Dr. Mazzella has been practicing supportive, insight oriented psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for 15 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.
Dr. Mazzella works to build a trusting relationship that will enable each patient to experience aspects of his/her inner life that are hidden away from conscious awareness. With guidance one becomes aware of the underlying sources of his/her 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, substance abuse, addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder, identity disturbances, and intimacy and sexual difficulties. Dr. Mazzella works with adults, adolescents and children utilizing either an individual, couple or family approach.
Anthony Mazzella, P.h.D, is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice, located in New York City, New York. He is a member at 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 a Fellow of the IPA.
Dr. Mazzella remains on faculty, as well as holding a supervisory role in both the Child and Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Programs at the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP). Dr. Mazzella is also recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education.
Additionally, Dr. Mazzella is the Director of the IPTAR Clinical Center and a supervisor at the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health (MCMH). In his previous capacity, Dr. Mazzella worked as a dialysis social worker for 11 years, where he has published articles on treating patients with end-state Renal Disease from a psychodynamic perspective. Dr. Mazzella previously held the position of Professor at New York University and Fordham University.
Currently, Dr. Mazzella works to provide unrivaled care to his patients through his private practice. To reach Dr. Mazzella’s office to schedule an appointment or receive more information regarding his private practice, Click the “Contact Me” button above.