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Woman Smiling
Woman Smiling


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, Dr. Horowitz 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 for treatment of trauma that is also highly effective for people struggling with performance issues.  
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, group psychotherapy, and in clinical supervision. She is a published author. And as an educator, she has taught advanced clinical courses and has contributed to continuing education websites for mental health professionals. Currently, she is a psychoanalytic supervisor for therapists in private practice.
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.