Nicolás  Garrera-Tolbert

Nicolás Garrera-Tolbert

He/Him/His

Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Office in K-Town (Midtown Manhattan), Office in Astoria Accepting In-person
Updated December 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Dr. Nicolás Garrera-Tolbert, PhD, LP, is a bilingual (Spanish/English) psychoanalyst, philosopher, poet, and translator (Spanish/English/French).

He received his psychoanalytic training at Apertura para Otro Lacan (Buenos Aires) and the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (New York City). He has held teaching and research positions in various academic and cultural settings: Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, and the United States. He is a lecturer of philosophy at St. Francis College (Downtown Brooklyn) and keeps a private analytic practice in Manhattan and Queens, and remotely.

His research focuses on the philosophical foundations of psychoanalysis. He's currently preparing a manuscript on the concept of psychoanalytic subject from a Lacanian perspective.


Message to clients

The experience of your suffering may be very real, but the reasons of your pain is usually not readily apparent. To find out, the difficult but rewarding work of a psychoanalysis is needed. As your analyst, I will help you identify the forms and the 'logic' of your suffering and, as a result, your reality will begin to change. Useless, excessive suffering can be fundamentally changed, if properly addressed. Indeed, psychoanalysis, as I understand it, is a theory and a practice specifically designed and adequately equipped to address the causes of useless suffering and bring about subjective change that, ideally, root it out.

If you give it a try, we will engage in an honest, genuine conversation and inquiry into what, paraphrasing Ortega, may be called, “yourself and your circumstances.” Our task will be to examine and understand, not judge. Psychoanalysis is the only therapeutic practice that aims to assess those specific forms of suffering that are yours and no-one else’s. It is the most effective way of bringing about the kind of meaningful, ever-lasting change you have been looking for.


Specialties

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - 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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Nicolás Garrera-Tolbert is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $150
  • Initial session: $80 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-10pm
  • Tue 10am-10pm
  • Wed 10am-10pm
  • Thu 10am-10pm
  • Fri 10am-10pm
  • Sat 11am-1pm
  • Sun Closed

Office in K-Town (Midtown Manhattan) practice
303 5th Avenue, 1410 , New York City, New York 10016
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-10pm
  • Tue 10am-10pm
  • Wed 10am-10pm
  • Thu 10am-10pm
  • Fri 10am-10pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Office in Astoria practice
30-60 48th St, Long Island City, New York 11103
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-10pm
  • Tue 10am-10pm
  • Wed 10am-10pm
  • Thu 10am-10pm
  • Fri 10am-10pm
  • Sat 11am-1pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years



Licensure

New York: 001190


Languages

English

Spanish