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PTCNY — Manhattan / New York City
Letizia Adorno, LCSW
I have an open-minded, non-judgmental style and am committed to helping others explore making changes in their situations within a safe, respectful environment.

Vivian Bader, LCSW
If you have a strong interest in feeling better and enriching your life, I encourage you to begin this growth-promoting journey that helps resolve conflicts and obstacles through a deep understanding of oneself.

Hank Blumfarb, LCSW
I have been in clinical practice since 1979. I have taught and published in the field and have appeared on radio and television.

Ellen C. Cohen, Ph.D., LMHC
I have been in private practice for over thirty years following my post-graduate training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Faye Coleman, M.Ed., LCSW
My analytical training has been extensive in traditional and contemporary theory and practice.

Stewart M. Crane, LCSW, LCSW
After 32 years of experience in the private practice of psychotherapy and after many years of teaching and supervising therapists of all ages, it is clear to me that the relationship with the therapist is the most important factor in people being able to lead more fulfilling lives.

James Egen, LCSW
I have been in private practice for over thirty years following my post-graduate training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Laura Florman, LCSW, SAP
After decades of clinical practice, I have recognized that we enter into treatment for three reasons: relationships, relationships, and relationships…most significantly, the relationship we have with our selves.

Susan I. Frankel, LCSW, BCD, CGP
I have extensive experience, 30 + years as a social worker and psychotherapist; have worked in many settings, with children, adolescents and adults, all diverse populations.

Portia Franklin, LCSW
I am known to be empathic, insightful, caring and skilled and am committed to working with you to create the therapeutic experience that best matches your needs.

Wendy Freund, MSEd., LCSW
Through careful listening, I help people understand themselves, improve the quality of their lives, and feel better.

Susan Gair, LCSW
My style of work is active and collaborative. I respectfully challenge you to self-reflect on your habitual ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving, with the goal of recognizing both the positive and negative consequences on you as an individual and on your relationships.

Janet A. Geller, EdD, LCSW, BCD
I deeply believe in my heart that therapy creates the opportunity for someone in emotional pain to find a new beginning and greater happiness and contentment.

Gerald G. Gersh, LCSW, BCD
As an individual or couple's/marital specialist, I help patients learn the ironic concept of 'tolerating intimacy' and in so doing, obtain/enjoy the personal relationship you want and... deserve.

Leslie M. Goldstein, LCSW, BCD
When I think about what an individual or couple needs from a therapist, it's a listener who hears what is missing in their story - what they haven't thought of, what questions they haven't asked that will help expand their perspectives.

Judith Greenwald, MSW, LCSW
"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us" H.D. Thoreau

Judith Grosz, LCSW, DCSW
Very experienced, intuitive and caring therapist, working in a non-judgmental, holistic framework to meet your needs. I provide support for individuals and couples at all life-stages.

Robin Halpern, LCSW–R, DCSW
"I'd like to introduce you to someone you may not know very well, YOURSELF."

Mara Heiman, LCSW
My approach as a therapist is collaborative and integrative, informed by over 20 years of experience and training in psychoanalysis, family systems, and cognitive therapy.

Laura Impert, LCSW
Therapy is about listening to our patients and helping them to create meaningful narratives of their lives. This journey involves exploring new feelings, sometimes not yet articulated and digging into messy, conflictual dimensions of ourselves.

Judith R. Klein, LCSW
I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process in which the relationship between therapist and patient becomes the conduit of change.

Barbara Kass, LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years of experience helping people with a wide range of difficulties. I have also served on the faculty of the NYU School of Social Work as well as Columbia School of Social Work.

Rosemary Lavinski, LCSW
I am a seasoned international career coach and social work psychotherapist with over 35 years experience successfully counseling individuals, couples and groups in their personal and professional lives.

Brigitte E. Lifschitz, LCSW
I began my first career as a choral conductor, singer and professor of sight-singing and ear-training at Mannes College, Hunter College and SUNY Purchase. There came a time, however, when I became much more interested in helping people who had difficulty with performance anxiety and related self–esteem problems. This interest led to my decision to become a psychotherapist.

Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW, MS, ACSW
First and foremost I believe that therapy is helpful when the therapist creates an environment in which the client's feelings and thoughts can be expressed freely. The therapist's role is to be an active listener providing feedback, which will help the client understand the obstacles preventing them from reaching their potential and goals.

Lori Lynn Meader, LCSW
Psychotherapeutic work is a way of truly valuing yourself, whether you are new to this process, or have been on the road of self-discovery for quite some time. Being a therapist and offering you the space to listen and learn about yourself is an honor and a privilege.

Naomi Miller, Ph.D., LCSW
I have been helping people in my role as psychotherapist for more than thirty years. It has been both a gratifying and challenging experience.

Helen Morris, LCSW
I am known to be a caring, empathic therapist who believes that healing, growth and change are possible through a psychotherapeutic relationship that takes each person's uniqueness into consideration.

Jennifer Nolan, LCSW-R
I believe that by engaging in therapy you have the opportunity to change and improve your life. Whether you are seeking help at this time due to challenging or unexpected life circumstances, or your difficulties are more long-standing, therapy can make a big difference.

Charlotte Nugent, LCSW, CASAC, SCAC
My way of working is an eclectic style which combines family systems theory, attachment theory and something pioneered by the brilliant psychiatrist and neuro-scientist, Dr. Daniel J. Siegal at UCLA called "interpersonal neurobiology."

Nancy A. Payne, Ph.D., LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 18 years of experience, providing individual psychotherapy for late teens and adults of all ages. I maintain a private practice in the Lincoln Center area.

David W. Perkins, MSW, LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 12 years of experience providing individual psychotherapy for adults of all ages. My private practice is in Chelsea and I serve a diverse population of both men and women of varying sexualities including heterosexual and the LGBTQ community.

Susan Pinco, MSSW, Ph.D, BCD, CCR
Over the past 20+ years, I have had the honor of working with people from many continents and all walks of life. These individuals, whether alone or in groups, never cease to humble and amaze me with their courage and willingness to engage in the process of healing.

Michael Portelli, LCSW-R
During the initial session, many of my patients express similar problematic issues: "Why am I so angry all the time? Why did I react that way when that person said that? Why am I being treated this way? Did I do something to encourage this treatment? I can't seem to keep a healthy relationship going. I don't understand myself and why I keep repeating the same mistakes!

Isabel Saez, LCSW
I have come to therapy by way of a passion for people and the infinite ways we all struggle with relationships, conflicts and life's dilemmas. Each of us striving to do and be the best we can be alongside our unique cluster of strengths and weaknesses.

Michelle Schaffner, LCSW-R
Have you been feeling overwhelmed or discouraged? Are you looking for a safe space to explore solutions? I can help you.

Judy Segal, LCSW
I know that you have given some real thought and consideration to your decision to begin therapy. I'm so glad. What could be more important than knowing what motivates you along with deepening your relationships?

Ellen Shapiro, LCSW-R
I have been a therapist for thirty years. In my work, I try to create a climate of safety and trust. I am an active therapist, who tries to shape the treatment to the particular needs of the patient.

Judy Silberstein, LCSW-R
Life presents all of us with challenging transitions and stresses. You may be experiencing "normal" life stress such as finishing college, deciding to live together or get married, making a career change, having a child, or deciding whether to stay in a relationship or trying to have a relationship!

Aaron Skinner-Spain, LCSW-R, CTP
We firmly believe that change is possible and that we as human beings grow in relationships where an empathic and attuned other bears witness to our struggles. You are not alone. Lets take the next step together.

Marilyn Sulzbacker, LCSW, DCSW, BCD, CGP
Seeking someone who is capable, highly educated,and trained in specialized techniques,to help you get "unstuck" from your entrenched negative beliefs, feelings and behavior, get in touch with me. You will find a safe space, where all aspects of your being are welcome - a space to grow your compassion, curiosity, understanding and humor. We will aim for your empowerment and freedom to make adaptive choices.

Ellen C. Weber, LCSW, DCSW, BCD
I provide support, empathy and understanding in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance of your unique story. Each of our stories are both universal and unique as we deal with the struggles of the human condition that we all share.

Judith Zorfas, LCSW
Psychotherapy is a journey of self-discovery and growth. Each person has his or her unique history and life situation. Together, we will look at you in your life in order to figure out what keeps you from fulfillment.

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