She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Juris Doctor, JD Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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 supervisor and director emeritus of the License Qualifying Program 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.
Divorce - Navigating challenges of divorce, particularly when there has been infidelity, deception, or abuse
Trauma - Including dealing with sexual assault/abuse, childhood trauma (past incest, physical or emotional abuse or neglect), and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion
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Private Practice, 2002 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute, Supervisor, 2020 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute, Advisory Training Committee member, Faculty and Training Analyst, 2015 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute, Co-Director, License Qualifying Program, 2015 - 2020
Public Non-Profit and Private Legal Sectors, Attorney and Litigator, 1995 - 2000
New York Peace Institute, Divorce Mediation Training, 2016
National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 2006
New York University School of Social Work, MSW, 2002
New York University School of Law, JD, 1995
Brandeis University, BA, 1991
New York: 076077-1
"Mimi is thoughtful, warm, and empathic. She is a very experienced analyst who is both keenly insightful and gentle. She can work with a range of clients and needs. I whole heartedly recommend her!"- Staci Perelman, LCSW • June 2018
"Mimi Spiro is a warm, gifted therapist. She is not only immensely perceptive, smart, and sensitive, but she is very real and interpersonally present in her work. She deeply values meditation, spirituality, and alternative paths to healing and blends this appreciation into her clinical work in a very attuned and impactful way."- Jill Gentile, PhD • June 2018