Compassionate psychotherapy to ignite healing, creativity, and depth of connection

Let’s take things to the next level!

You’ve been suffering for quite some time. And, quite frankly, you’re sick of it and you’re ready to grow!

My name is Dr. Anat and I’d like you to invite you to my NYC psychotherapy office located by Union Square or tele-therapy portal for a different kind of conversation.

I work with two types of clients, offering both therapy and coaching:

Individual Therapy for young adults and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, overeating, difficulty establishing a career or a romantic partnership, challenging life experiences, a break up, relationship conflict, or past trauma.

Parent Coaching for parents who have lost a sense of joy and meaning in parenting who are struggling with their child’s behavior: bed time, eating, separation, potty training, homework, and many other behavioral challenges.

Here are a few things you can expect:

  • A judgement free zone, where you can bring up anything! Everything you’ve ever been frightened to bring up before is more than welcome here. In fact, it’s talking about the most difficult topics that leads to transformation.
  • A new kind of conversation– a whole new way of relating to another person and to yourself. This will NOT be your usual conversation, where we chit chat and fill the room with words to avoid awkward pauses. Instead, I will deliberately guide you to your core feelings (anger, sadness, joy, pride, disgust, fear, love) and teach you how some of your mental loops are actually distractions from what really needs to be looked at.
  • An exploration of different channels of experience. Imagine our sessions are your canvas, your song, your poem. The raw materials we use for your creation are your feelings, bodily sensations, movements, dreams, images, sounds, and music. Each person responds differently to these raw materials, and we will find the ones that work best for you.
  • An initiation into a self-compassionate life. Self compassion is the foundation upon which your self-transformation occurs-it is the dry wood you need on an ongoing basis to work through past and present life challenges. The way you treat yourself, the way you speak to yourself will necessarily change. Self-compassion is NOT letting yourself off the hook. Join me to find out more.
  • Access to an inner world of different parts of self, with which we will communicate. The therapeutic dialogue draws us into communion with different parts of self, some that are in conflict with each other, and some that are stuck in traumatic moments from the past. We will travel to that imaginary space and begin to change the way in which these parts communicate and the way in which you narrate your own story.

Compassionate & Professional

I care about you, your family, and your story. You can trust that I will treat you with respect, dignity and compassion in every interaction, while maintaining the highest standards for integrity and ethics.

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About Anat Ben-Zvi, Ph.D.

My style is interactive- I respond to you with my whole being,working to offer you a new experience of interaction that is meaningful and fully accepting of all of you.

I draw on empirically validated tools such as CBT, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and mindfulness-based therapies, applying them within a psychodynamic frame as well as Jungian lens.

For parenting coaching, I creatively apply Hand in Hand Parenting tools,while relying on my knowledge of child psychology and and attachment styles, the parent child relationship, and the way one’s childhood affects parenting.

Finally, I also bring my experience in both meditation and the arts (music and painting) to my clinical work to deepen both creative and emotional expression”. For a fuller description of these different styles of therapy (AEDP, CBT, DBT, etc.), go to the therapy page.