The Psychotherapy &
Training Collective of
New York
Our Therapists In Brief

Letizia Adorno, LCSW
Upper West Side

letty_adorno@yahoo.com

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
Upper West Side

Vbader831@aol.com

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.

Allen Bergson, LCSW
Upper West Side

allenbergson@gmail.com

Perhaps I can best introduce myself by mentioning the elements of change and constancy in my work as a psychotherapist from the beginning of my practice in 1979 until the present.

Hank Blumfarb, LCSW
Upper West Side

selfcarematters@verizon.net

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

Mary Anne Cohen, LCSW, BCD
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Macohen490@aol.com

I am Director of The New York Center for Eating Disorders and specialize in the treatment of binge eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia, chronic dieting, body image dysmorphia, and mood disorders.

Faye Coleman, M.Ed., LCSW
Upper West Side

colefaye@gmail.com

My analytical training has been extensive in traditional and contemporary theory and practice. I count my experiences as a world traveler and my deep appreciation of the arts and of nature, as valuable dimensions to my work with patients.

Stewart M. Crane, LCSW
Midtown and Westchester County

StewartMCrane@gmail.com

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
Upper West Side

egen@mindspring.com

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
Financial District

LauraFlorman.LCSW@gmail.com

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
Upper West Side

SusanIF@verizon.net

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
Chelsea/Flatiron

portiafranklin215@gmail.com>

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
East Village

wendyfreund@gmail.com

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

Susan Gair, LCSW
Upper West Side

sgairlcsw37@gmail.com

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
Flatiron District

docgeller@gmail.com

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
Union Square

geraldgersh@optimum.net

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
Upper West Side

lgoldstein180@gmail.com

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
Upper West Side

judygpsych@aol.com

"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us" H.D. Thoreau

Judith Gringorten, LCSW, DCSW
Union Square, Rockland County

judithgringorten@gmail.com

I am a seasoned clinician with a wide variety of advanced training and experience.

Judith Grosz, LCSW, DCSW
Upper Easy Side, Fort Lee, NY

judithgrosz@verizon.net

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, DCSW
Upper West Side

robinhalpern@gmail.com

"I'd like to introduce you to someone you may not know very well, YOURSELF."

Mara Heiman, LCSW
Upper West Side

maraheiman18@gmail.com

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
Upper West Side

lauraimpert@gmail.com

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.

Linda Kane, LCSW
Midtown, Downtown Brooklyn

lskcsw@gmail.com

I begin each therapy by trying to understand where the client is and what he or she is needing help with. My thinking is informed by over 20 years of experience in individual, family and couples' therapy.

Judith R. Klein, LCSW
West Village, Delray Beach, Florida

JKleinLCSW@gmail.com

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

Rosemary Lavinski, LCSW
Park Slope; Greenwich Village

RoseLavinski@earthlink.net

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.

Jonathan Legum, LCSW
Upper West Side

jonathan.legum@gmail.com

I believe in the individual's unique experience. Psychological theories can help us understand ourselves up to a certain point, but ultimately we have to write our own story.

Stuart J. Levinson, JD, LCSW, P.C.
Midtown East

LevLevII@aol.com

I have over 16 years of psychotherapeutic experience treating patients with anxiety issues, depression issues, O-CD issues, stage of life issues, stress reduction issues, marital/relationship issues, behavioral issues, mood disorders, career issues, criminal/civil court issues, self-esteem issues, anger management issues, adult ADHD, sexual identity issues, attachment issues, self-harm issues, and Bipolar Disorder.

Suzy Lieber, LCSW-R
Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights

suzylieber@aol.com

As a seasoned, compassionate psychotherapist with an integrative approach, I draw from psychoanalytic, behavioral, and experiential methods to address your unique needs.

Brigitte E. Lifschitz, LCSW
Upper West Side, East Village

bellcsw@earthlink.net
www.ericksonianhypnosisny.com

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
Upper West Side

phyllow@gmail.com

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
Midtown Manhattan

lorilynnmeader@gmail.com

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.

Benjamin Meyer, LCSW
Midtown and Upper East Side

Website:
www.benjaminmeyerlcsw.com

I became interested in psychotherapy following experiences working with victims of political violence in Chile and El Salvador, during which time I listened to some of the most painful stories of torture and oppression. I have never stopped listening. Languages: English and Spanish.

Naomi Miller, Ph.D., LCSW
Upper West Side

naomiller4@gmail.com

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
Upper West Side

Helenmb1@rcn.com

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
Union Square area

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
Upper West Side, Inwood

charlottenugent42@gmail.com

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, MA, LCSW
Midtown West

Nancy.payne@nyu.edu

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 12 years of experience, providing individual psychotherapy for late teens and adults of all ages. I maintain a private practice in Midtown and also see patients at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

David W. Perkins, MSW, LCSW
Chelsea neighborhood

psychotherapistny@gmail.com

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
Upper West Side

susanpinco@coherentself.com

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
Union Square

mjportelli@yahoo.com

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
Flatiron District, Union Square

isabelsaez@yahoo.com

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
Upper West Side

mschaffnerlcsw@gmail.com

Have you been feeling overwhelmed or discouraged? Are you looking for a safe space to explore solutions? I can help you.

Jeremy Schwartz, LCSW
Park Slope and Prospect Heights

jeremy@parkslopetherapy.net

Welcome! You're now one step closer to receiving quality help for the problems getting in your way.

Judy Segal, LCSW
Union Square, Columbus Circle

cuzinpower@gmail.com

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
Upper West Side

esp607@aol.com

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
Union Square, Greenwich Village

judysilb@gmail.com

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!

Soledad Soriano-Kaplan, LMHC, CRC, RYT, CAT
Nyack, NY

soledadwellness@gmail.com

I am a licensed mental heath counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor. I have been in the field of mental health as a counselor and therapist for the past 28 years. I speak English and Spanish.

Marilyn Sulzbacker, LCSW, DCSW, BCD, CGP
Upper West Side

marsulz@aol.com

For over 35 years, I have been a clinician who has worked in a community mental health center, been an educator, and is currently in private practice. I have had training in many therapeutic modalities; therefore, I can tailor treatment to best serve your personal needs.

Ellen C. Weber, LCSW, DCSW, BCD
Midtown Manhattan, White Plains

Ellweb300@aol.com

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 S. Zorfas, LCSW
Upper West Side

judyzorfas@earthlink.net

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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