Dr. Lilly Pavlinovic is a psychologist in the Flatiron District of New York specializing in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, trauma, LGBTQ and sexuality topics, identity development, and creative inhibitions. Having been been extensively trained in trauma treatment and previously conducted a trauma group, her particular area of expertise is in trauma recovery. She is committed to creating a safe environment, allowing her clients to share and heal at their own pace. She is also passionate about working with individuals navigating the intricacies of identity development, particularly that of second generation immigrants, as they balance progressive values with that of their cultural backgrounds.
Dr. Pavlinovic utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including psychoanalytic psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy, existential therapy, and mindfulness practices. She sees young adults, college and graduate students, and adults. She has a special interest in working with clients, who are curious about themselves and want to explore their inner worlds, interpersonal dynamics, unconscious motivations, and their dream work. Her focus is to maintain an open-minded, LGBTQ affirming practice, open to all genders and sexualities. She sees many emerging artists and writers, helping them to overcome creative inhibitions.
Dr. Pavlinovic received her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at Adelphi University in New York and her Master of Social Science in Psychoanalytic Studies at The New School University. She is currently an advanced postdoctoral candidate in the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Her office is conveniently located in the Flatiron District, accessible by multiple close metro stations.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy - Long-term approach to therapy with the goal of making deep-seated changes to emotional and personality development
Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
LGBTQ and sexuality topics - Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges
Creative inhibitions - Identifying and removing internal or external barriers to achieving optimal creativity levels
Biculturalism - Identifying with two distinct cultures and the challenges associated with such
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Private Practice, 2010 - 2018
Manhattan Psychiatric Center, 2009 - 2010
St. Mark's Institute for Mental Health, 2004 -2010
Adelphi University's Counseling Center, 2006 - 2008
South Beach Psychiatric Center, Heights Hill Outpatient, 2005 - 2006
New York University, Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis
Adelphi University, The Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
The New School University, MA of Social Science in Psychoanalytic Studies
The University of Zagreb, BA in Comparative Literature and Philosophy