Estee Hirsch is a licensed mental health counselor with post-graduate training in psychoanalysis and somatic experiencing. Estee specializes in individual and couples’ therapy, she is a staff therapist, high risk screener, and supervisor at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and maintains a full-time private practice in the financial district of Manhattan.
Estee's approach to therapy is primarily psychodynamic in nature. In her practice she takes the time to listen closely to her patients' needs and tailors sessions to meet her patients where they are. Her hope is that through the work her patients will gain a greater understanding of their past and its impact on their lives. Sessions will be spent working to increase her patient's self awareness while strengthening their capacity to fully engage with the world. A goal of treatment is for her patients to expand their window of tolerance by unpacking the feelings and thoughts that bring them discomfort, leading to more authentic and comprehensive life experiences.
Sessions are currently being conducted both online and in-person. Estee's office is conveniently located in the Financial district, across the street from Fulton Street station. It is easily accessible to the A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, R, W and the PATH train.
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Estee Hirsch is not in-network with any insurances.
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The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy , Staff Therapist/Supervisor , 2013 - Present
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy , Psychoanalysis , 2017
New York: 006963