Pamela  Polizzi

Pamela Polizzi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning, evening, & daytime appointments in Upper East Side practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

There can be many goals for the therapeutic relationship. Some will be long-term goals like improving the quality of your life, and learning mindfulness skills. Others may be more immediate goals such as decreasing purging, or anxiety. Goals for therapy, will be set by the you, according to where you want to go. I look forward to the opportunity to work together.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper East Side practice

1751 2nd Avenue

Suite 102 Office #3,

New York, NY 10128

Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

Contemporary Freudian Institute, Post Graduate Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certificate Program, 2017 - 2019
Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB), Two-Year Certificate Training, 2013 - 2015
Fordham University Graduate School, Master of Clinical Social Work, Advanced Standing, 2011
Marist College, Bachelor of Social Work, 2010


Languages

  • English

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