Counselor / Therapist in New York, NY

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Beverly Amsel, Ph.D.

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Experienced, Empathic Psychotherapist
I have been a psychotherapist in private practice for over 25 years. I work with individuals and couples and specialize in a wide range of treatment issues including, anxiety, depression, relationship and marriage problems. I have a particular interest in working with people who have concerns regarding intimacy and problems developing long-term relationships, separation anxiety, parenting, creative blocks, empty nest syndrome, chronic pain and family and work conflicts. I work with many young adults who struggle with transitioning into adulthood and finding their own voices.

Although the idea of starting therapy can be scary, it can also be exciting. Therapy is a process of discovery about you which can help you create the life and relationships that really work. It is a process where I help you to talk and learn about your thoughts and feelings. As we focus on the issues you bring to therapy, our talks will affect the ways in which you relate to the world and the impact the world has on you.

My clinical approach is not based on one particular theory. I don’t see what I do as “one size fits all.” As I get to know you, the theoretical approach or approaches I take will evolve from our work together. I recognize and respect how different we all are. This means I make a particular effort to work without judgment.

I am available for sessions in my office or on the phone.
I became a Psychotherapist as a natural progression of my interests as a Sociologist. As a Sociologist, my specialty was the Sociology of Medicine. At Mount Sinai School of Medicine I taught interns about the doctor-patient relationship. This was one of my most rewarding responsibilities, since it was about training doctors to communicate with their patients as human beings, not as diagnostic categories. When I got my Ph.D., I began my teaching career at Adelphi University where I specialized in teaching courses in the Sociology of Mental Illness and the Sociology of Death Grief and Bereavement (among others). Many of my students were in the nursing program and I began to realize I felt most rewarded when I believed my teaching would impact people’s lives. I loved watching my students make the connection between what we talked about in class and their own feelings about death and loss. Especially for the nursing students, who dealt with death so frequently, the course seemed to help them face their own fears and help their patients as well. Soon, I realized that while I liked being a sociologist, what I liked best was teaching and the experience of making a difference in people’s lives. Sociology was great for understanding and researching and providing data, but it wasn’t what I wanted to be doing. That is when I decided to change fields and study to become a Psychotherapist. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. Now, I have the best of both worlds. I am teaching candidates at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center to become therapists and I am helping patients in my private practice to develop the lives they desire.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Men's Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Chronic Illness  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Group Therapy
 Licensed Psychoanalyst (State)
Ph. D, in Sociology
Cerification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center
National Assn for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
Payments Accepted
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License:000141 NY
165 West End Avenue, #1E
New YorkNY 10023
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