Bryan Batista-Thomas

I often work with people who do not know themselves; experience deep feelings of emptiness, dread, shame, and/or a diffuse sense of their multiple identities; suffer with anxieties, fears and phobias; have difficulties around sex, their sexuality and/or gender; suffer with physical ailments not otherwise explained by medicine; issues with body image, and those struggling with their eating.

I also work with people who have worked both with and as sex workers and with those who patronize sex workers, persons who are attracted to minors, and those whose sexually maladaptive behavior has caused disruption in their lives. This includes those with legal involvement.

My style is marked by a deep openness to experience and a revisiting of emotions and memories in a non-judgmental and collaborative environment. In this jointly created space, we’ll work toward possible goals such as: stopping repetitive destructive behaviors, achieving satisfying relationships, and reaching your creative, emotional and professional potential.

My clinical training includes a Master of Social Work from New York University during which I was trained at Fundación Aiglé in the Argentine Model of Integrative Psychotherapy. I have post-graduate training in Parent-Infant Nonverbal Communication with Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D., Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions from the William Alanson White Institute. I am currently a psychoanalytic candidate at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association

Aside from clinical work, I maintain an ongoing interest and connection with the arts and humanities. I have completed a Master of Arts in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. More recently, I have undertaken a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts at the Graduate Institute of St. John’s College – Annapolis

I have lived, studied, and worked cross-culturally in Israel, Brazil, and Argentina, and speak Portuguese and English fluently. 

You can read more about me on my website, here.

Emailing me at is the fastest way to get in touch. You can also schedule a 15-minute phone consultation with me here.