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Meet Anthony Mazzella, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst in New York City with close to 20 years of experience.
Anthony Mazzella, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He is a training analyst and full member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training & Research (IPTAR), as well as being a current member of The International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA). Membership in the IPA is restricted to psychoanalysts who fulfill the most rigorous and recognized international standards for psychoanalytic training in the world. Dr. Mazzella is both a Fellow of the IPA and at IPTAR. Dr. Mazzella is on faculty and is a supervisor at IPTAR and the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP).
"My mission is to build a trusting relationship that will allow you to gain insight into your inner life and behaviors so you can make more deliberate choices and therefore lead a more fulfilling life..."
- Dr. Mazzella
Why Choose Dr. Mazzella?
Dr. Mazzella is an NYC-based psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with over 20 years of clinical experience. He trained at the renowned Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) with continued involvement with the organization to this day. He believes psychodynamic therapy to be an essential component of psychological work, benefiting individuals from all walks of life.
Dr. Mazzella believes that psychodynamic psychotherapy is effective for those dealing with overwhelming emotions. One of the benefits of his approach is that it helps to create a safe and trusting relationship, which is particularly helpful for learning new coping skills and strategies to manage your problems. By exploring your thoughts and feelings, you'll gain a deeper understanding of what might be causing your problems. As you work through these emotions in a supported environment, you'll feel more able to tackle them on your own.
Dr. Mazzella works with a wide range of individuals (e.g., adolescents, adults, and couples) to address a variety of emotional difficulties, such as interpersonal problems, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Dr. Mazzella's approach focuses on insight-oriented psychodynamic therapy, emphasizing exploration of past and present experiences. For a deeper understanding of how Dr. Mazzella thinks about psychology and works with his patients, please click on any of his latest articles below.
If you're looking for a compassionate and skilled therapist to help you navigate life's challenges, please contact Dr. Anthony Mazzella. His years of experience and superb training have equipped him to be a leading psychotherapist and psychoanalyst.
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Anger and Aggression: Another Cause of Depression
Anger and Aggression: Another Cause of Depression In my earlier articles, I state that there are many different causes of and pathways to depression. This commentary focuses on the role anger and aggression play in keeping the depressed mental state alive (i.e., allowing it to persist). It puts particular emphasis on a few ways anger …
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Why Couples Fight
Why Couples Fight- The Role of Unconscious Beliefs and Indifference In an earlier article, I proposed–and demonstrated with a clinical example–that difficulties with reflection impact the way couples communicate (click here to read that article). In the present article, I expand upon this idea and posit that couples often fight because they have unconscious beliefs …
Anger, Aggression, and the Abusive Personality: A Sense of Entitlement
Anger, Aggression, and the Abusive Personality: A Sense of Entitlement In this commentary, I explore warning signs of an abusive personality. I first examine some causes of abusive behavior, then I attempt to address a common question I hear in my practice: “Do you think I am an abuser?” With a few clinical examples, I …
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Anxiety and Panic: One Cause and a Treatment Approach
Anxiety and Panic: One Cause and a Treatment Approach The goal of this commentary is to provide you with a better understanding of potential causes of anxiety and panic attacks. While the origins of these disorders are complex and often arise from multiple causes, I will focus on the role of separation and loss for …
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How Does Psychotherapy Work and What Leads to Lasting Change?
From time to time the question will arise, how does psychotherapy work, or, how is therapy going to help me? The goal of this brief commentary is to look at two quotes that nicely capture, in my opinion, that which leads to symptom improvement. I will attempt to integrate these two quotes into my way …
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What is Causing My Depression: A General Overview on Causation and Treatment
The goal of this brief commentary is to provide you with a slightly different understanding of depression, a perspective that you may not necessarily find in your usual internet search. It is important to put my bias up front, I am a trained psychoanalyst, so the perspective I take is solely psychodynamic and is built …
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WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING
I never tried therapy before because I was not a big believer. My wife talked me into this but after having met with Dr. Mazzella 3x I can see how it is going to be valuable. He had a consultation with me and did not try to convince me to return, that is what I respected most. I plan to continue with him and work on what we identified together as areas where I can improve.
I have been pleased with Dr. Mazzella. Part of the reason I came to see him had to do with conflicts in many of my relationships. I thought it was my boss or my friends but slowly over thime he showed me how, without realizing it, I would create a script of someone judging or being critical of me. Understanding this about myself has truly enriched my relations and has allowed me to have more meaningful relationships. I fully recommend him to you!
I’ve never had psychotherapy before but I’d been curious after researching it. I found Dr. Mazzella to be open and forthright in an incredibly reliving way. He listens very carefully to the things I say, how I say them and where I need to explore. He lets me speak what’s on my mind and mostly encourages me to continue my thoughts and hypotheses. In each session he will astutely call me back to a pattern he recognised or a behaviour that needed reflection. This leaves me with just enough to think about and process between our sessions ...