Michelle O’Brien

I welcome your full self into the room. Together, we can support you in developing the space within yourself to be curious about yourself, and to move towards being able to tolerate all your feelings. From the difficult work environments, rocky relationships, violence of oppression to the resurfacing of your own past harms, we can explore it together. I work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, and trauma.

Using a psychoanalytic approach, I bring to my practice a strong attention to the impact of social injustice, institutionalized violence and social marginalization on our own lives and the lives of those we love. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and completed my PhD in Sociology at NYU. I am in formation as a psychoanalyst, currently a candidate at the Pulsion International Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychosomatics. As well as my clinical practice, I spent years coordinating the NYC Trans Oral History Project, organizing with communities impacted by HIV and AIDS, and on the frontlines of social justice advocacy.

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