Tatyana  Mestechkina

Tatyana Mestechkina

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Flatiron District practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Body-image issues
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Tatyana Mestechkina is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist located in the Flatiron/Union Square area in Manhattan. She has extensive expertise in the evidence-based treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), including the purely obsessional type (pure-O), anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias and panic), depressive disorders, as well as perfectionism and body image concerns. She also works with people navigating challenges related to relationships, career/school, the postpartum period and other life transitions. Dr. Mestechkina values creating a trusting environment for her clients and encourages open communication to build a strong therapeutic relationship.

Dr. Mestechkina is a cognitive behavioral therapist. She was trained by an internationally-recognized expert in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the gold-standard of OCD treatment and related conditions. She also integrates approaches from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and skills from Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She works with clients to help them bring awareness to unhelpful thinking patterns, create more separation from them and make more choices in line with their goals and values. She often incorporates strategies such as mindfulness, acceptance, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, effective interpersonal communication and teaches techniques to better tolerate uncertainty. Treatments are tailored to her clients’ individual needs.

Dr. Mestechkina is passionate about empowering individuals to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. Her practice is conveniently located near the 23rd street (6/R/W/F/M lines), 14th Street Union Square (Q/N/R/W4/5/6/L lines) and PATH train stations.


Message to clients

I strive to build a relationship that is very supportive, trusting, collaborative and nonjudgmental. This is the foundation of therapeutic success. Together, we can build upon your strengths and get you equipped with research supported strategies that you can use outside of sessions. I work hard to meet you where you are and to develop a plan for how to better manage difficult thoughts and feelings and live a more values based life.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Body-image issues - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


General expertise


Insurance

Tatyana Mestechkina 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: $300 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Mestechkina 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

Flatiron District practice

928 Broadway

Suite 300

New York, NY 10010

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2017 - Present

Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Post-doctoral fellow, Psychology Intern, 2013 - 2017

Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn Campus, Assistant Adjunct Professor, 2016

Brooklyn College, Assistant Adjunct Professor, 2014 - 2016

Baruch College, Assistant Adjunct Professor, 2015

Hofstra University’s Student Counseling Services, Psychology Extern, 2011 - 2012

Institute for Rational Counseling, Psychology Extern, 2012- 2013

Hofstra University, PhD

Hofstra University, MA

Stony Brook University, BA


Languages

  • English
  • Russian