly Intensive Therapy, Support and Mourning Gr

The focus of this group is the 'letting go of the old and opening up to the new' so that group members can make progress in their lives while they find the meaning of repetitions in their livees that hold them up.

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Group Supervision - in-person

This group deals with the supervision of all kinds of psychotherapy cases,looks at objective and subjective forms of countertransference, and employs role-playing to help members get insidet the skin of their patients. Dr. Kavaler-Adler will role-play and teach theory of psychopathology, therapy process, and development, with the group members giving their feedback and insights. Dr. Kavaler-Adler has practiced for 34 years and has done supervision, both individually and in group, for 25 years. She has training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy supervision from Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, and has a journal article on "The Supervisor as an Internal Object."

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Group Supervision - virtual

This is a peer/group supervision offered for those practitioners who practice in remote locations. The group meets through secure on-line server (go-to-meetings), with minimal requirements for technical knowledge or/and computer capabilities.

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  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality, Mourning, C
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Object Relations
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2016
Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt, Psychologist in New York

Susan Kavaler-Adler

Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt