Dr. Renee Obstfeld is a licensed psychoanalyst and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor located in Greenwich Village, New York City. She specializes in treating addictions and trauma, as well as helping people navigate stressful life transitions. Renee's focus in treatment is on reclaiming and defining one's internal resources and strengths, resulting in a greater sense of agency and control over one's life and less reliance on self-defeating patterns.
In addition to practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Renee is a licensed creative arts therapist, trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). All of these approaches facilitate recovery from trauma by accessing material that may not be readily available for conscious, verbal recall. Drawing from a variety of modalities--specifically those that engage the body and activate personal symbols--facilitates recovery from acute distress and post-traumatic symptoms in the short term. In the longer term, treatment allows for profound personal transformation and resilience in the face of future challenges.
Renee has treated individuals for over 30 years and is dedicated to ensuring each client’s experience is personalized and engaging. She welcomes anyone who wants to break free of self-defeating patterns and habits to contact her if they would like to learn more about her work.