Ira  Bindman

Ira Bindman

Psychologist, PhD
New York Accepting Online
Upper East Side Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 21, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Ira Bindman is a psychotherapist on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He provides long-term, insight-oriented therapy for clients who are ready to engage in deep self-exploration, as well as short-term, goal-focused therapy to alleviate a specific challenge. With over three decades of clinical experience, Dr. Bindman sees a wide-ranging clientele. He is particularly skilled at working with clients who have experienced deeply-rooted childhood traumas, such as sexual abuse or abandonment, as well as those facing a major life decision like whether they want to get married or change careers.

Dr. Bindman's treatment approach is grounded in psychoanalysis and empathy. He focuses on what is happening in the moment and how it relates to a client's past experiences. While he lets his clients take the lead during a session, he strives to challenge them to look at things from a different perspective.

Dr. Bindman is passionate about what he does and really cares about each of his clients. He creates a safe, natural space where individuals feel comfortable digging deep to find out what they truly want out of life. His office is located just steps away from the 96th Street subway station, and he also offers online, Skype & FaceTime sessions.


Message to clients

I offer a nonjudgemental, supportive therapeutic approach that respects your sense of self and helps you examine the challenges you’ve come to deal with and help you find solutions to those issues.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

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

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

Individual psychotherapy - Offers individual psychotherapy in addition to couples counseling

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

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

Insurance

Ira Bindman 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: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Upper East Side practice
175 East 96th Street, New York, NY 10128
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1983 - Present


Languages

English