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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). 

“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

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

ANXIETY

DEPRESSION

MARRIAGE & COUPLES COUNSELING

PERSONALITY
DISORDERS

STRESS
MANAGEMENT

ADOLESCENT
COUNSELING

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.

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Stress, Anxiety and Panic: One Cause and a Treatment Approach

The goal of this brief commentary is to provide you with a better understanding of what causes stress, anxiety and panic attacks. Since these disorders are quite complicated with more than one cause, for the purpose of this article I will focus only on the role of separation and loss. For a general overview of …

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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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Anger and Aggression: Another Cause of Depression

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 …

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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 is causing my Depression: A Blow to Self Esteem as a Pathway to Depression

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 …

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COVID-19 and Depression: A Psychodynamic Perspective on Symptom Formation Part I

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 …

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