Dr. Philip Bender is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes adults of all ages to his remote therapy practice for clients in New York. Dr. Bender specializes in working with young adults as well as creative professionals of all kinds, and his clients' concerns include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, existential concerns, and stress or trauma related to their family of origin.
Dr. Bender enjoys helping clients develop deeper self-awareness in order to understand their emotional and interpersonal struggles. He often utilizes mindfulness in sessions, and encourages his clients to implement this approach in their lives both inside and outside of the therapy room.
In addition to individual sessions, Dr. Bender facilitates a therapy group for young adults that emphasizes building connections and understanding interpersonal patterns. He looks forward to meeting you.
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
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Young adults - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, and anxiety and/or depression
Creative professionals - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Grief - 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
Philip Bender is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Dr. Bender can submit out-of-network claims electronically to your insurance carrier on your behalf.
Private practice, 2017 - Present
Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Personal Counselor, 2019 - Present
Mt Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, 2016 - 2017
Veterans Affairs Hospital Brooklyn, 2015 - 2016
Brooklyn College, Personal Counseling, 2014 - 2015
Mt Sinai Beth Israel Addictions, 2013 - 2014
Adelphi University, PhD, 2017
New York University, BA, 2009
This weekly group for adults in their 20s and 30s is a safe space for individuals to address and improve relationship challenges.
This virtual group for adults is a safe space for participants to better understand and challenge longstanding behaviors, such as social anxiety, assertiveness struggles, emotional detachment, intimacy fears, and/or relationship challenges.