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 Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW, MS, ACSW
 Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW, MS, ACSW
Office Location — Upper West Side

49 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

Phone Number
(212) 666-3400


Modes of Treatment
Individual, Couples, Groups and RESOLVE Support Groups: Infertility groups for women & couples, alternative family building groups, both pre & post adoption and third party reproduction, male factor infertility and single women adopting.

Age Range of Patients

Insurance Accepted
Cigna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare

Fee Range
Sliding Scale

Anxiety, Depression, Aging & Health, Career and work issues, interpersonal and marital issues, family secrets, infertility, adoption, third party reproduction, parenting and blended families

Therapeutic Modalities
Parent consultation/ Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Psychodynamic

Additional Certification or Specialized Training
Post Graduate Adoption Training

American Society of Reproductive Medicine (MHPG);
Mental Health Professional Group;
Adoption/Foster Care Therapy Network;
American Adoption Congress;
National Association of Social Workers;
New York Society of Clinical Social Workers;
Psychworks, New York;
RESOLVE Northeast region professional member;
Women's Mental Health Consortium
Personal Statement

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. I believe that both looking at factors in an individual's past and the interaction between the client and the therapist can offer clues that foster the work.

Prior to being in full time private practice for almost 30 years I worked at an outpatient mental health clinic with adults, as well as an agency providing counseling services to senior citizens. I have specialized in the counseling and therapy of individuals dealing with infertility, adoption and third party reproduction. In addition to counseling pre and post adoptive families I have counseled birth parents and adopted persons. Many of my clients that I have worked with around family planning issues have continued in therapy focusing on personal, marital and parenting issues.

I have presented at workshops and conferences at the 92nd Street Y, at the Harvard Adoption conference and the American Adoption Conference. I have also written articles for magazines and was a featured therapist in the documentary "Adoption: We Can Do Better" in the segment "Infertility: A Complicated Loss".

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