Dr. Alan Slomowitz is a psychoanalyst who sees a broad range of clients in Midtown, Manhattan. He is an LGBTQIA-affirming therapist and works extensively with people negotiating their sexuality and gender identities, many from traditional religious backgrounds, in what may often feel like an unaccepting and critical world. Additionally, he has a thorough understanding of Orthodox Judaism, which enables him to help clients explore the complex issues of being lesbian, gay, or transgender in the Orthodox Jewish community. He provides a safe and accepting place for clients to explore their identities and become the person they wish to be.
Dr. Slomowitz also works with people who feel stuck personally or professionally. He works with young adults looking to establish their independence; individuals with anorexia, bulimia, or disordered eating; and professionals who experience difficulties negotiating the myriad and confusing challenges of how to advance in their careers. He also sees couples, when they’re not sure how to stop repeating their unhealthy patterns of communication. He helps them explore the patterns of how they feel and react to people in their lives today, and how they may contain echoes of earlier experiences with people important to them. He can conduct therapy in English, Hebrew, or both.
Dr. Slomowitz works from psychoanalytic, interpersonal, and relational perspectives. His sessions typically include psychoeducation to help normalize a client’s experience and/or symptoms. When working with clients with an eating disorder, he takes a team-oriented approach that often involves a client’s primary care physician, dietician, psychiatrist, and/or any other providers.
Dr. Slomowitz wants his clients to walk away feeling more empowered and in control of their thoughts and actions. Prior to going into private practice, he worked at Dow Jones and several startups. He received his psychoanalytic training at the William Alanson White Institute and received his PhD from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University.