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Amy Calmann, LCSW

NYC Psychotherapist / Psychoanalyst

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Overview

Qualifications:
  • School: New York University
  • License No. and State: 086211 New York
  • Inducted into Phi Alpha Honor Society, Pi Pi Chapter
  • School: National Institute for the Psychotherapies
  • Four-Year Comprehensive Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Training Program
Professional Associations:
  • American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
  • American Psychological Association, Division 39
  • The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Institute for the Psychotherapies Professional Association
  • New York State Society for Clinical Social Work
Background:

I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City. I received my Masters degree with honors from New York University, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My Bachelor of Arts in Psychology was received at The New School University.

Additionally, I have advanced post-graduate training in both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Part of my post-graduate training was completed at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, a four-year full-time intensive psychoanalytic and comprehensive psychotherapy training program.

Prior to opening my private practice, I was a therapist at New York University Medical Center, as well as at several mental health clinics and medical facilities, including the Institute for Family Health, the NYU College of Nursing, and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. I provided individual and couple therapy, as well as group and family therapy.

I began an Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) program at New York University.  I have a particular interest in how animals can assist in psychotherapy, and I believe that AAT can have powerful and therapeutic benefits. I am trained to use animal-assisted therapy interventions within psychotherapy treatment.

Specialties

Issues:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Family Conflict
  • Self-esteem
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating disorders
  • Adolescent bullying, isolation, peer relationships
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Loneliness; feelings of emptiness
  • Divorce
  • Parenting 
  • Grief and Loss
  • Artists and performers with creative blocks, performance anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Chronic Pain and Illness
  • Professional growth and career changes
  • Self-Harming Behaviors
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity; LGBTQI 
  • Life transitions
Mental Health:
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
Age Groups:
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Methodology

My Approach:

It is my perspective that we all have the ability to heal from our pain. As a therapist, I am committed to fostering hope and reducing suffering. I have great passion for what I do, and I aim to stay acutely attuned and sensitive to what you may be experiencing. I strive to provide a nonjudgmental, empathic, warm, flexible, and collaborative environment that feels comfortable and safe.

Throughout my many years of practice, I have successfully treated individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma history, dual diagnosis, and a broad spectrum of other disorders. I believe part of this success is my focus on you as a person, and not solely on the issue or disorder.

Studies confirm my belief that the strength of the therapeutic relationship between individual and therapist is the most significant predictor for a positive treatment outcome. For that reason, I believe that building a relationship is fundamental. I will be a reliable ally as we work together to better understand you.  I feel it is a privilege to do this work, and I always feel honored when someone chooses to share their life story with me.

Treatment Orientation:

In addition to my substantial clinical training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and relational psychoanalysis, I also use an integrative and eclectic approach. My focus is always on incorporating various types of treatment based on the distinct needs of each individual, allowing for a comprehensive evaluation and understanding of your experience.

  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality:
  • Individual
  • Couple
  • Group

Finances

Avg. Cost (per session):

Please contact me in order to discuss therapy session rates. I have a limited number of appointment times that I offer at a discounted rate in certain difficult circumstances.

Accepted Payment Methods:

Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle Quickpay (bank to bank transfer), American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Health Savings Account.

Insurance Networks:

Empire BCBS BlueCross BlueShield. Please contact me for details about specific plans and coverage. If you have out of network insurance benefits and would like to use them, I will gladly provide guidance as well as invoices which you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.

Location

Address:

34 W. 22nd Street, Suite 2A, New York, NY 10010

My office is located off Madison Square Park, in the center of the Flatiron District of Manhattan, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Please ring suite 2A and take elevator to the 2nd Floor.

Four subway lines stop within one block of my office. You can take the N R W, the F M, the 6, or the 1 train to the 23rd Street stop. You can take the L train to Union Square, which is five blocks from my office. The path train from NJ stops one block away at 23rd St and 6th Ave. Convenient to Chelsea, Midtown, Gramercy, and the downtown area. Also central to NYU, Parsons, Baruch, and FIT.

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