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, personality disorders, addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder, identity disturbances, and intimacy and sexual difficulties. Dr.Mazzella works with adults and adolescents utilizing either an individual, couple or family approach.
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). He 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 past Director of the IPTAR Clinical Center and he held the position of Professor at New York University and Fordham University. 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-stage Renal Disease from a psychodynamic perspective.