PARC’s FOUNDING THERAPISTS
Barbara G. Feld, LCSW, BCD • Jerome Leff, LCSW, BCD • Harriet B. Pappenheim, LCSW, BCD
Barbara Feld, Jerome Leff, Harriet Pappenheim
If you are looking for a couples therapist, experience and training make all the difference. The PARC Group offers some of the best in the Big Apple! At PARC, there are no supervisees, no recent graduates – only seasoned therapists with over 20 years’ experience. We know how to help!
The founding therapists of Park Avenue Relationship Consultants (PARC) are highly experienced and expertly trained clinicians. Each is duly licensed by the State of New York to practice individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Each has received advanced training and certification from respected psychotherapy or psychoanalytic training institutes.
In addition, each of our 12 highly experienced affiliate therapists has received advanced training and certification and is duly licensed by the State of New York.
Harriet B. Pappenheim, LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate, is in private practice in New York City. She is the author of Bringing Home the Bacon (HarperCollins), recently published in paperback as For Richer or Poorer: Keeping Your Marriage Happy When She’s Making More Money. She has been featured on national radio and on Good Morning America and the Today Show. She has written and presented numerous scientific papers nationally and internationally on psychotherapy…
psychoanalysis, and couple therapy, is the co-editor of a psychoanalytic journal and is on the Editorial Board of the Psychoanalytic Inquiry Journal. She has organized, produced and participated in over twenty psychoanalytic conferences in New York City. She has also served on the faculty of various training institutes including Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, National Institute of the Psychotherapies, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center and the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy. She is a Past President and member of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society, a former delegate to the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies, a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Psychological Association, and the New York State Society of Clinical Social Work. She was originally trained in adult, child and group psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City.
Jerome Leff, LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate, is a graduate of the Adult Psychoanalytic Program, Group Therapy Training Program, and Treatment of Families and Couples Training Program at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. A Board Certified Diplomate, he maintains a full-time private practice in Manhattan and Southampton, Long Island. For 30 years, he served as the Associate Director of the Postgraduate Center’s Group Analytic Training Program…
the leading facility of its kind in the United States. As a Senior Supervisor and faculty member, Jerry continues to train and supervise younger therapists in individual, group, and couples treatment. A member of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and the American Group Psychotherapy Association, he is a frequent presenter at national conferences. Jerry has achieved a distinguished academic and clinical career both in Manhattan and Long Island.
Barbara G. Feld, LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate,
is an Associate Clinical Professor and Head of Residency Training and Supervision in Couple and Family Therapy at Mt. Sinai Medical Center
. A Board Certified Diplomate, Barbara maintains a full-time private practice in Manhattan where she has been helping individuals, couples, groups, and families better their relationships for over 30 years.
She is an active member of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society
, where she served on the Board of Directors for many years and as Secretary for 2 terms. She has also served on numerous committees of the American Group Psychotherapy Association
and was previously chair of the Family and Group Therapy committees of the New York City Society for Clinical Social Work
. She is also a member of the American Family Therapy Academy
and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
. Barbara has also been on the editorial board of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society’s journal GROUP for many years. She is known for her writing about couple therapy, couples group therapy, her editing of 3 Journals on the topic, and for the many workshops and presentations she has given on these topics across the US for the past 20 years. She is a graduate of the Object Relations Theory and Therapy Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry
and the Bronx State Family Studies Program.
Susan A. Klett, LCSW-R, NCPsyA, Board Certified Diplomate,
is the Co-Director of Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health. A Board Certified Diplomate, Susan maintains a private practice in Manhattan treating individuals, couples, families, groups and providing clinical supervision to psychotherapists. She received her MSSW from Columbia University and a Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from The Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
where she has been a faculty member. Susan is on faculty, Supervisor, Training Analyst, Director of Continuing Education and Founder and Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training and Group Programs at WSI. She is on the Editorial Board of Issues in Psychoanalytic Psychology. Susan is the Past President of The Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society
, a Former board and faculty member of Postgrad* The Institute of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society.
She is the Former Chair of the Education Committee of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work. Susan has published articles and reviews on Trauma, Eating Disorders, Couple Treatment and on the Psychoanalytic Process. She has lectured Nationally and Internationally.
Gwenn A. Nusbaum, LCSW, CGP, Board Certified Diplomate, received Certifications in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy from Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, as well as Certification in Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions from William Alanson White. For over 25 years, she has specialized in the treatment of trauma and loss, as well as relational traumas including sexual abuse and relationship betrayals. Gwenn offers workshops and seminars at various psychoanalytic institutes and has presented internationally on the subject of trauma and intimacy. She is on the Executive Board of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society and Chair of the Trauma Studies and Treatment Committee for the New York City Society for Clinical Social Work, as well as senior faculty and supervisor at the Postgraduate Group Therapy Training Institute. In addition to writing professional articles, Gwenn’s poems have received a Pushcart Nomination, Honorary Mention and a Gradiva Nomination for Best Poem from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.
Joan R Brady, LCSW is in private practice in Greenwich Village and Brooklyn Heights in New York City. She has extensive post graduate training in couple and family therapy (from Ackerman Institute in service training) and in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. She has been in private practice for over 30 years. She works with individuals and couples who struggle with a range of issues including relationship, parenting, career and bereavement, all often compounded by anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. She is on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center since its inception in 1989 and has been training mental health professionals for many years. She teaches and supervises there as well as serving on many clinical and administrative committees. She is a member of the American Association of Psychoanalytic Social Workers, the New York Society of Clinical Social Workers, and the Women’s Mental Health Consortium.
Gail Grace, LCSW, is a graduate of the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health where she received certification in Adult Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and also served as a faculty member. She is also on the faculty at The Postgraduate Psychoanalytic program at Derner Institute/Adelphi University. Gail maintains a full-time private psychotherapy practice in Manhasset, NY, where she works with individuals, couples and groups in the treatment of relationship issues, anxiety and depression, postpartum depression, grief and women’s health issues. She has presented papers at professional conferences on topics including boundaries, bereavement and the effect of loss on couples and was an Associate Editor for the Journal Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She is also a member of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Education Committee and the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers.
Kent Jarratt, LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate, is a graduate of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, the Milton H. Erickson New York Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, and the Washington Psychoanalytic Foundation New Directions Program. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in both the School of Social Work and the Mental Health Counseling Program at Hunter College/CUNY and was named the Greta Singer Memorial Lecturer at Monmouth University in 2011. A Board Certified Diplomate, Kent has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in New York City for over 25 years working with individuals, couples, and families. He supervises other mental health professionals through his work at social service organizations such as the Hetrick-Martin Institute and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. His public presentations have included such topics as sexual addiction, substance abuse, and the use of hypnosis in psychotherapeutic treatment.
Andrew J. Karpf, PhD, Board Certified is a graduate of NYU’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. A Board Certified Diplomate, Andrew has maintained a private psychotherapy practice for over 34 years. He has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with issues including depression, eating disorders, grief and bereavement, and psychosis. In addition, he counsels couples around a variety of issues, including inter-cultural and interracial concerns, blended families, and co-parenting issues. Actively involved in the education of beginning therapists, he is the Director of the Training Program in Psychoanalytic Supervision at the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies of Adelphi University, where he is on the faculty in the Training Program in Adult Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is also a supervisor and training analyst at the Derner Institute’s Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, the Training Institute for Mental Health, and Beth-Israel Medical Center.
Susan Reifer, LCSW, is a graduate of the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health with certification in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She received training in Family therapy at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. Susan has maintained a private practice on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, working with individuals, couples, and families, for 27 years. She has extensive experience working in the areas of communication skills, pre-marital preparation, and infidelity, as well as the treatment of eating disorders and depression. Actively involved in the education of other mental health professionals, she has taught at Yeshiva University, the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work and the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. Susan has appeared on television, speaking on the topic of exercise and bulimia.
David Wyner, LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate, trained at the New York Center for Psychotherapy. A Board Certified Diplomate, David has been in private practice for over than 30 years, specializing in individual psychotherapy as well as couples counseling. He has an extensive background in self, relational, and traditional psychoanalytic techniques, and also draws on his diverse teaching experience at The Juilliard School of Music and The Jewish Theological Seminary. He spent 15 years as Director of the Riverdale Associates for Psychotherapy, where he taught and supervised other therapists. David is affiliated with the Montefiore Medical Center and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where he has presented clinical and theoretical papers.
Wolfgang Pappenheim, M.D., DPM,has maintained a varied private practice in Manhattan for adults, adolescents and children, individuals, couples and family groups. He undertook training in psychoanalysis at the Institute of the British Psychoanalytical Society, having received his medical degrees from the School of Physics, Trinity College, University of Dublin. After a stint of medical practice in the East End of London, he trained in psychiatry at Runwell Hospital, at the Cassel Hospital for Functional Nervous Disorders and at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and Clinic. He also had a private psychiatric practice in London. In Manhattan, he became a founder and director of THE PARENTS’ CENTER, served as Clinical Director at the Jewish Board of Guardians, Psychiatric Consultant for the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and the Children’s Aid Society. He is a trustee, faculty member and clinical supervisor for the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (NYC). He is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association, the British Psychoanalytical Society, the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (USA).
Tucker Ranson, LCSW, is a graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work and The Postgraduate Center for Mental Health Training Institute program in Adult Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy as well as the Certificate program in Supervision of the Psychoanalytic Process. Tucker has served as President of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society, as well as on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the By-Laws Committee. He is a graduate of Bellevue Department of Social Work’s Ongoing Seminar in Family Therapy. Tucker also holds a Certificate from New York University School of Social Work’s Post-Masters Seminar on Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abusers. He has maintained a private practice for individuals and couples for twenty years as well as serving as Adjunct Assistant Professor and Field Work Instructor for NYU School of Social Work. He has recently retired from a long career as a Social Work Supervisor in Bellevue Hospital Center Department of Psychiatry, where he served for nineteen years as Director of a treatment program for seriously and persistently mentally ill and substance abuse patients. Tucker is a former professional photographer whose work was included in The Best of Life.
Janet Baumann, PhD, LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate,
is a faculty member and supervisor at Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute and Counseling Center
and a supervisor at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
. She received a certificate in psychoanalysis and earned her certifications in Group Therapy, Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, and Short-Term Therapy from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
. She was the recipient of the Asya Kadis Award for Excellence in Group Therapy in 2010 and the Distinguished Faculty Award from Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute
in 2001. She is a Past President of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society
and former Director of the Group Therapy Training Program at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
. Dr. Baumann has a private practice in Manhattan working with individuals, couples and groups. She has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma and has conducted a number of trauma groups at various agencies, hospitals and clinics following September 11, 2001. In addition, she is the author of Older Adults and Their Recollections of September 11th, 2001: Survival and the Aftermath
Teresa Solomita, LCSW-R, NCPsyA, trained at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, The Center for Group Studies, and The Couples Institute. She is a NAAP certified psychoanalyst and an active member of the New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers, the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, The Society of Modern Psychoanalysts and the CMPS Alumni Association. Teresa has been in practice for over 10 years, specializing in working with people who are struggling in their relationships and have a desire to change. Treatment modalities include individuals, couples and groups. She also has experience as an EAP counselor, performing short-term counseling and assessment, and worked for several years as an Assistant Director for the SBPC Mapleton Clinic where she treated patients and supervised staff. She has given various workshops at CMPS and EGPS including such topics as counter-transference love and group beginnings. She draws upon her prior extensive mediation experience as a Business Analyst for Fortune 500
Helen Goldberg, L.C.S.W., is a clinician with over thirty years experience in the practice of individual psychotherapy and couples counseling, as well as supervision of students. She is a graduate and Senior Member of NPAP (the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis). Currently, Helen Goldberg is Dean, Faculty and Curriculum Committee, and a Member of the NPAP Board of Directors. She has served on many committees of NPAP. Helen is also affiliated as a Supervisor and therapist at the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Teaneck, N.J. At this Training Institute, she has also served as a Faculty Member and Member of the Training Committee.
David J Dumais, LCSW, CGP is a graduate of the NYU School of Social Work with over 25 years of experience in hospitals, clinics, schools and private practice with adolescents, couples and families. David’s current focus is on Families in Transition, working with couples and children in divorce. He is also a specialist in adolescent development. He is on the faculty of the Center for Group Studies, and provides training and supervision for the American Groups Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) for guidance counselors, social workers and drug counselors. He maintains offices in both Brooklyn and Manhattan, working with individuals, couples, families and groups.
Juliet Heeg, LCSW-R
received her MSW from NYU and a post-graduate certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC). She is also certified in Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples through Ackerman’s EFT program. Her specialties in couples’ and family work include: Cross-Cultural issues, Life Transitions, Infidelity, Grief, and working with illness. She is Co-Chair of PPSC’s Annex, a Continuing Education forum as well as the Founder of PPSC’s Shrinkrap, a newsletter on mental health issues. Juliet has published on the subjects of happiness, loneliness and money in Organic Spa Magazine and more recently articles such as “Mind-Body Cancer Care”
for Insider’s Guide to Spas where she is the Mind-Body Editor.
Juliet is a member of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) where she has presented internationally as well as at several venues in NYC where for over 20 years she has maintained a private practice.
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