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Psychoanalysis + Psychotherapy

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

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.
+1 (212) 410-0821

For more information or to make an appointment:

Call the ICC access line. All calls are returned within 24 hours.
+1 (212) 410-0821

In psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, patients work toward resolving their struggles and improving their relationships and work lives. By exploring underlying conflicts and ways of relating that are at the root of their problems, patients gain insight and change becomes possible.

The therapist is an involved partner, helping to foster a safe, supportive environment and enabling authentic, open self-exploration. The relationship that forms between them is used as a means of understanding habitual ways of behaving and relating. Over time, patients learn to cope with difficult feelings and develop new ways of thinking.

The frequency of sessions is decided upon jointly by patient and therapist. Some patients begin treatment at once a week (psychotherapy), other patients prefer to work more intensely, two to three times per week, on specific problems, long standing difficulties in relationships and / or on personality traits (psychoanalytic psychotherapy). Other patients choose to work at a frequency of three to five times per week with the goal of closely investigating the interaction of one’s behavior with both conscious and unconscious elements of the mind (psychoanalysis). Psychoanalysis allows for a deeper understanding of how everyday thoughts, feelings and interactions are heavily influenced by early childhood experiences. Once treatment is started, patients can discuss their needs and circumstances with their therapist and determine what frequency works best.


© Richard Lasky 2007
The IPTAR Clinical Center provides services and guidance to parents seeking help for their children and adolescents. Our clinicians are mental health professionals specializing in play therapy, working with parents and adolescent psychotherapy. Behavioral problems, learning issues, anxiety and depression are among the reasons treatment may be sought, as well as toilet training concerns, eating and sleep difficulties in younger children. Depending on the needs of each child, we also work with families and consult with teachers and other significant people in the child’s life.


© Richard Lasky 2007

The IPTAR On-Site School Program provides onsite psycho-therapeutic services at a New York City public elementary school and at two middle schools for intellectually gifted students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2013, the school program was awarded the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Educational Achievement Award, which honors outstanding psychoanalytically informed work with educators and schools.

For more information about this program, click here.


© Richard Lasky 2007

The IPTAR Asylum Seekers Program is a collaborative effort of the IPTAR Clinical Center and the Human Rights Clinic of Health Right International (formerly known as Doctors of the World). The project was established in May, 2007 to provide individual dynamic psychotherapy to people in the process of seeking asylum in the United States because in their own countries they were under the threat, or have been the victims, of torture, genocidal violence, ethnic, political, religious or racial persecution, or discrimination. Asylum seekers are treated pro bono, at least until they are granted asylum and have found work sufficient to support the cost of their treatment.


© Richard Lasky 2007

The ICC is involved in ongoing research on the effectiveness of the psychotherapy provided by its clinicians. Results have been published in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA, 1999), and several doctoral dissertations and national presentations have utilized this data


© Richard Lasky 2007

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 either in therapists’ private offices or at one of our two office locations. The ICC has therapists who are fluent in Korean, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian, German, Dutch, Greek, Italian, and Serbo-Croatian languages.

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

Click here for IPTAR’s psychotherapy and psychoanalyst FAQ.


Sessions are held in private offices throughout New York City, and at our clinical center:

1651 Third Avenue (between 92nd and 93rd Streets)
Suite 205
New York, NY 10128