Amalea  Seelig

Amalea Seelig

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in FiDi practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Addictions
  • Existential challenges
  • Stress management
  • Communication skills
  • Self-care
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Amalea Seelig is a licensed psychologist in FiDi, Manhattan specializing in anxiety, addictive behavior, and depression. She is also Co-Founder and Clinical Services Director of MindFit. MindFit is the first extended therapeutic service of Mindful Urgent Care, NYC’s first same-day service for affordable psychiatric medication management.

Dr. Seelig works with adults of all ages, to untangle their thoughts and behavior and see what was previously impossible. Her patients come with stress about their jobs, relationships, and the world.  Everyone wants to stop thinking too much. In a warm and direct way, Dr. Seelig addresses the everyday challenges of being alive.

In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she uses a solution-focused approach to find strategies that work quickly; mindfulness to support a growing awareness; and informed by Positive psychology, coaching to guide patients toward their potential.

Dr. Seelig received her Doctor of Psychology from William James College in Boston, MA and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School.


Message to clients

Therapy can be such an asset. As the stigma of mental health decreases, we understand how common stress is for everyone. With a fresh perspective and some guidance, you can see ways past this. You can rise, enjoy life better, and even thrive. In a conversation with humor and humanity, my patients begin to get there.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry or nervousness, including feelings of panic

Relationships - Understanding your wants and needs; exploring patterns, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships of all kinds

Depression - Relieving symptoms of low motivation and energy, irritability, sadness, sleep and/or appetite changes, and loss of pleasure

Life transitions - Coping with impactful changes in the area of job/career, relationships, health, or aging

Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment

Addictions - Coping with emotional discomfort and reducing unwanted behavior related to technology, sex, exercise, food, or other people

Existential challenges - Discovering meaning and purpose in life; experiencing the nature of freedom, being alone, and the limitations of being human

Stress management - Becoming successful at handling the stress of life and change; managing expectations for yourself and others and making beneficial choices

Communication skills - Developing effective ways to express yourself and relate to others

Self-care - Seeing how to care for yourself and act on your own behalf

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-acceptance and authentic confidence; valuing who you uniquely are




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Amalea Seelig 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: $350 (50min)
  • Initial session: $350 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

FiDi practice

160 Broadway

16th Floor

New York, NY 10038

Hours

  • Mon 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

Behavioral Medicine Associates, 2011 - Present

CHE Behavioral Health Services

The Center for Psychotherapy

William James College, PsyD, 2007

Boston University, MA

Brandeis University, BS


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Amalea  Seelig
MindFit

MindFit is a proven group-coaching program that combines the therapeutic principles of CBT and other psychological modalities with the innovation and practicality of coaching in an encouraging and safe group setting.