People seek therapy for a million different reasons or problems, or no specific reason at all, just a feeling that they can't shake, that they are stuck, empty, or unsettled. Often people have physical symptoms that cause them to feel dysregulated, overwhelmed, or to withdraw from others. Sometimes we can name these feelings anxiety or depression, but sometimes we aren't sure, or haven't even begun to articulate them. Starting therapy, or returning to therapy offers us a way to explore and begin to experience these feelings together. Only then can we begin to move through them. My job is to listen empathetically and without judgement, to help you get to know the unconscious dynamics that influence how you relate to yourself and to others. Your job is to show up for yourself.
I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming and culturally inclusive Licensed Psychoanalyst with a private practice in Manhattan’s Tribeca / City Hall area, where I welcome individual adults (ages 18+) with issues across the mental health spectrum. I completed advanced training in psychoanalysis at the Institute for Contemporary Therapy. Before becoming an analyst I earned a Ph.D. in English, an MFA in poetry, and taught literature at the college level. As a poet, I understand the creative process and often work with people engaged in creative practices.
My approach is collaborative, and I often incorporate mindfulness and a focus on the body, as well as other therapeutic modes. I am interactive and responsive, ask questions, and encourage feedback. I love the work that I do, and I would be honored to be part of your healing process.
KAREN WEISER (she/her/hers)