Carlota Zitreen is a Licensed Psychoanalyst on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss and grief, mindfulness, and trauma. She also has an interest in helping people improve their self-esteem, as she believes that is at the root of many clients’ difficulties.
Carlota’s approach is psychoanalytical, meaning she helps clients gain insight into the origins of their challenges. For many clients who are at a difficult juncture in their lives, this knowledge can help refocus, regain momentum, and make important decisions.
Carlota also works with dreams for those who are interested, helping clients analyze and understand what their dreams might be telling them.
Carlota takes an active approach, in which engages and talks with clients, rather than just listening. She strives to be fully present with her clients, listening and responding empathically with compassion and without judgment
Carlota was formerly the Dean of the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, where she also received her LP in 2003. Her office is located between the 86th and 96th Street subway stations of the 1, 2, and 3 lines.
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
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated death of a loved one; grieving the end of a relationship or a significant loss; processing and coping with feelings and reactions to a death or loss of a family member, friend or pet; accommodating and integrating a loss into the rest of one’s life; addressing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Mindfulness - Sharing breathing practices to build present moment awareness, build concentration; and better manage impulses; Mindfulness improves coping, sleep and overall effectiveness
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Carlota Zitreen is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 38 years
Private Practice, Counselor, 2000 - Present
Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Dean/Executive Director, 2011 - 2013
New Hope Guild, Counselor, 1998 - 2002
Maimonides Hospital, Adolescent and Day Treatment Center, 1986 - 1987
Columbia-Presbyterian/New York State Psychiatric Institute, Research Assistant, 1982 - 1983
Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, LP, 2003
Yeshiva College/Ferkauf Graduate School, MA, 1987
Fordham University, BA, 1984