Irina Simidchieva is a New York Licensed Clinical Social Worker/psychotherapist and psychoanalyst who has European, as well as American training and is licensed to practice in NYS. Her experience and various training have given her the ability and expertise to utilize a variety of different methods, models, and modalities. In her clinical work, she utilizes a creative, eclectic contemporary approach depending on the individual patient and their needs; but she always approaches the clinical work from an integrative/psychodynamic perspective.
She has experience with diverse populations and all age groups. The onset of her career was marked by caring for the most vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized populations of NYC, those at risk and mentally ill.
Her work in a busy NYC-based clinic, prior to her starting a private practice, has given her the chance to gain experience with patients with different levels of functioning and literally all mental health statuses, including trauma and PTSD, anxiety and depression, psychosis, and serious mental illness, addictions and eating disorders, etc.
Her post-graduate training in psychoanalysis at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis has advanced her clinical expertise. She currently specializes in relational psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
She currently sees adults in individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Psychotic disorders - Supporting individuals and families to manage symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and agitations while maintaining healthy, supportive relationships
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 7 years
Bleuler Psychotherapy Center, Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2021
Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Certificate of Psychoanalysis, 2021
New Bulgarian University, Clinical Social Work, 2015
New York: 089993
Relational weekly psychotherapy group for adults (24 years old +).