Alan  Slomowitz

Alan Slomowitz

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients in Upper West Side practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Eating disorders
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationships

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

I welcome your interest and courage in looking for a psychotherapist. Our work together will help you explore, confront, and resolve your difficulties. Often we are not aware of what causes our difficulties and that makes it hard to change. We will engage collaboratively to awaken your curiosity and awareness in order to be better able to choose how you feel and act.

Meeting once a week is helpful, however, meeting more often holds the potential to effect long lasting and personally enhancing change. Please call or email me to talk and set up an appointment. I look forward to speaking and meeting you.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


General expertise


Insurance

Alan Slomowitz is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $300 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $300
  • Initial session: $300 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Slomowitz can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Upper West Side practice

330 West 58th Street

Suite 608

New York, NY 10019

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2009 - Present
William Alanson White Institute, Adult Psychoanalytic Training, 2009 - 2013

Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, PhD, 1981
Dow Jones, Inc., 1990 - 2009


Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew

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