Dr. Rachel Bilgrei is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in Manhattan specializing in anxiety, chronic illness, depression, existential crises, relationships, and trauma. She sees a diverse range of patients from young adults to seniors, with a special interest in young adults in their 20s and 30s. Dr. Bilgrei supports young professionals who are looking to develop more meaningful, fulfilling relationships, navigate formative life transitions (graduating, entering the work force), develop their personal identity, and invest in their overall wellbeing and quality of life.
Dr. Bilgrei draws from a psychoanalytic philosophy and incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and supportive therapy. She takes a mind-body approach, using techniques to enhance the mind’s positive impact on the body.
Dr. Bilgrei received her PsyD from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from New York University. Before starting her own private practice, she worked as a Senior Psychologist at The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Medical Center, where she gained extensive clinical experience helping clients manage chronic pain, brain injuries, vestibular disorders, and trauma.
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Existential challenges / crises - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
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Private Practice, 2002 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Clinical Supervisor, 2016 - Present
Rusk Institute for Rehabitation Medicine, Senior Psychologist & Clinical Instructor, 2001 - 2009
New York University, Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, 2015
Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, PsyD, 2001
Washington University, BA 1996