Tara  Dewitt

Tara Dewitt

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in West Village practice (updated November 19, 2019)

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Downtown Brooklyn practice (updated November 19, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Couples counseling
  • LGBTQIA topics

Professional statement

Tara DeWitt is a Clinical Psychologist in the West Village of Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn  who specializes in couples therapy, existential doubts and crises, and LGBTQIA+ issues. Her practice is open to adults across the lifespan, as well as couples.

Clients often visit Dr. Dewitt when they want to connect with their life purpose. She helps them connect on a practical level to their own values system, figuring out ways they can do more of what brings them energy and satisfaction in their existing profession.

Dr. DeWitt brings a dynamic, engaged energy to her sessions – she integrates mindfulness practices, as well as positive psychology to encourage clients to identify and develop more of what makes them happy. With a strong training and background in motivational interviewing, she also works with clients to identify changes they want to make, and assist them along their organic journey.

When working with couples, Dr. DeWitt uses the principles from Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy to help partners work through issues like communication, identifying unhelpful patterns, and navigate recurring pain points like money, work stressors, time conflicts, and parenting challenges.

Dr. DeWitt’s office is located in the West Village, close to PATH at 9th Street, as well as West 4th Street on the A/B/C/D/E/F/M lines and in Downtown Brooklyn close to the A/C/F/N/R/4/5 lines.


Message to clients

Therapy is such an effective tool to connect with your values, purpose and strengthen your relationships. Scheduling time each week in order to deepen what is most important is essential to fully developing what you want to do and who you aim to become. Through connected conversations my patients are able to quiet the noise and connect with what is most important to them.


Specialties

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges


General expertise


Insurance

Tara Dewitt is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

Tara can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

West Village practice

26 West 9th Street

New York, NY 10011

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Downtown Brooklyn practice

26 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11242

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2007 - Present
Veterans Affairs Hospital
Ferkauf Graduate School, PhD
Smith College, BA


Languages

  • English

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