From the outside you seem to have it all together. Inside you feel down, trapped, lost, and lonely despite not being alone. After achieving some life goals you’re left wondering: now what? Maybe you successfully made it through school and into your early career, but it’s not what you were hoping for.
Maybe you’re torn between wanting a relationship and wanting to remain fiercely independent, or you want a partner but the idea of dating is petrifying. Perhaps you’re in a relationship but you still feel lonely. Something’s missing, but you’re not sure what.
We help young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s navigate these dilemmas. We help clients get in touch with the different parts of themselves: the things they feel good about but sometimes downplay, the messy parts they’re ashamed of that they hide from others and often from themselves too, and the dormant seeds that haven’t even had a chance to come alive yet. During our sessions, you’ll dig into what makes you tick, what you value, what you hope and long for, what you’ve been afraid to reach for and what you’ve been settling for instead.
Therapy is an incredibly rewarding journey in pursuit of more, whatever that looks like for you. The more we understand what’s behind our thoughts, actions, and patterns in relating to ourselves and others, the more flexibility we have in our lives. If you need help but you don’t know what questions to ask, that’s okay! You don’t have to know exactly what’s wrong or what you want. Finding that is part of the process.
Panthea Saidipour is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a certified psychoanalyst, which means she is independently qualified to provide psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. She graduated from New York University with a Masters in Social Work, and she completed seven years of advanced postgraduate training in psychoanalysis and in child and adolescent psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center.
She now teaches at New York University and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, and she supervises other psychotherapists who are working to gain clinical experience. She has published and presented about the impact of COVID-19 on therapy and mental health. If you’d like to read her publication, please email her.
The way Panthea views and practices therapy is heavily informed by contemporary attachment theory and relational psychoanalytic theory—the study of how our earliest relationships with our caregivers influence the way we interact with others and show up in our daily lives.
During sessions, she provides a nurturing, warm space where you can start unpacking, discovering, and playing with the different facets of you: your relationship to yourself, and your relationships with friends, family members, and romantic partners so that you can be freed up to live a fuller life. Her passion is sharing in this journey. To get started on your path, click below to schedule a phone consultation.
Katie Bellas is a licensed master social worker (LMSW), therapist, and native New Yorker. She received a Master of Social Work from New York University, a Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University. She is currently a candidate in Psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. In addition, she has published about the impact of COVID-19 on social work students.
Katie works with young women, particularly those who are struggling with life transitions, identity building, relationship issues, sexuality, and self-esteem. She also works with teens and tweens who are juggling the many demands of that transitional time.
In therapy, no subject, thought, or emotion is barred from talking about. Katie approaches sessions as a collaboration between you and her, where together you learn more about your concerns and experiences with curiosity and openness, with the ultimate goal of helping you develop a sense of self that feels true to you.
Katie’s practice is informed by her training in relational psychoanalytic theory, mindfulness, a background in the arts, and her experiences as a human. To get started, click below to schedule a phone consult with Katie.