Babita Spinelli is a Licensed Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist in Midtown, Manhattan who 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. Her office is located near the Columbus Circle and 57th subway stations. She looks forward to meeting you.