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Arthur Heiserman

Psychologist, PhD
New York
Anxiety-Depression-Relationships-Couples counseling-Self-esteem-Trauma-
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Professional statement

Dr. Arthur Heiserman is a Clinical Psychologist in Manhattan who works with children, adolescents, college students, and adults across the lifespan, both individually and as a couple. He specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and self-esteem.

While Dr. Heiserman’s treatment approach is grounded in Psychoanalytic Therapy, he adapts to a client’s needs and goals to ensure they are receiving the highest standard of care. To do so, he incorporates elements of body-centered therapies, like Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness practices, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems, Supportive Therapy, and other treatment modalities. He helps clients become more grounded during sessions by working with them to feel more connected with their bodies and what is happening in the present moment.

Dr. Heiserman has a calming presence that makes clients feel safe and supported. He has advanced training in Somatic Experiencing in addition to a certificate in Psychoanalysis.

Message to clients

While many people come to therapy seeking relief from specific emotional problems such as depression, anxiety or stress, or in order to come to terms with a traumatic or otherwise painful history, others come with broad dissatisfaction with their lives while at the same time having some sense that there is a better life they could be living, and an unlived version of themselves that they could become. Psychotherapy is a wonderful opportunity for you to partner with an accepting, non-judgemental and dedicated professional who is experienced in helping others recognize their needs and strengths and to discover opportunities for new experiences.
I pay careful attention to, and collaboratively explore, the subtleties and intricacies of personal and interpersonal experiences as they unfold in the moment. In a creative and sometimes playful manner, we will begin to imagine and explore new ways of seeing yourself, open up new ways of relating to others, and in the process overcome negative expectations that have been holding you back. I firmly believe that every one of us has the potential to live a life of our choosing and I will provide a safe and confidential environment in which you will be actively and creatively listened to, and then provide the feedback, guidance and emotional support needed to move your life in new directions. When working well this process of change involves moments of uncertainty, discovery, playfulness, creativity and surprise.

Work and Education

Private Practice

Certificate in Somatic Experiencing (Advanced Level), 2019
Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 2008
Columbia University, PhD, 1995


New York: 0122227-01




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

Relationships - Responding to an emotional reaction to a particular event with colleagues, bosses, and/or family members; feeling unsatisfied in your romantic partnership; breakups, friendships, dating

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Arthur Heiserman is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (45min)
  • Initial session:$275 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$275 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed