Babita Spinelli is a Licensed Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist with offices in Manhattan, New Jersey, and Florida. Babita specializes in couples counseling, divorce counseling, narcissistic abuse support, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and individual therapy. She also has extensive experience working with individuals who are navigating life transitions, including becoming a new parent, starting or leaving a job, and/or becoming empty nesters; parents who need additional support; and women across the lifespan. Many couples come to her when they are navigating infidelity, high conflict issues, and/or communication challenges. She also offers pre-marital counseling.
Babita is goal-oriented and utilizes a number of different treatment modalities, including EMDR, psychoanalytic therapy, mindfulness practices, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is also trained in The Gottman Method and utilizes this when working with couples. She spends the first few sessions discussing their goals and major issues. She also offers the option for the couple to complete a Gottman questionnaire which asks questions around values, sex, finances, family history, and communication styles. This can help Babita gain a better of understanding of what tools to offer, including workbooks and podcasts. In addition, Babita specializes in discernment counseling for those couples who are deciding whether to move forward or separate.
Babita is passionate about the clients she works with and believes transformation and positive change is possible for everyone. She has a certification in collaborative divorce and received her LP from the National Institute For The Psychotherapies. She looks forward to meeting you.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Divorce counseling - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges
Narcissistic abuse support - Recovery through learning about the underlying reasons for remaining with an emotionally and/or physically abusive partner and how to redirect oneself toward healthy and fulfilling relationships
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
EMDR therapy - Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities
Individual therapy - Supporting individuals on their path to mental wellness
Pre-marital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage
Small business coaching - Offering support and guidance to professionals managing a small business
Narcissist abuse therapy and coaching - Supporting clients in learning about the underlying reasons for remaining with an emotionally and/or physically abusive partner; helping clients redirect toward healthy and fulfilling relationships
Executive functioning & coaching - Helping clients increase their motivation, attention, planning, and organizational skills; providing concrete, practical strategies to help clients achieve goals both at home and in the workplace
Babita Spinelli is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Babita offers a complimentary intake session in order to provide space to decide if working with her is right for you.
Practice , 2007 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies
New York University
This virtual group provides a space for recently separated or divorced mothers to work through their emotions and share experiences with other women going through similar challenges.
"She was accommodating, clear, and easy to talk to."- Zencare client • May 2020
"Babita was warm, professional, and efficient. She answered all my questions satisfactorily and was enthusiastic about working together."- Zencare client • May 2020
"It was easy to talk to her - I felt connected and comfortable with just a short phone call. "- Zencare client • May 2020