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About Me

I work with adults, seniors, and couples in ongoing, insight-oriented therapy. I completed postgraduate psychotherapy training at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society. I earned a PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center and an MSW from Columbia University. Besides private practice, I have worked as a clinician at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Washington Square Institute, and Montefiore Medical Center. I am an active member of multiple professional organizations related to psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I authored several peer-reviewed journal articles, am a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Currently, I am on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at the Contemporary Freudian Society and the Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I am qualified to assist with the full range of mental health issues including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Problems

  • LGBTQIA+ Issues

  • Adjusting to difficult challenges & transitions

  • Men's Issues

  • Mood Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • Perfectionism

  • Performance Problems

  • Self-Esteem Problems

  • Sexuality & Intimacy

  • Insomnia

  • Religion, Spirituality, and Interfaith issues

  • Trauma, Abuse, and PTSD

  • Creative blocks and feeling stuck

  • Phobias

  • Holocaust trauma (survivors and descendants of survivors)

Education & Clinical Training

Post-graduate clinical training, Contemporary Freudian Society

PhD, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

MSW, Columbia University

BS, Georgetown University

Publications & Presentations (partial list)

Graybow, S. (2023). Identity meets identification: Thinking psychoanalytically about antisemitism. Paper presented at the 2023 International Psychoanalytical Studies Organization conference in Florence, Italy. Paper was awarded 1st Prize in the 2023 IPSO writing contest. 

Graybow, S. & Simpson, G. A. (Eds.). (2021). Dialectics and psychoanalytic social work [Special feature section]. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 28(2), 97-148.

Graybow, S. & Simpson, G. A. (2021). Holding multiple perspectives in mind: The dialectics of contemporary clinical practice. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 28(2), 97-114.

Graybow, S. (2016, September). Clinical applications of Erich Fromm’s thought. Presentation at the international Erich Fromm doctoral seminar of the Erich Fromm study center of the International Psychoanalytic University, Tuebingen, Germany.

Graybow, S. (2015, March). Putting social theory into clinical practice: Incorporating Fromm’s theory of social character into a traditional psychodynamic treatment. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, Durham, NC.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

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psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, couples therapy, affordable therapy NYC
psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, couples therapy, affordable therapy NYC
psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, couples therapy, affordable therapy NYC
psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, couples therapy, affordable therapy NYC
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