Counseling for Young Professionals

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.

How We Help

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.

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Meet Us


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.

Michelle Schweiger Schecter, LMSW, JD, graduated from NYU Silver School of Social Work with an MSW and previously earned a law degree from NYU. She also holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and is a psychoanalytic candidate at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. Her therapeutic approach is significantly informed by her first career as a lawyer representing domestic violence survivors, which gave her a unique perspective on the potentially transformative power of therapy and led to her desire to pursue post-graduate training in psychoanalysis.

Therapy is a place to explore feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, grief, and shame and begin the work of generating positive and lasting change. Her primary goal is to provide a nurturing therapeutic environment free of judgment and rooted in empathy where you feel heard and empowered. It is her firm belief that listening intently and with compassion in a safe therapeutic setting can help you navigate even the biggest challenges in your relationships with other people and with yourself.

To get started, click below to schedule a phone consultation with Michelle.

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*Sessions are available in person or through secure online video.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email or call Panthea at 347-765-1555.

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