A Short Good Life

Philip Lister, MD
905 5th Ave # 1B
New York, NY 10021
(212) 570-9441

Adult and Child Psychiatrist
Adult and Child Psychoanalyst
Trained in Somatic Experiencing and EMDR

Works with children, teens, adults, couples.

Interests:
anxiety and depression
loss, trauma, PTSD
relationship problems and parenting challenges

Philip Lister, MD

The key ingredient for effective psychotherapy is the establishment of an alliance, built on trust and mutual respect. With this foundation, we can explore present difficulties, their roots in the past, and manifestations - in relationships with loved ones, work relationships, feelings about oneself, difficulty with impulses, inhibitions, or mood. In addition to detailing life in the present and past, an exploration of one's inner life - dreams and daydreams - can be of great value, in achieving self-awareness. Our relationship in therapy offers an invaluable window into how our hopes and fears influence our behavior.

I love working with adults and with children of all ages. Psychoanalytic training informs my perspective, although I am keenly aware of the need for efficiency, and do not allow therapy to languish. Employing a developmental perspective, I believe "we are all the ages we have ever been." I also work in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in the last decade.

My practice is informed by personal experiences. I benefited enormously from personal psychoanalysis in my twenties, from couples counseling in the context of the death of a child in my forties, and from EMDR and Somatic Experiencing in my fifties, after a traumatic loss. My tools and capacities are forged from these experiences.

Feel free to contact me

Philip Lister, MD
905 5th Ave # 1B
New York, NY 10021
(212) 570-9441