Specialties & Expertise
Dr. Peter Lobl is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Midtown, Manhattan. He primarily works with adults and couples who experience recurring and distressing relationship problems either at work or at home. He also treats mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. Having made a career change himself, Dr. Lobl also has expertise in working with clients who are considering a change in their own careers, especially those working in the legal field.
Dr. Lobl’s treatment approach is grounded in Psychodynamic Therapy, but he also integrates elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy into his work with individuals and couples. Dr. Lobl first meets with his clients and spends time getting to know their history and reasons for seeking treatment before developing an individualized treatment plan.
Dr. Lobl’s compassion and knowledge are apparent the first time you meet him. He ultimately wants his clients to leave feeling empowered and ready to take control of their lives. Outside of private practice, he is an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and a Behavioral Scientist at the Institute for Family Health – Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. His office is conveniently located near the 23rd. Street subway station.
Message to clients
Welcome. If you are reading this, something about your life likely does not feel right – either with a relationship, or with your experience of yourself, or with the direction you see yourself heading. If you are reading this, it hopefully also means that some part of you believes change is possible.
My approach to therapy is informed by your reasons for contacting me, my training as a psychologist, as well as by our working relationship.
In the first few sessions, we will go over what you would like to gain from therapy, and we will complete an intake assessment. I will also go over some of the parameters for therapy, including information about confidentiality, session frequency and duration, fees, insurance, and cancellations. At the end of these sessions, I will give you my impressions of what our work might entail, and we can discuss if my training and experience match your treatment needs. If we decide to start psychotherapy, we will discuss treatment goals and schedule our first therapy appointment.
Developing effective interpersonal skills; learning skills for managing strong emotions such as anger and fear; developing mindfulness skills in order to maintain an awareness of interpersonal objectives; developing self-respect and learning to balance personal needs with the needs of others; developing insight into negative relationship patterns including dating patterns
Couples counseling -
Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening and increasing communication skills; deepening trust, closeness and security
Mood disorders -
Depression, Dysthymia (mild depression), Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder with Depression
Anxiety disorders -
Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Social Anxiety Disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety
Personality disorders -
Decreasing symptoms, including self-harming and other risky behaviors; increasing capacity to regulate and tolerate emotions; improving day to day functioning and interpersonal skills
Career counseling -
Supporting personal and professional growth; developing insight into reasons for considering a career or job change; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and and developing meaningful work-life balance
- Young adults (18-24)
Work and Education
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, Assistant Professor, 2015 - Present
Institute for Family Health – Harlem Residency in Family Medicine, Behavioral Scientist, 2013 - Present
Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2007 – Present
Mount Sinai West Hospital - Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders, Supervising Psychologist, 2007 - 2013
Mount Sinai West Hospital - Addiction Institute, Psychology Fellow, 2006 - 2007
Mount Sinai West Hospital, Psychology Intern, 2005 - 2006
Columbia University - Teachers College, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2006
Duke University School of Law, JD, 1993
Haverford College, BA in Philosophy, 1987