Your Mental Health is Priority
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).
“It’s my mission to build a trusting relationship that will enable each patient to experience aspects of one's inner life that are hidden away from conscious awareness"
- Dr. Mazzella
Why Choose Dr. Mazzella?
Dr. Mazzella has been practicing supportive, insight oriented psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for close to 20 years. His education at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), as well as his practical experience have led to his clinical approach, which is grounded in the belief that therapy is a partnership.
With guidance one becomes aware of the underlying sources of their difficulties. Exploration of past and present experiences leads to increased awareness and this insight provides more relief from life’s struggles than one can ever receive from homework assignments or advice. Because psychoanalysis is a comprehensive theory of human mental functioning, Dr. Mazzella works with a wide spectrum of emotional difficulties from brief crises in life to more ingrained longstanding problems, such as self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder, identity disturbances, and intimacy and sexual difficulties. Dr. Mazzella works with adolescents, adults and couples utilizing an intrapsychic and interpersonal psychodynamic approach.
Latest Blog Posts
In my earlier blogs I stated that there are many different causes, or pathways, that lead to depression. The goal of this brief commentary is to focus on the role anger and aggression play in keeping the depressed mental state alive. The emphasis will be on a few different ways that anger and aggression directly impact …
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 …
Narcissistic deflation as a pathway to Depression It is important to discern what is driving the depression. There are many different pathways that cause depression, which are not mutually exclusive, and a thorough assessment with careful attention to one’s history will help guide an effective treatment approach. A few thoughts on 1 pathway: From what …
The goal of this brief commentary is to provide you with a better understanding of what drives depression. I wanted to put this out there now because the relationship between the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and depression has been well documented and rates of depression have been on the rise. I would like to address …
In an earlier commentary I spoke about the important and often times unrecognized role loss plays in depression. I detailed and began to discuss why some of us suffer from depression while others have a capacity to better tolerate everyday feelings of disappointment and sadness. I mentioned that the symptoms typically associated with depression are …
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 ...