Dr. Sheldon Itzkowitz is a New York State Licensed Psychologist in full time private practice on Manhattan’s upper west side.  He has been a practicing psychologist for over 35 years during which time he has accumulated experience in both inpatient and private practice settings.

He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Yeshiva University in 1979, and in 1986 he was awarded the Certificate of Specialization in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis upon being graduated from The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Currently Dr. Itzkowitz is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology and Clinical Consultant at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, Guest Faculty, the Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions Program of The William Alanson White Institute, and on the teaching and supervisory faculty of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Program in Psychoanalysis and the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of  Trauma & Dissociation, an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives and a former President of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the New York State Psychological Association.  

His private practice activities include working with patients in individual, intensive psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and working with couples.  In addition to treating patients, he provides individual and group consultation/supervision and study groups to other mental health providers.

Dr. Itzkowitz’s clinical interests include working with trauma, including adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and people who struggle with dissociative disorders. He is also interested in the crisis of mid-life in men, and helping couples work through relational difficulties including communication problems and relationship betrayal.   

In addition to his clinical work Dr. Itzkowitz has presented extensively on working with trauma and dissociation both nationally and internationally.

He is the author of several publications including co-editing a new book with Elizabeth F. Howell Ph.D.,  “The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working With Trauma," published by Routledge, March 2016.


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