Mimi Spiro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified psychoanalyst in Greenwich Village, NY, specializing in working through relationship challenges, such as unhealthy patterns in intimate, family, friendship and/or work relationships, difficulty attaching or remaining attached in relationships, feeling unsatisfied in one’s relationships, and communication breakdowns. She helps to identify how one’s past relational experiences may inform present expectations and choices in current relationships. She also works with issues of self-esteem, shame and perfectionism that may keep people from finding their own voice to make choices that feel authentic for them. She believes that part of healing often involves managing one’s own inner critic and changing old narratives, while also harnessing the strengths that have helped through difficult times.
Mimi treats individuals and couples who are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed through many life transitions, including career changes, marriage, divorce, fertility issues, pregnancy, and postpartum anxiety and depression. She particularly specializes in healing from a split where there has been infidelity, deception or emotional abuse. She also treats trauma from sexual assault, incest and abuse.
In addition to four years of rigorous psychoanalytic training at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute, she is also a former lawyer and a trained divorce mediator. Outside of her private practice, she is a program codirector and teacher at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute where she also serves on the training committee.
Recognizing the complexity and uniqueness of each individual, she takes a tailored approach to each person she sees, bringing empathy, humor and a nonjudgmental stance to her sessions as well.