Marilyn Rifkin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst In New York City and West Hartford CT. She works with adults, adolescents, children and couples and has been in private practice since 1993. She specializes in helping people deal with conflicts and challenges triggered by developmental and life transitions. Her approach to treatment is guided by her psychoanalytic training but she remains open and flexible in her therapeutic approach. In addition to psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, she consults with parents dealing with child-rearing challenges.
Ms. Rifkin graduated with a Bachelor of Science, with Honors, from Ramapo College in 1978 and received her MSW from Fordham University in 1986. She acquired a certificate in Child and Adolescent psychotherapy in 1992 and earned her certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis in 2004. In addition to private practice, she is a training analyst and faculty member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and is on the faculty of the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP). She supervises privately and at several training programs and has written a number of clinical papers and has a special interest in trauma and embodied experience.
Ms. Rifkin is currently available for remote sessions with clients in New York and in-person sessions in Connecticut.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues
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Private practice, 1993 - Present
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, 2004 - Present
Metropolitan Institute, 2004 - Present
NYIPT, 2004 - 2006
Postgraduate Center, 1993 - 1994
New Hope Guild Center, 1986 - 1993
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 2004
New Hope Guild, Child and Adolescent Training, Certificate, 1992
Fordham University, MSW, 1986
Ramapo College, BS, Psychology, 1978
New York: 35885