Komal  Choksi

Komal Choksi

Psychologist, PhD
New York Accepting Online
Nomad Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Identity development
  • Relationships

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

This enormously courageous act to enter therapy is a first step to finding greater connection to oneself, meaning in one's life, and ultimately toward a sense of empowerment and autonomy in all domains of life. The approach I take is a slow and mediated one in which we work carefully over the details of your life, past and present, to discover the sources of and solutions to ongoing struggles.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Wellfleet Student (formerly Consolidated Health Plans)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $275
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $275
  • Initial session: $275

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Nomad practice
37 West 26th Street, #301 , New York, NY 10010
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 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • 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 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2011 - Present


Languages

English