Pamela Polizzi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker on the Upper East Side who specializes in eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, disordered eating, binge eating. She also has extensive experience working with individuals who haven't been diagnosed with an eating disorder. In addition, Pamela specializes in anxiety, including perfectionism, depression, and/or personality disorders. While she sees adults across the lifespan, a majority of her clients are between 18-35 years old.
Pamela has training in Psychoanalytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). While she helps clients make behavioral changes and develop healthier coping strategies, she particularly enjoys doing deeper, long-term work to explore the root cause of their symptoms and help them strengthen their relationship with themselves.
Because an eating disorder can look different from person to person, Pamela works with her clients to develop an individualized treatment plan that takes into account their symptoms, background, and goals. She is especially skilled in striking the balance between challenging her clients while not overwhelming them. She also takes a team-oriented approach, working closely with nutritionists, physicians, psychiatrists, and any other members of a client’s treatment team.
Pamela wants to help her clients reach both their long term and short-term goals. She is there is offer support as they embark on their journey towards healing. She has completed the Post Graduate Psychoanalytic Certificate Program at the Contemporary Freudian Institute in addition to training for two years at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB). Her office is conveniently located near the 96th. Street-2nd Avenue subway station. She looks forward to meeting you.