Dr. Todd Kray is a Clinical Psychologist in the Flatiron District in Manhattan who specializes in working with adults with chronic pain and/or chronic illness. He also specializes in couples counseling, and has expertise working with anxiety, depression, family issues, and career/workplace issues. He is especially passionate about helping individuals better understand the mind-body connection when they are experiencing pain.
Dr. Kray has a psychodynamic background, but integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other behavioral therapies when appropriate. He believes it is important to not only help clients better understand themselves but also offer tools and strategies that they can use in their day-to-day lives. He takes an individualized approach to ensure his clients needs are being met.
Dr. Kray’s background as a consultation-liaison psychologist for various hospitals—addressing patients experiencing medical and psychiatric issues—allows him to support the intersection of physical and psychological health. His office is located near the 28th Street subway station.
Message to clients
I think that people who seek and and utilize psychotherapy are willing, courageous, open to new perspectives and looking to better their lives, even if they aren't consciously thinking about any of that when they first reach out to a psychotherapist. I have seen the positive impact that psychotherapy can have on the way we feel and manage our lives, and the strength that can build as a result of seeing ourselves change and make progress.
I have nearly 20 years experience working with people who are looking to make changes in their lives, utilizing a variety of modalities at a pace that suit an individual's needs. For me, being a part of person's life and assisting with their struggles and challenges is a privilege. Related to that, I greatly enjoy working with couples to improve their communication and to help reduce the severity of emotional and behavioral difficulties in their relationships.
Although I now work solely in private practice, I also have an extensive background in treating people with chronic pain and illness in inpatient hospital settings (both psychiatric and medical) and outpatient clinics. This has allowed me to have further insight and technique into the many ways that we struggle and sometimes suffer with anxiety, depression, and other symptoms.
While my clinical training and life experience is central to the work I do as a psychologist, I also have an extensive background in the arts. Consequently, I enjoy providing supportive and solution-focused therapies to cope with creative, professional, and personal pressures for those who make (or are trying to make) a living in the creative arts.
If you would like to know more and talk about the possibility of working together, please reach out. Thank you!