Gavriel  Reisner

Gavriel Reisner

Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP


Not accepting new clients in Upper West Side practice (updated June 10, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Self-identity
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality

Professional statement

Dr. Gavriel Reisner is a Licensed Psychoanalyst on the Upper West Side specializes in working with emerging adults in their 20s and 30s and couples. His areas of expertise include identity, relationships, career challenges, life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, existential challenges, and loss and grief.

Dr. Reisner's work is deeply-rooted in Psychoanalysis and also includes Inter-subjective self-psychology. He does long-term, deep work that helps his clients explore their unconscious Clients share their subconscious ideas, dreams, fantasies, etc. while Dr. Riesner uses his skills to help them analyze what all of this means.

Dr. Reisner wants all of his clients to feel seen and heard. Before becoming a psychoanalyst, he received his PhD in English literature. He looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

Formerly a professor of English, narrative is central to my practice, believing we can finding ourselves by exploring our stories in dialogue with a trusted listener.


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

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

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

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

Sexuality - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

55 West End Avenue

Ste S15I

New York, NY 10023

  • Mon 10am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Clinical and Private Practice, 2012-present

Queens College, CUNY
SUNY at Buffalo
Hebrew University


  • English
  • Hebrew

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