Dr. Mindy R. Schiffman

New York US

About Me

With nearly 35 years in practice, I have found that most clients need a combination of support, insight, and challenging interactions to help them grow and move past obstacles they are facing. I work with individuals and couples on the most intimate aspects of their lives, including their sexuality, relationships, and life and death issues. My style is interactive, and employs uncovering family of origin dynamics, but also more practical, cognitive and behavioral methods to help make changes more quickly. Since my schedule varies from week to week, new patients please message me so that we can set up a convenient time for an initial consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Qualifications

Experience


My specialty is in all aspects of loss, as reflected in relationship and family conflicts, sexual concerns and difficulties, and the emotional impact of medical illness, infertility, and bereavement.  I have extensive experience helping couples and individuals from diverse backgrounds and the LGBTQ community. Please be aware that for teletherapy, I can only work with people who live in New York State, where I am licensed as a Psychologist. 


I am a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist. I completed two years of post-doctoral training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in psycho-oncology, and in Human Sexuality at Cornell Medical Center. I am currently affiliated with NYU Medical Center in their fertility center and supervise in their Human Sexuality Program...My private practice is near Union Square in New York City. I also provide teletherapy with Will2Love, the sexual health and fertility on-line support network.

Education

1986-88 Post-doctoral Fellow Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Psycho-oncology

1986-88 Human Sexuality Fellow at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center

PhD 1985 Columbia University/Teachers College in Clinical Psychology

MBA 1979 Simmons College

BS 1973 Simmons College

Specialties

  • Sexual Issues
  • Marriage and Relationship Counseling
  • Bereavement and Grief
  • Anxiety and Depression