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 a New York-state 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 the process of therapy is also a kind of creative engagement with the parts of yourself you know but can't think, what psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas calls the "unthought known."
Currently I am working both in-person and remotely from my private office located near City Hall Park in downtown Manhattan. I offer consultations to determine if we are a good fit. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (646) 481-5705. I look forward to hearing from you!
KAREN WEISER (she/her/hers)