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Babita Spinelli(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP
New JerseyFloridaNew York
Couples counseling-Divorce counseling-Narcissistic abuse support-Relationships-Anxiety-EMDR therapy-Individual therapy-Pre-marital counseling-Small business coaching-Narcissist abuse therapy and coaching-Executive functioning & coaching-

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Professional statement

Babita Spinelli is a nationally recognized Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Relationship Expert and Executive Coach with offices in Manhattan, New Jersey, and Florida. Babita specializes in couples therapy, bi-racial couples, divorce counseling, narcissistic abuse support, corporate/executive therapy and lawyer 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; Many couples come to her when they are navigating 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 depending on the unique challenges of each client. She is also trained in The Gottman Couples Method. 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 and therapy for infidelity in the marriage.

Babita is passionate about the clients she works with and believes transformation and positive change is possible for everyone. She has been featured in over a hundred media outlets as an expert in the field. She has a certification in collaborative divorce and received her LP from the National Institute For The Psychotherapies. She has received the NY Psychotherapist Award and America’s Psychotherapist of the Year.


Message to clients

My journey:

In the early 1990s, I obtained my law degree and practiced law and corporate consulting at a Big 4 firm for many years.

In my late 30s, I felt stuck. My relationship was falling apart and my career just did not feel like me. I felt unfulfilled both personally and professionally.

I did not know how to manage all of these challenges. I also didn’t want to keep burdening my friends and family and felt overwhelmed by opinions and advice. I wasn’t sure what to do next.

Through my own therapy, I learned how to navigate through a truly difficult time in my life. (Eventually, my significant other and I parted ways and I experienced first-hand the divorce process and all of its recovery phases.) I also learned to recognize what was holding me back and how I could move forward to a better, healthier and happier life.

Through this process, I recognized what my calling was: being a psychotherapist.

After a significant clinical and academic journey, I transitioned into my new profession and opened my private practice.

Looking back on my journey, I can see that all of those experiences added to my innate ability to deeply connect and empathize with my clients who face similar challenges. The tools I developed in my own process such as resilience, empowerment, and understanding patterns to make better and healthier choices translate into all life transition spaces.

These tools and qualities really made a positive difference for me, and they have helped the many others who have come to me for therapy.


Work and Education

Practice

National Institute for the Psychotherapies
New York University
Temple University

Languages

English

Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours

Teletherapy Individual and Couples and Online Individual and Relationship Coaching offered. Flexible scheduling.


Insurance

Babita Spinelli is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$275 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $275
  • Couples sessions:$300 (50min)
  • Family sessions:$450 (60min)
  • Laser issue - one time focused session$300 (45min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Babita offers a free 15 minute phone consult.


Therapy Groups

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Divorce Support Group for Mothers

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.


Client testimonials

"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

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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