New York

A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in New York, USA interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.

New York City

Tessa Addison, LCSW, FIPA.  (Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York and Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association)
Location: New York, NY, USA and Worldwide via phone/video chat
Phone: +1.212.479.0800
Email: tessa.d.addison@gmail.com
Website: www.tessaaddison.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I work, via integrative culturally-sensitive psychodynamic psychotherapy, with a diverse clientele of adult individuals and couples; I also provide supervision to new clinicians. I bring to my work not only substantive training and many years of practice but also patience, empathy, curiosity, humor and reliability. My areas of interest and expertise are wide ranging and include identity formation and crisis, creative blocks, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem problems, LGBTQ issues, sexual difficulties, transitions, eating/body image struggles, procrastination, relationship conflicts, and the particular concerns of artists, academics, and those who live across and between cultures. Regardless of the specifics of their difficulties, my primary concern is to help my patients more successfully navigate challenges, come to better understand themselves, and learn to derive more satisfaction from their lives.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Having lived and travelled abroad at a critical point in my own development, I have some experience of the challenges of relocation and adjustment across geographies, cultures, and identities. In my work, I have regularly seen ex-pats, TCK adults, and those who have made homes and built lives in multiple locations.

Brent Bounds, PhD  – licensed NY State clinical psychologist
Location: New York, NY, USA
Phone: 646-455-3539
Email: brentboundsphd@gmail.com
Website:
Nationality: White/Caucasian & American Indian
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Christian (Presbyterian)
Clinical Specialties: Mental health issues for children, adolescents, adults and families; individual, marital/family; depression, anxiety, sexuality, addictive behaviors, Global Transitioning and TCK issues
Cross-Cultural Experience: Counselor/Teacher at MK ReEntry Seminar, Biola University (15 years); have worked with TCKs in private therapy

Dr. Elise McCrea Fischbacher, Ph.D., NCPsyA
Location: New York, NY, USA
Phone: (212) 600-4999
Email: efischbacher77@gmail.com
Website: www.nyctherapist.net
Nationality: French-American
Languages Spoken: fluent in English, French, Italian, some German
Religious Affiliation: Catholic/any
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Psychologist, Depression, Anxiety, Work-Life Balance, Expatriates, Cultural Issues, Adaptation, Stress Disorders, Marriage & Relationship Counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Over 20yrs of experience in helping multicultural and multilingual clients navigate a wide array of psychological ailments in Europe, the U.S., and Asia; Worked in various psychology departments in Parisian hospitals and have been in private practice in NYC for over a decade; Continue to teach psychoanalytical therapy via Skype in multiple universities in China.

Jean G. Fitzpatrick, NYS Licensed Psychoanalyst
Location: New York City (Midtown Manhattan) & Westchester County, NY, USA
Phone: 646-801-8550, 914-941-6478
Email: jean@therapistnyc.com
Website: www.therapistnyc.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English; knowledge of Italian, Spanish and French
Religious Affiliation: member, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, serving people of all faiths and no faith
Clinical Specialties: Marriage counseling, couples therapy, premarital, pre-baby, postpartum. Discernment counseling for partners deciding on divorce. Individual psychotherapy with highly sensitive people.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Over two decades serving international New Yorkers from across the globe. Expat European spouse. Extensive travel worldwide.

Alyson Jackson, LCSW
Location: New York, NY, USA
Phone: 917.753.0230
Email: alyson74@gmail.com
Website: Psychology Today Profile
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Existential, Humanistic, Agnostic, Atheist
Clinical Specialties: psychoanalytic and cognitive psychotherapy with adults coping with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, OCD, eating disorders, cross-cultural adjustment issues with specific focus on separation and identity, relational conflicts with partner and/or family, loss, issues of role confusion/transition.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Father was an MK; experience working with
International students both clinically and as a Psychology professor at Brooklyn College; current practice comprises a broad range of individuals seeking treatment in New York or via Skype from Germany, Korea, England, and Italy.

Brockman Seawell, MA
Location: New York, NY, USA
Phone: (212) 289-1790
Email: info@brock-nlp.com
Website: www.brock-nlp.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English and French
Religious Affiliation: Protestant
Clinical Specialties: I offer short-term, solution-focused therapy. The primary technique I use is NLP, a cognitive approach that is proactive and goal-oriented, one that challenges beliefs that no longer work. Areas of focus: career, relationships, creativity, life transitions, ex-pat, TCK and new immigrant support and identity, spirituality, bereavement and stress management
Cross-Cultural Experience: I was educated in Switzerland and have lived in London for five years.  I have worked with clients from Europe and Africa. I welcome professionals in the arts, as well as business to consult with me.

Mary Wallach, MFA, LCSW
Location: New York, NY, USA
Phone: 212.369.2194
Email: mary.wallach@verizon.net
Website: www.marywallach.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Eclectic/spiritual
Clinical Specialties: I work with arts and helping professionals around issues related to creative work, including stress and time management, assertiveness and negotiation and developing inner and outer resources. Other issues include depression, anxiety and bereavement.
Cross-Cultural Experience: For more than 20 years, I’ve seen individuals from a wide array of countries and cultures who have come to New York City to find satisfying professional and artistic lives.

Syracuse

Aaron T Tussing, LCSW
Location: Syracuse, NY, USA
Phone: 917-484-3189
Email: atussing@hotmail.com
Website: www.treasuretreatment.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, French, some Spanish, some Haitian Creole
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Clinical Specialties: trauma (EMDR trained), psychodynamic therapy (Gestalt trained), work around self-esteem, spiritual issues, cross-cultural issues
Cross-Cultural Experience: lived in Ireland for 3 years (Age 12, 15, 20), have been to Bolivia, Mexico, much of Europe, Caribbean. Adopted my son from Haiti (was there 3 times)

Westchester

Jill Kristal, Ph.D.
Location: Westchester, NY, USA
Phone: +1-914-374-7497
Email: jkristal@transitionallearning.com
Website: www.transitionallearning.com
Nationality: USA, English
Languages Spoken: English, some French
Religious Affiliation: Jewish
Clinical Specialties: children, adults, couples, adjustment, depression, anxiety, identity, EMDR level II certification
Cross-Cultural Experience: lived in London for 12 years, Clinical Director of the American Counseling Center, writer and speaker on relocation issues, creator of the YOUR MOVE! series of games to help families prepare for relocation, one year with my family spent traveling around the world.

Jean G. Fitzpatrick, NYS Licensed Psychoanalyst
Location: New York City (Midtown Manhattan) & Westchester County, NY, USA
Phone: 646-801-8550, 914-941-6478
Email: jean@therapistnyc.com
Website: www.therapistnyc.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English; knowledge of Italian, Spanish and French
Religious Affiliation: member, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, serving people of all faiths and no faith
Clinical Specialties: Marriage counseling, couples therapy, premarital, pre-baby, postpartum. Discernment counseling for partners deciding on divorce. Individual psychotherapy with highly sensitive people.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Over two decades serving international New Yorkers from across the globe. Expat European spouse. Extensive travel worldwide.

Statewide

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: New York, USA (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values