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Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

Location: Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.
New York, NY 10003
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Profession: Licensed Psychoanalyst
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Session Formats: Individuals
Practice Description: Currently, I do online therapy. From the time you contact me, the process starts. You state your therapy goals and we work toward them via an honest relationship. The honesty is scary but vital, helping us do our jobs. You share your deepest concerns. I listen, and I provide guidance and feedback that is based on 45 years of experience. We form a trusting bond and untangle the knots.

Although trained as a psychoanalyst at the Washington Square Institute in New York, I have developed my own way of doing therapy. I am not a Freudian or a Jungian, but I can use both modalities; however, my version of psychoanalysis is much more flexible than most, and I treat each client as a person, not an object, and emphasize the search for the truth. My job is to listen to you empathically and carefully, perhaps more carefully than you've ever been listened to before. I tune into you, become familiar with your issues then encourage you to take the lead in your therapy. I step back and let you have the floor, only interceding if I have something to say that will advance you further to your goals. I will converse with you as a fellow human on the road to self-discovery, and we will talk about our relationship, which will in time have the same problems as your relationship outside the therapy. I will use whatever modality works with you, psychoanalysis, CBT, gestalt, psychodrama, dream interpretation, journaling, role play or primal therapy.

To become a worthwhile therapist, I have had a thorough training and have had years of my own psychotherapy, which has been invaluable in calming my own demons. I have authored over 30 books, including some bestselling titles in psychology, including 101 COMMON THERAPEUTIC BLUNDERS, PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS, THE COUPLE WHO FELL IN HATE, and THE DICTIONARY OF DREAM INTERPRETATION, and also made written, directed and produced two feature films. I am now a senior citizen and have attained a degree of maturity and sanity so that I can be a useful guide in your journey to your own self-actualization.

I accept several insurance plans, including Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Humana, and Healthfirst (the essential plan). I am a New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst and therefore only see clients who reside in New York State. I also work with clients around the world who negotiate an out-of-pocket fee. If you'd like more information or to see a video of me, please check out my website,, which has more information about my background and books and also contains a short video. I I look forward to your phone, message or email request. Let's team up and get started.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Child Abuse
Anger Management
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Men's Issues
Parenting Issues
Sexual Dysfunction
Stress Management
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Additional Demographic Expertise: Buddhist
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Gestalt Therapy
Jungian Therapy
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Education: Ph.D., The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH, 1980

M.A., California State U., Dominguez Hills, CA., 1978

B.A., Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, 1975
License #: 000247
Licensed In: New York
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Washington Square Institute, New York, 1984
Professional Affiliations:
National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
Association for Psychological Science
Fee Schedule: Insurance copay rates vary by Insurance Company; check your policy.
Out-of-pocket rates start at $200 per session but can be negotiated according to your financial situation.
Accepted Insurance: Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Independence Blue Cross
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 9 pm
Additional Comments: Feel free to try me for a few sessions. I will do my best to be a dedicated partner in your journey to self-actualization.
Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D., Licensed Psychoanalyst in New York
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Accepting New Clients:  Yes
In Practice Since:  1980
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Evening Availability:  Yes
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