Tammy Kirschner, PhD
About Tammy Kirschner
I help individuals who are struggling to cope with overwhelming emotions that are interfering with their ability to function in their daily roles and routines. I am a licensed psychologist in the state of New York and a have been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. While originally trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, over the years I incorporated CBT, behavioral therapies and DBT into my practice. Every client is unique and I strongly believe that no single therapy is appropriate for all clients. In 2010,
I received the Intensive Training in DBT.
I specialize in working with young adults and adults who struggle with chronic depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, low self-esteem, and individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, and those who engage in self-injurious behaviors.
I have worked in a variety of clinical setting over the last 35 years including college counseling centers, an outsourced EAP program, an outpatient psychology group working exclusively with anxiety/panic/phobias, an inpatient psychiatric hospital on two units and of course, my own private practice.
I was also a career consultant with downsized employees for two large Outplacement Firms for 15 years and recently received my Life Coaching Certification.
Trust and rapport are the foundations of a strong working therapeutic relationship. I provide support and validation, and a safe, compassionate, creative and warm style of interacting. I am passionately committed to my clients, helping them develop the coping skills needed to alleviate their emotional distress.
SpecialtiesAnxiety, Borderline Personality, Depression
Age Group FocusAdults
Treatment ApproachesCoaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy
IssuesAnxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Coping Skills, Depression, Eating Disorders, Goal Setting, Life Coaching, Self Esteem, Women’s Issues