Dr. Michael Kushner is a Licensed Psychologist in lower Manhattan who specializes in seeing adults with anxiety and/or depression as well as individuals who are navigating relationship, work, or family challenges.
Dr. Kushner utilizes a psychoanalytic approach to help his clients uncover how their thought patterns influence their emotions and the way they interact with others. He teaches them how to manage their anxiety and become more at peace with this part of their personality. When working with clients who are experiencing depression, Dr. Kushner takes the time to understand their symptoms and what may trigger them. He teaches them how to shift their perspective and learn to look at their life in a more positive light.
Dr. Kushner’s style is empathic and thoughtful. He spends time getting to know his clients and helping them discover that the life they want is within reach.
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
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 32 years
Clinical Practice, 2003 - Present
Market Research and Management Consulting, 1991 - 2011
University of Minnesota, Research Fellow, 1986 - 1987
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), Candidate, 2011
City University of New York, MA, MPhil, PhD, 1992
Columbia University, BA, 1986
New York: 018780