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As a psychologist I recognize the ambivalent feelings clients experience when choosing to come to therapy, as a fellow human being, I respect the time and effort it takes to commit to working on one’s self.

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I make every effort to respond immediately or within the same day.

NYC therapist Dr Maria Shifrin

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An intentional focus on psychological well-being is the best investment we can make in our lives and relationships.

NYC therapist

Background

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Manhattan.

- As our world rapidly expands, the demands on us as individuals to grow with it will only continue to increase. So many people are now experiencing pressure to succeed financially or professionally while also cultivating a successful social or family life. There are cultural expectations to keep the forward momentum going. Work-life balance is arbitrarily defined in most workplaces and people today are struggling for some peace, calm and greater purpose in their lives. Simultaneously, glass ceilings are being shattered and momentous social changes are happening and yet, so many men and women complain of feeling undervalued and unseen. There has been an overall sense of disappointment and disenfranchisement, especially here in NYC. I see my role as a clinical psychologist as vital in helping people achieve a greater sense of purpose and connection.

An intentional focus on psychological well-being and improved mental health is the best investment we can make in our lives and relationships. Therapy offers more than just a space to vent – we work together to help facilitate an awareness of your own fears, passions and prejudices so you can then make balanced and informed choices in every aspect of your life. I aim to create a non-judgmental, open space where you can explore your authentic self while learning how to work through any psychological inertia – or the feeling of “being stuck.” I approach my work with both a sensitivity to the individual or couples’ experience, as well as an understanding of the influential roles that family, society and culture play."

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Individual & Couples Psychologist
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330 WEST 58TH STREET . SUITE 207 . NEW YORK, NY . 10019

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