Jonathan Schnapp, LCSW, is a New York State Licensed
Psychotherapist, who received a Masters Degree at Fordham University Graduate
School for Social Services, before continuing his training at The Metropolitan Institute for Training
in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP). Jonathan specializes in
individual psychotherapy for adults of all ages.
His practice is conveniently located at 240 Madison Avenue (between 37th and 38th Street), near Grand
Central Station, in the heart of New York City, and numerous public
"I love what I do."
Working with people to help them gain a deeper understanding
of themselves is both an incredible challenge and a great privilege. I try to
avoid labels such as "good" and "bad" because it is a
form of judgment and tends to limit the exploration of our inner selves. I work with you to better understand your personal
experience, so that you can take better advantage of the assets, attributes and
passions that drive you.
Although my practice method is psychoanalytically-oriented, I use an
eclectic approach, which considers the individual's needs, as opposed to
a one-size fits all practice. I believe that we all do things for a
reason, and understanding the meaning behind those reasons, can help us
gain a deeper understanding of who we are, which can ultimately help us
become better versions of ourselves.
Sessions are 45 minutes and held at least once per week. I have found that meeting more than once weekly is often more helpful, although this is something that is addressed on a case by case basis.
I think of the work as a collaborative effort. Although I'm a trained professional, you are ultimately the expert when it comes to you. I'm generally skeptical of quick fixes, as many of our difficulties come from years and years of patterned thoughts and behaviors, often beginning before our earliest memories. The timeline varies, as it is not uncommon for people to come in for specific reasons, and have those reasons change over time. We are always changing, so it is not surprising that things shift over time.
Coming to therapy is a sign of relative health. This may seem counter-intuitive, but the fact that you have the motivation and desire to improve things is a positive sign. People come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Some people may be struggling with severe symptoms, while others may feel that although things are going well, they could be better, or that something is missing. Treatment is a way of taking care of yourself. It's not always the easiest process, but it is often a very rewarding one. I look forward to taking the journey with you.
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