Rhona Kaplan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst in the Flatiron District of Manhattan who works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families. She obtained her certification in adult psychoanalysis at the William Alanson White Institute. She has extensive experience in trauma specifically in work with individuals who have sexual abuse histories. In her practice, she is interested and works with issues relating to various aspects of identity, including but not limited to race, ethnic, gender, and sexual identity. As a psychoanalyst, Rhona conducts multiple sessions per week (3-4). This frequency of sessions expands patients’ awareness of experiences that have affected the development of their sense of self, relationship with others, work and creative lives. Through both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, Rhona helps patients become more at ease and gain a deeper sense of fulfillment and freedom.
In her training both as a social worker and psychoanalyst, Rhona’s work incorporates and recognizes the important impact of society and culture on her patients' lives and experiences. In her work with individuals with sexual abuse histories and complex traumas, validation, and recognition of these experiences are at the core of her therapeutic work. Rhona also conducts a weekly group for individuals with histories of childhood sexual abuse and incest.
Rhona feels strongly about working collaboratively with her patients and is open to feedback during the course of treatment. This helps her inform the work and guide her patients towards their goals including but not limited to: relief and management of anxiety and/or depression, personal growth, and clarity in life decisions. She has developed a safe space that allows clients to move at their own pace and open up experiences when they feel comfortable doing so. When working with children, Rhona incorporates play therapy and works closely with their parents as well as other necessary collaterals, to collaborate in their treatment.
With over a decade of experience, Rhona is passionate about the work she does and cares deeply for each and every one of her clients. She is happy to offer a complimentary phone consultation prior to meeting in person at her office, conveniently located near the 23rd Street subway station. She looks forward to meeting you.