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

Treatment Catchment Area

New York County (NY) (Manhattan)

Primary Office

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