Jeffrey  Kishner

Jeffrey Kishner

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for afternoon appointments in FiDi practice (updated May 20, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce and breakups
  • Relationships
  • Sex compulsivity
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Jeffrey Kishner is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lower Manhattan specializing in helping adults navigate relationship and intimacy challenges. Jeffrey supports his clients to increase closeness and more fully engage in both romantic relationships and friendships. He also sees clients who are struggling with compulsive sexual behavior or romantic obsessions.

Jeffrey's approach is psychodynamic and relational. He works with clients to explore deep-rooted patterns and tendencies, bringing about an increased awareness of their subconscious habits and developing more effective coping strategies. He uses his relationship with clients as a mirror of what happens outside the therapy room, allowing them to closely examine the way they relate to partners and learn to how to bring their best and most authentic self to the relationship.

Jeffrey enjoys helping clients develop boundaries so they can enter into a healthy relationship that is full of love and respect. Ultimately, he wants every one of his clients to determine the type of partnerships that work for them, learn to recognize them when they appear, and make changes when they differ. Jeffrey is sex-positive and poly and kink friendly, and looks forward to welcoming clients at his office, a short walk from Wall St, Fulton St, and Cortland St stations.

Message to clients

Are you struggling with sex, love or relationship issues? I can help. Perhaps you are having difficulty moving on from or deepening a commitment to a relationship. You feel isolated or resentful, possibly because you're not effectively communicating your needs. Maybe your sexual behavior interferes with your relationships, self-image, or productivity. You feel anxious, depressed. My goal is to help you manage these difficult feelings and develop strategies to build a more fulfilling life.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor who provides a safe, non-judgmental space where we can work through any difficulties you have honoring your needs and being authentic in partnerships. I also work with individuals struggling with sexually compulsive behavior or romantic obsession.
I am affirmative of all genders, sexualities, and relationship structures, and am kink-positive. In my work, I use a combination of treatment approaches to unearth your unconscious, challenge your thought patterns, and help you become more mindful and grounded.


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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Divorce and breakups - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

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

Sex compulsivity - Building strategies to reduce harmful sexual behaviors; coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges; maintaining healthy relationships

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

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

FiDi practice

75 Maiden Lane

Suite 231

New York, NY 10038

  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Park Slope Center for Mental Health, Psychotherapist, 2003 - 2006

California Institute of Integral Studies, MA, 1999

Cornell University, BA, 1992


  • English

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