121 W 82nd St, Ste 2 B New York, NY10024 United States
Philosophy or Treatment Model
My treatment approach is psychodynamic, informed by the newer models of psychoanalytic thinking and interpersonal neurobiology. I am certified as a group psychotherapist by the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) and certified in CBT for eating disorders. I am also trained in the experiential modalities of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (somatic work), and Contemplative Mindfulness practices. My focus is individual and group psychotherapy.
My private practice is located in a professional brownstone on the Upper West Side, NYC. My specialization is in treating dysregulated eating, eating disorders, the stress of a diabetes diagnosis, and body image issues. Bright clients, college age and beyond, aspiring the best in life are well suited to my work, i.e. the emotional and somatic interplay of dysregulated eating with their deepest and hidden emotions. My specialization is in attachment trauma - the affects of early childhood familial issues and how this plays out in one's self perception and relationship with food.
I am an Associate Clinical Professor, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC. I have been the Sr. Psychotherapy Consultant to the various clinical entities and NIH funded studies of the New York Obesity Research Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in affiliation with Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College for over three decades; and am Consultant to the Center for Sleep Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center: I am on the Board of Directors, International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists; Chair of the Standards and Review Committee. American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA); Editorial Board, American Journal of Psychotherapy and Group: the Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society.
Honors, Awards and Extra
Elected, Distinguished Practitioner, American Academies of Practice (NAP) (Fran Weiss, LCSW-R,BCD,DCSW,CGP,DPNAP)I run two time limited groups: "The Next Step: Moving On from Bulimanorexia". This group is for those in recovery who want to move on to the "next step" — beginning to live a life where your eating disorder no longer defines you. The goal is to gain a more comfortable relationship with yourself, with others, and with food. "Weight Matters: The Body Image Transformation Experience BITE®". This is a unique 6 month group experience integrating talk therapy with sensorimotor (somatic-body) work without the use of touch. The Workshop integrates questions of “Why can’t I regulate my impulses and change my eating and negative thoughts about myself, ” with experiential regulatory techniques which move people to learn how to self sooth and gain mastery of their “call to food”.As Faculty of a major teaching hospital in NYC, I have direct access to developing treatment teams which is my forte. Sometimes it takes a village to move beyond an eating disorder. I can help you accomplish this.