Mimi  Spiro

Mimi Spiro

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Juris Doctor, JD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Greenwich Village practice (updated May 05, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Divorce
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Couples counseling
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I do my best to make the room safe and I bring empathy, humor and a non-judgmental attitude to explore whatever issues you bring to me. I believe that the complexity of being human cannot be reduced to a cluster of symptoms or a diagnosis, so treatment should be tailored to your individual needs. With that in mind, I work collaboratively with you to meet the treatment goals that we set together.


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

General expertise


Mimi Spiro is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (60min)

Therapist's note

Mimi can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Greenwich Village practice

26 West 9th Street

Suite 7D

New York, NY 10011

  • Mon 7:45am-7:30pm
  • Tue 7:45am-7:30pm
  • Wed 7:45am-7:30pm
  • Thu 7:45am-7:30pm
  • Fri 7:45am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2002 - Present

National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute, Co-Director, License Qualifying Program, Faculty and Training Committee Member, 2015 Present

Public Non-Profit and Private Legal Sectors, Attorney and Litigator, 1995 - 2000

National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 2006

New York University School of Social Work, MSW, 2002

New York Peace Institute, Divorce Mediation Training, 2016

New York University School of Law, JD, 1995

Brandeis University, BA, 1991


  • English

Professional endorsements

Staci Perelman, LCSW

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!

Jill Gentile, PhD

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.

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