I have over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples on a wide variety of life problems and becoming unstuck in their lives. My approach is supportive and empathic in helping clients recognize their own needs and strengths, and feel more optimistic about their future. I work to help people develop greater trust in themselves and others, and in doing so achieve greater self confidence and healthy self assertion. Over the years I have seen considerable benefit in focusing on what is felt within the therapeutic relationship as a valuable source of understanding and discovering possibilities for change.
I have a Ph.D in clinical psychology from Columbia University where I been an Adjunct Professor for many years. I have a certificate in psychoanalysis from New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. I have taught at Pace University and at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.
New York University, Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Awards and Publications
New York State Best Doctoral Disertation 1993
Narrative Permeability: Crossing the Dissociative Barrier In and Out of Films, Literature and Medicine, Volume 25 No. 2 - Heiserman, A. & Spiegel, M. (2007)
Narcissism Affect and Gender: An Empirical Examination of Kernberg's Kohut's Series of Narcissism, Psychoanalytic Psychology Volume 15, No. 1 - Heiserman, A.(1998)
The Foundation of Effective and Gratifying Parent/Child Communication, Family Perspective Volume 3, No. 2 - Heiserman, A. (1996)