Susan N. Finkelstein, LCSW


Susan Finkelstein is the Director of Understanding Primitive Mental States, a program committed to studying Contemporary Kleinian Theory and Technique. She teaches Claustro-Agoraphobic Dilemma, Schizoid Phenomena; If I Were You, a course dedicated to Borderline Personality Disorders; The Not-I Personality of Narcissistic Pathological States; Enactment in the Transference-Countertransference Dynamic and The Internal World and Its Objects. Additionally, Susan co-teaches Freudian and Kleinian Theory and Clinical Technique with David Bell, MD, from London.

Analytic Training

Contemporary Freudian Society, Member 1986; Training and Supervising Analyst 1998
IPTAR, Member
ApsaA co-chairs discussion group on Schizoid Modes in Narcissistic and Borderline States

Practice Details

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Conflicts with creativity, Couples therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Grief and mourning, Relationships, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions

Primary Office

Address: 25 East 10th Street #1E, New York, NY 10003
Main Phone Number: 212-254-8501
Email Address:
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