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Lois Horowitz, Ph.D., LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice with offices in Chelsea, New York City, and in Newburgh, New York (Hudson Valley).
For more than 25 years, she has provided psychotherapy and counseling for clients in individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and couples counseling. She is also trainied in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a therapeutic tool and trauma treatment that helps people to identify and work on past and present problems, and can be highly effective for performance blockages in business, athletics, and the performing arts.  
 
Dr Horowitz  is an author and contributor to PsyBC.com, the award winning online continuing education website for mental health professionals. As an educator, she has taught as an adjunct professor of advanced clinical courses at Adelphi University's School of Social Work.
 
Dr. Horowitz's master's and doctorate degrees are from New York University's School of Social Work (License Number: PRO 22822). She also has three advanced degrees in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and in clinical supervision.
 
TREATMENT APPROACH
 
 
In psychotherapy and couples counseling, Dr. Horowitz uses a flexible and interactive approach to assist clients in developing new coping strategies. She does this by helping clients to understand how their moods are influenced by the interplay between biological factors and their past and present experiences. Dr. Horowitz also educates clients about the new advances in neuroscience that emphasize the role of the brain in shaping how we feel and our ability to manage uncomfortable feelings. This body of research informs us about why it is often so hard to change how we feel. It confirms why it is difficult to "snap out" of negative feeling states.
 
Dr. Horowitz's practice includes work with a wide variety of individuals and couples whose presenting issues are quite diverse. Some of the typical issues she works with in her psychotherapy and counseling practice are:
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Troubles (family, work, friends)
  • Couples Issues (marital conflict, divorce, relationship problems of people living together or separately, straight, gay and lesbian, transgender)
  • Job Stress and Dissatisfaction
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues (LGBTQ)
  • Identity Issues
  • Substance Abuse and Recovery Issues
  • Coping with Chronic Illness
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma
 
For additional information regarding her services, or to make an appointment, please visit the Contact page of this website.