Our therapists

Please read the detailed descriptions of our therapists and contact directly the therapist whose training and specialties appeal most to you.

Mindy R. Schiffman, PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Sex Therapist
15 East 11th Street Suite 1L
New York City, NY 10003
(917) 383-2803

In my 35 years in practice, I have found that most clients need a combination of support, insight, and challenging interactions to help them grow and manage the struggles they face. I work with individuals and couples on the most intimate aspects of their lives, including their sexuality, relationships, and life and death issues. My style is interactive, and employs uncovering family of origin dynamics, but also more practical, cognitive and behavioral methods to help make changes more quickly.

My specialty is in all aspects of loss, as reflected in relationship and family conflicts, sexual concerns and difficulties, and the emotional impact of medical illness, infertility, bereavement, and LGBTQ issues. My private practice is in Greenwich Village. I also provide videoconferencing for patients who are unable to come to the office.

I am a Clinical Psychologist and Sex Therapist. Even before completing my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, I volunteered at GMHC during the height of the AIDS epidemic. I completed post-doctoral training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in psycho-oncology, and in Human Sexuality at Cornell Medical Center. I am currently affiliated with NYU Medical Center in the fertility center and supervise at the Human Sexuality Program.

Susan Eisenberg, LCSW

licensed clinical social worker & certified Imago Relationship Therapist
110-21 73rd Road, Forest Hills, NY 11375
138 W 25th St New York, NY 10001
(917) 294-1446

I work warmly and compassionately with individuals and couples, listening attentively and responding to your specific needs. Emotional safety and respect are key in my work as I help clients find relief from anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, transitions and difficult life circumstances.
As a trained Imago Relationship therapist I bring my knowledge and understanding of relationships to my work with both individuals and couples. I work flexibly with each individual and couple according to specific needs.
Other area of expertise include addiction and recovery, adoption, codependency, spirituality and parenting.

I love working with LGBT clients as this is my community and it is a pleasure to work openly with those seeking a therapist who may better understand their needs. I am in-network with Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Aetna. I also accept Medicare.
If you have out of network coverage I am reimbursable under the specific terms of your coverage. Though I do not do low fee psychotherapy I will work with a sliding scale if needed.

My offices are located in Forest Hills, Queens, near the E and F trains, and in Chelsea, Manhattan.
I can be reached at 917-294-1446. If you call please let me know some possible good times to reach you.
I can be reached by email at susanelcsw@yahoo.com
Feel free to visit my website at http://www.queenscouplestherapy.com

Bethany Parr Tronsky, LCSW

138 West 25th St
Ste. 801-A5
New York, NY. 10001
(917) 318-7443 bethanytronsky.lcsw@gmail.com

I operate from the belief that what people need most in order to heal is a place in which to be listened to with compassion and a desire to understand. I strive to be worthy of the trust my clients place in me.

I began my career in outpatient treatment centers in the 90’s and so have a grounding in cognitive-behavioral therapy. While there I gained an understanding of issues surrounding substance abuse and addiction and subsequently possess a working knowledge of 12-step recovery. I went on to train in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and while I would characterize my treatment approach as relational and interactive, it is also dynamic in that I will employ a variety of techniques in the service of meeting the particular needs of the individual that I am working with.

In my private practice I work with individuals and couples, adults and older adolescents. I specialize in the treatment of LGBTQi issues, identity, and eating and body image issues. I work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, physical, emotional and domestic violence, and am trained in EMDR (levels 1 & 2) Most recently I have been studying IFS (Internal Family Systems) theory and practice.

I am affiliated with the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Michele Schwartz, LCSW, M.A.

26 W. 9th Street 5B
New York, New York 10014

I believe in treating people with respect and empathy. I am active, supportive and nonjudgmental. People experience me as easy to talk to, responsive, with a good sense of humor. I treat individuals and couples, especially those seeking help with overcoming childhood trauma, ACOA, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, problems related to aging and LGTBQ issues. I have also taught at several psychoanalytic institutes and offer supervision in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy.

My primary training is in relational self psychology, which taught me the value of creating a reliable and understanding relational home for the person to bring their hopes and their hurts. Having studied many modalities, I am able to tailor interventions to the needs of the client. I began my career with psychodrama and Gestalt therapy working in private practice and in inpatient psychiatric. I then studied psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Recently, I have focused on trauma work including body centered modalities and EMDR.

My office is in the West Village close to all transportation.

Linda J. Arkin, LCSW

205 West End Avenue
Suite 1R
New York, NY 10023
Office: (212) 414-9677
Cell: (917) 599-6312

I am a psychotherapist in private practice for over twenty years. I treat families, adolescents and adults, especially those seeking help with depression, eating problems, trauma, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, LGBTQ issues, career decisions, cult involvement and feelings of isolation. I supervise other psychotherapists in a collaborative and supportive environment, with an emphasis on independent and creative thinking. I use varied approaches in my practice, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat trauma victims and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.

I am affiliated with the following: Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (Certified as an advanced group therapist); ICP Trauma Studies Center (Faculty and Supervisor); Domestic Violence Project (Director of Connect and Change); Women's Therapy Centre Institute (Supervisor of Post Grad Eating and Body Image Training Program).