When life’s challenges throw you off-balance, depression, anxiety, loneliness and low self-esteem may occur. Relationships with loved ones and at work may suffer. Life loses its richness and excitement. Psychotherapy is a powerful way to tackle these problems.
I think of psychotherapy as a “living laboratory” where you will be helped to identify, challenge and modify patterns that keep you from experiencing fulfillment and meaning in your life. Our work will expand your capacities for self-reflection and growth, enabling you to develop more intimate, rewarding relationships.
My areas of interest include helping people negotiate difficult life transitions such as marital problems; eating disorders, especially overeating and bulimia; adoption issues for adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents; trauma related to physical or sexual assault; and family effects of alcohol abuse and other addictions.
I graduated from Columbia University. I am a teacher at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and the Institute for Expressive Analysis. I enjoy mentoring students and working collaboratively with my colleagues.
Caryn Sherman-Meyer, LCSW, graduated from Columbia University in 1978 with a Masters in Social Work. She received a Certificate in Comprehensive Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) in 1998. In 2003, she graduated from the Supervisory Training Program at NIP. She completed Levels 1 and 2 of training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 2007. She is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors, faculty, supervisor and training analyst at NIP. She also teaches at the Institute for Expressive Analysis.