Therapy offers the opportunity to create long-lasting change by focusing on not only symptoms but deep-seated patterns and experiences. Often times these patterns may have helped you survive, but now keep you feeling stuck. I am committed to working with adults and couples across the mental health spectrum with a relational psychoanalytic approach. This means that I both listen very carefully and engage with you to discover your conscious and unconscious patterns of relating with others and with yourself. My approach shifts with each person or couple, so that we determine together what approach works for you.
I am an LGBTQI+ affirming and inclusive licensed psychoanalyst in full-time private practice. Previously, I taught literature and contemporary poetry at the college level for many years before changing career and completing my studies in advanced psychoanalytic training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City. My experience as a poet bears on my work, in that I find therapy to be a way of making meaning together of the things that we might know on some level but can't think or feel. We need new narratives and new ways of understanding and feeling who we are and what has happened to us in order to create change.
I work in-person from my private office located near City Hall Park in downtown Manhattan, and remotely via HIPAA-compliant zoom and/or phone. I offer consultations to determine if we are a good fit. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (646) 481-5705.
KAREN WEISER (she/her/hers)