Jean Fitzpatrick, L.P.

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I have been working with couples and individuals in the New York area for nearly twenty years.   People tell me that in the midst of the busy week our sessions are a peaceful, nurturing place to get in touch with their best self and find a new balance in life. I have helped individuals  and  couples  heal from pain, gain confidence, and enjoy their relationships. 

When you come for your first session, I'll create a safe, supportive environment for you to talk about your concerns. I am active, drawing on many different aspects of my training and experience to understand you and meet your unique needs. With couples I use current research to help you learn to manage conflict and create a healthy, fulfilling relationship. With individuals I draw on my creativity and skills to help you discover your strengths and move forward.  

My approach is supportive and respectful.  If you are dealing with difficult emotions such as anger, grief, or fear, I am comfortable with these and will work with you to create a safe place for you to experience, understand, and cope with them.  

A New York State licensed psychoanalyst, I am a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).  You may have seen me interviewed on CNN or in USA Today, the NY Daily News, or other media outlets where the subject is marriage and family life.  My articles 
on family life and emotional and spiritual growth have appeared in many national magazines over the past twenty-five years, including Parents,Working MotherThe New York Times Magazine, and Family Circle, and I have written 6 books on family life.  My columns appear on and the Episcopal Cafe, and I was a contributing author to From the Ashes:  A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America, a collection of essays written after September 11.  I have also written on sandplay for the journal Women & Therapy.  For more about my books or to read excerpts, please visit my website  

At Brown University I received my A.B. with honors, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and earned my M.A. After studying at the Maryknoll School of Theology, I completed psychoanalytic training at the Westchester Institute, where I am now a member of the faculty and a supervising analyst.  I am a moderator of the pastoral-counseling list on the Internet. 

I consider it a privilege to help the people who come to me.  Sometimes the hardest thing about therapy is making that first contact by phone or email, but when you do, you are taking the first step toward the life that you want. 

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New York City NY