Charles  Strozier

Charles Strozier

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Union Square practice (updated November 13, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Sexualization
  • Identity development
  • Addictions

Professional statement

Dr. Strozier is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist—talk therapy, in other words—in New York City. He specializes in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, identity development, addictions, and blocked creativity. He sees many clients who are struggling with their sense of identity due to life stressors or with finding a sense of belonging. He is dedicated to helping individuals understand their motivations and explore the path to a fully satisfied way of living.

Dr. Strozier also has deep expertise in working with couples in crisis. He helps couples address relationship challenges, and recover love and connection in therapy.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Strozier is a Professor at The City University of New York, a training and supervising analyst at TRISP in New York, and the author of many books. Dr. Strozier has received two Pulitzer Prizes nominations for his writing, and numerous awards and fellowships for his work as a researcher and psychoanalyst.

For more information about his work and background, see Dr. Strozier's website here.

Message to clients

We live our lives forward but can only understand it by looking back. I believe in psychotherapy that is empathic, mutual, open, and fluid. It can be very healing.


Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Sexualization - Addressing the complex emotional issues that often surround sexualization, especially feelings of shame that may be associated with a history of abuse.

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Addictions - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

General expertise


Charles Strozier is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $160
  • Couples sessions: $175

Therapist's note

Initial 50min consultation is complimentary.

Dr. Strozier can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Union Square practice

107 University Place

Suite 1007

New York, NY 10003

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1992 - Present

City University of New York, Professor, 1986 - Present

University of Illinois, Professor, 1972 - 1986

TRISP (New York Institute), 1986 - 1992

Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, 1972 - 1981

University of Chicago, MA and PhD

Harvard University, BA


  • English

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