Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York

Nancy A. Payne, PhD, LCSW, PLLC


154 West 70th Street
Suite 10A
New York, NY 10023

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Modes of Treatment:


Age Range of Patients:


Insurance Accepted:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Out of Network

Fee Range:

$150-$200; will discuss sliding scale


Adult Children of Alcoholics Alcohol and Drug Problems Anxiety and Panic Attacks Career and Work Concerns Depression Interpersonal Issues Relationship Issues Sexual Abuse Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Health Issues

Therapeutic Modalities:

EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Stress Management: Body Work, Breathing Practice, Meditation, Yoga.

My work blends relational and attachment-oriented psychotherapeutic approaches with trauma-focused assessment and treatment, and psychoeducation for both clients and their families where appropriate. I have received EMDRIA-approved EMDR training levels 1-3. I am also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and incorporate Internal Family Systems perspectives in my work. I obtained my certification in Jungian Sand Play therapy in 2016 and am one of the few therapists in NYC who utilizes this approach to working with the unconscious.

Additional Certification or Specialized Training:

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1; Sand Play Level 1; Psychiatric Assessment;
Parenting Assessments (Parent Interview for Reflective Functioning, Atypical Maternal Behavior for Assessment and Clarification.

I have training in both psychodynamic psychotherapy and advanced trauma treatment. I work with late teens and adults of all ages who struggle with depression, anxiety, and PTSD as well as complex posttraumatic stress which may be the aftermath of early maltreatment and loss. I also assist my patients with current life transitions, relationship difficulties, and work or academic problems. In addition, I specialize in the impact of past and current interpersonal trauma and early attachment difficulties on parenting capacities, and assist my clients when these experiences interfere with being loving and supportive parents in the present.


International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation National Association of Social Workers New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Society for Social Work and Research World Association for Infant Mental Health

Personal Statement:

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience, providing individual psychotherapy for late teens and adults of all ages. I maintain a private practice in the Lincoln Center area and maintain my affiliation with the institute where I received much of my training, the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. In the past I have worked in psychiatry and was formerly an organizational psychologist, and my clients have come from very diverse backgrounds with a broad variety of needs. To help my clients with the diverse concerns and problems they bring to therapy, my work reflects attachment, trauma, and psychodynamic perspectives. I honor their conscious thoughts, perspectives, and ideas about their presenting issues and also explore feelings, symptoms, and body sensations that are less conscious, but may be clues to these problems. I have deep empathy for the people I work with and strongly believe that helping to reduce distress and exploring its underlying causes are each vital aspects of therapy. My clients often state that they appreciate my interactive style, and my use of questioning, exploration, reflection, humanity, and humor. They also recognize that I allow for quiet space and reflection to deepen our work. I keep a very open mind in my sessions, and I will ask that you do the same and use the unique therapy space to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviors from another perspective.

As your therapist, first and foremost I will respect the courage of your decision to seek therapy and create a foundation of safety, acceptance, and collaboration from which this kind of exploration can take place. Ultimately, I will strive to help you access your own unique strengths and resources, which can become obscured in times of prolonged stress or during an acute challenge. I look forward to hearing from you - feel free to call or email me. I do not charge for the initial consultation.

Office Location:

Lincoln Center Area