Lisa  DeBenedittis

Lisa DeBenedittis

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Midtown practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Spirituality
  • Life transitions
  • Loss and grief
  • Coping with illness
  • Existential crises
  • Depth work

Professional statement

Lisa DeBenedittis is a Licensed Psychoanalyst with offices in Midtown, Manhattan and on Long Island. She specializes in working with individuals who are interested in doing depth work, toward living fuller and more meaningful lives. She also works with patients who are themselves devoted to caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of others (e.g. life coaches, clergy, yoga practitioners, therapists), as well as those who are creative practitioners and performers.

Lisa’s approach is analytically informed, and therefore believes that understanding the outer as well as the inner life (dreams, fantasies, creative practices) is essential to treating the whole person. As a Jungian, she values the spiritual, creative and symbolic nature, and uses various techniques such as mindfulness, breathwork, and clinical hypnosis to support talk therapy. She helps her patients better understand themselves, and take active steps toward living a more fulfilling life. When necessary and appropriate, she will take a team-centered approach: working with physicians, psychiatrists, and registered dietitians to ensure a client is reaching his/her particular goals.

Lisa DeBenedittis trained at New York’s Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, where she is Director of Training, and is registered as a psychoanalyst with the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP). Lisa values sensitivity, care and a strong ethical orientation in her clinical practice. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

The goal of Jungian analysis is individuation: the achievement of a greater awareness of the totality of your experience, and the recognition, appreciation and deepening of your inner life. Let’s work together to enable you to live a life free of unnecessary worry and distraction, to direct your energy to living with clear purpose.


Specialties

Spirituality - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

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

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; working through feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Coping with illness - Understanding and approaching illness and mortality as a part of life, adopting supportive strategies as well as symbolic understanding

Existential crises - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, mortality, and feelings of meaninglessness

Depth work - The integrative process of understanding oneself as a whole person: conscious and unconscious (manifested through dreams, fantasy, and creative practice); cultivation of an inner life


General expertise


Insurance

Lisa DeBenedittis is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Midtown practice

347 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Hours
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Work and Education

LP Psychoanalysis, 2014

New York University, PhD, 2005


Languages

  • English

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