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Dr. Ann S. Crane

Office: 30 Reynal Road
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 686-1490
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Profession: Psychologist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Older Child, Adolescent, Adult, Couples Therapy
Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Supervision
Consultation and Psychotherapy: Infertility Issues
Consultation and Psychotherapy: Eating Disorders
Practice Description: With the right therapist, psychotherapy can have the power to help people discover, identify, and understand feelings and behaviors that often create confusion, anxiety and uncertainty or loss of control. Learning how to put these feelings into words helps people to develop a greater sense of inner control, compassion, and increased well-being.

I have devoted my career to helping people of all ages deal with their unique emotional challenges. With children and adolescents, I guide them through the many anxieties inherent in growing up. While helping young people develop increased independence, I pay close attention to helping the families improve relationships with one another. As girls struggle to establish their identity and develop ways of asserting themselves, they can often turn to food in maladaptive ways. The use of food can be an attempt to take charge when in fact they feel very out of control. Therapy can offer an effective relief in the form of understanding and structure, as we work to address the immense pressures the entire family may feel.

With my adult patients, I specialize in enabling people to come to terms with the many frustrations, disappointments and losses in life, while addressing the various forces that may interfere with achieving one's goals. Whether the losses relate to death or lost hope, the more a person can learn about their own grief, the more room they can make for new learning and new choices. This applies to my work with individuals or couples.

I am also a specialist in the field of infertility, women's reproductive health, and the transition to parenthood. I have lectured, educated, and supervised patients and mental health professionals in the area. I guide women and couples through all phases of infertility, assisting them to make many complicated choices regarding their medical options while sorting through the emotional challenges involved in building a family through assisted reproductive technology. The transition to pregnancy and parenthood involves tremendous change in an individual's identity and marital relationship. However, this joyous achievement may also involve intense and confusing feelings, such as anxiety, sadness, or shame. By giving yourself an opportunity to examine these unsettling feelings is a way to reduce the impact of negative feelings while working to increase your own sense of power and self-esteem.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Infertility/Pregnancy/ Miscarriage/Post-partum Depression
Adolescence, Eating Disorders and Parenting Issues
Marital and Relationship Challenges
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Crisis/Trauma
Depression
Eating Disorders
Grief/Loss
Infertility Issues
Infidelity
Life Transitions
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
PTSD
Relationship Issues
Self-esteem
Sexual Dysfunction
Women's Issues
Loss and Grief
Age Specialties: Children
Adolescents
Adults
Session Formats: Individual
Couples
Group
Treatment Approaches: Feminist
Interpersonal
Object Relations
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Relational Psychoanalysis
Additional Demographic Expertise: Women/Feminist
Education: Psy. D. Clinical Psychology, with Honors
Yeshiva University / Albert Einstein Medical School, 1991

M. Ed. Counseling Psychology, Women's Specialization
Boston University, 1982

B.A. Psychology with minor in Early Childhood Education
Carnegie-Mellon University, 1976
License #: 011276
License State: New York
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy:
Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 1996
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Supervision, 2011
Professional Affiliations:
Westchester Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
American Psychological Association
RESOLVE - National Infertility Association
Fee Schedule: $250 - 300
Additional Comments: Past Co-President, Psychoanalytic Association of the Westchester Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 2009-2011
Executive Board Member, Westchester Center Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 2013-present
Supervisory and Teaching Faculty, Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
 

Dr. Ann S. Crane, Psychologist in White Plains

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Years in Practice:  Over 20
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No

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