Maria  Shifrin
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Maria Shifrin

Psychologist, PhD
New York Accepting Online
Columbus Circle Accepting In-person
Updated April 17, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Communication issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Divorce & separation
  • Parenting
  • Infidelity
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Dr. Maria Shifrin is a Psychologist located in New York, NY. Dr. Shifrin supports people who would like to better their mental health, including deepening their understanding of the self, growing self-compassion, and addressing negative patterns. Many of her clients face stress at work or stress from their relationships. She works with couples that are planning to get married, as well as couples who face infidelity or parenting struggles. She also works with individuals who would like to explore their meaning of life or spirituality.

Dr. Shifrin’s approach to therapy incorporates positive psychology, psychodynamic therapy, and relational therapy. She strives to build a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients, developing mutual trust. From this relationship, clients can learn more about how they relate to others and uncover relationship patterns that might lead to stress or conflict. Dr. Shifrin helps clients examine their lifestyle and identify the areas that may need change. She encourages clients to practice self-compassion as they make changes in their lives, reminding them that change is difficult but that they are resilient. Ultimately, clients develop a more positive mood and better understanding of themselves.

Dr. Shifrin earned a PhD in Psychology from Adelphi University. She has ten years of experience in the mental health field, and recognizes how lifechanging going through the therapy journey can be. She empowers clients to live introspective, intentional lives so they can find greater meaning.


Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Infidelity - Processing through the impacts that infidelity has on one’s relationship; learning how to set boundaries, resolve conflict effectively, and promote healing in the relationship

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Maria Shifrin is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $325 (50min)


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 9-4
  • Tue 9-4
  • Wed 8:30-5
  • Thu 8-6
  • Fri 8-2
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Columbus Circle practice
330 West 58th St , Suite 207, New York, New York 10019
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-5
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8-6
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

SelfWorks Therapy Professionals, Psychologist, 2017 - 2019
Manhattan VA, Staff Psychologist, 2013 - 2018

Derner Institute , Postdoctoral Certification in Couples Therapy, 2022
Derner Institute , PhD, 2013
NYU, BA, 2006


New York: 021021