High-quality psychotherapy and psychoanalysis now offered online and in- person

Commitment to Quality

The IPTAR Clinical Center has been recognized by the American Psychoanalytic Association as one of the finest community mental health centers in the United States.

The IPTAR Clinical Center (ICC) has served the New York City metropolitan area since 1993 and remains committed to offering high-quality, affordable psychological treatment.

As analysts, we are interested in the way that cultural forces affect the psyche.  We are LGBTQ affirmative. We work with both children and adults, and have therapists who specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, medical concerns, eating disorders, learning difficulties, attentional problems, and relationship issues, in addition to a range of psychiatric issues.

Functioning as a component of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) it has an absolute charter from the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education, and is a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA).

IPTAR Clinical Center

Getting Started

APPOINTMENTS

Please call (212) 410-0821 for an appointment. Our Intake Coordinator will return your call within 48 hours.

After speaking with the ICC Intake Coordinator, the next step for prospective patients is to meet with one of our intake specialists. Following the intake, individual needs are carefully considered in matching each person with a therapist.

INSURANCE

We are an in-network provider for Beacon Health Options Commercial Non-HMO, GHI, HIP, New York State Empire Plan, and Emblem Health insurance plans.

 As a first-time patient, you will fill out an intake packet for us to verify your insurance information. Most in-network plans have a copay of under $25 per session. Please be advised, IPTAR cannot accept patients with Medicaid.

The ICC offers reduced fee psychoanalysis.

If your insurance plan is not accepted, our self-pay option offers lower fees than those charged by private therapists. The fee for the intake (initial appointment) is $75. A patient’s fee is based on their particular financial circumstances and treatment needs.

 

Please note: IPTAR cannot accept patients with Medicaid plans. 

Our Therapists

ICC therapists are a diverse and highly skilled group with varied experience and areas of expertise.

In addition to graduate-level training, all therapists have completed or are deeply engaged in advanced post-graduate training at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). They have backgrounds in psychiatry, psychology, and social work, or have degrees in other fields and are pursuing the New York State license in psychoanalysis. Our externs come from graduate programs in psychology or social work. Patients are seen at our UES facility. The ICC has therapists who provide treatment in many languages including: English, Korean, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian, German, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Malay, Mandarin, Serbo-Croatian languages, and Yiddish.

The therapist’s work with patients is supervised by experienced clinicians who are psychoanalysts with extensive teaching, supervisory, and/or clinical experience.

IPTAR Members Directory

If you are interested in therapy with an IPTAR member or fellow, feel free to search the directory below. Fees are arranged privately with these therapists and can range upwards of $150/ session.

Our Highlights

  • Award-winning, Affordable, High-Quality Care
  • Individual Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
  • Adult, Adolescent & Child Treatment
  • Individualized and intensive treatment for anxiety; depression; low self-esteem; feeling inhibited; adjustment problems; life transitions; problems at work or school; relationship problems; sadness, grief and loss; worries and preoccupations; feeling uncomfortable with oneself; problems expressing feelings
  • Treatment available in Croatian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Yiddish
  • Sensitive to Cultural and Religious Differences
  • LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy

Frequent Asked Questions

Both psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis involve a unique setting, circumstance, and partnership through which remarkable personal development and lasting change are possible. Self-awareness can flourish; psychic pain and conflict can be reduced; coping, decision-making, and interpersonal skills can grow flexible and strong. And crucially, through psychoanalysis or psychotherapy, a person can develop the capacity to achieve far greater satisfaction and pleasure from work, love, and play.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis take as a basic premise that there is something to be gained from talking regularly with someone whose perspective, training, skills, and experience allow for a kind of listening and understanding not typically available in everyday life.

The work of this kind of therapy involves exploring and understanding ways we have of thinking and feeling, beliefs/fantasies/fears we aren’t even aware of having, and ways of relating to others, all of which can often be at the root of repetitive difficulties.

By understanding oneself in this manner and in the context of the relationship with the therapist/analyst, it is possible to work through a wide variety of specific problems and personal concerns, to gain more satisfaction out of life, and to get relief from emotional pain and troubling symptoms. Issues that might get tackled include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship problems, self-esteem deficits, career issues, sexual difficulties, eating disorders, or identity questions.

While psychoanalysis and psychotherapy are very much concerned with the present, they also concern themselves with the ways in which current events, interactions, and perceptions are shaped and influenced by past experiences and early relationships. In the pursuit of a greater understanding of a person’s life and mind, everything – feelings, beliefs, memories, dreams, even seemingly irrelevant passing thoughts, and especially the relationship that develops between therapist and patient – is considered worthy of a shared curiosity.

The therapist or analyst is an involved partner in psychoanalytically-oriented treatments, helping to foster a safe, supportive environment that will enable authentic, open self-exploration for the person seeking help. Over time, the relationship that forms between them becomes a means for understanding the symptoms and conflicts and ways of behaving and relating that have become problematic. Psychoanalytic therapists will spend a lot of their time listening but are engaged and interactive, not silent and withdrawn as they are in the popular imagination.

Deciding on which mode of treatment would be best is a part of a process of mutual decision-making between the person and the therapist. Psychoanalysis is the more intensive form of treatment. Sessions take place three, four, or five times a week, rather than once or twice weekly as they do in psychotherapy. The situation differs, as well, in that while psychotherapy usually is conducted sitting face-to-face, the analytic patient generally lies on a couch with the analyst sitting in a chair outside the patient’s line of vision. This is often a freeing experience for the patient who can then turn his or her attention more fully inward and speak more comfortably about all that comes to mind.

Psychoanalysis is most helpful when problems seem to be repetitive, outside of conscious control and understanding, and rooted in self-defeating patterns and negative ways of feeling, thinking, and behaving in relationship to oneself and others. Psychoanalysis is often the treatment of choice for those who have had unsuccessful attempts with briefer, less intensive therapies as well as for those who, having begun with therapy, feel the need or desire to deepen the work. It is sometimes the case that more frequent sessions make a person feel more supported, better understood, and freer to reveal their most troubling thoughts.

Both therapeutic endeavors, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, involve a unique setting, circumstance, and partnership through which remarkable personal development and lasting change are possible. Self-awareness can flourish; psychic pain and conflict can be reduced; coping, decision-making, and interpersonal skills can grow flexible and strong. And crucially, through psychoanalysis or psychotherapy, a person can develop the capacity to achieve far greater satisfaction and pleasure in all areas of their life.

More about IPTAR Clinical Center

Contact Us

Open Mon – Fri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST)

+1 (212) 410-0821

All calls are returned within 48- 72 hours

Therapy at the IPTAR Clinical Center is held at: 1651 Third Avenue (between 92nd and 93rd Streets), Suite 205. New York, NY 10128 or in the private offices of our therapists located throughout the city