Dr. Komal Choksi a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist providing individual therapy in Downtown Manhattan with three decades of clinical experience in both New York and abroad. Her approach is psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, with a focus on uncovering, understanding, and working through the origins of various symptoms such as depression, anxiety, sense of alienation or stagnation, identity and relationship conflicts, impairment in work and creativity, and disordered relating to the body. She endeavors to create an attuned and engaged relationship in which it is possible to do the work of drawing connections between past and present, recognizing patterned and repetitive experience, and understanding the tensions between the desires for safety and security and change, toward ultimate symptom relief.
In addition to attending to traumatic experiences within one's personal and familial early experiences, Dr. Choksi also places emphasis in understanding the often tremendous impact of gender, race, culture, class, migration, sexuality, religion, and political conflict on identity formation and adaptation.
Dr. Choksi sees all of this work as enabled by a deeply collaborative and dialogic relationship in which it is possible to strive for a more authentic relating to oneself, a reworking of dominant often constricting narratives about one’s life, and ultimately, alleviation of the experiences that drive the seeking of therapy.
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
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Identity development - 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
Dr. Choksi can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2011 - Present