Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, evening, and weekend appointments at her Manhattan office; not currently accepting new clients at her Brooklyn office
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Amalea Seelig is a licensed psychologist in FiDi, Manhattan specializing in anxiety, addictive behavior, and depression. She works with adults of all ages, to untangle their thoughts and behavior and see new approaches to life.
Dr. Seelig's patients come with stress about their jobs, relationships, and the world. Sometimes they are in transition or facing a difficult event. Everyone wants to stop thinking too much. In a warm and direct way, Dr. Seelig addresses the everyday challenges of being alive.
In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she uses a solution-focused approach to find strategies that work quickly; mindfulness to support a growing awareness; and informed by Positive psychology, coaching to guide patients toward their potential.
Dr. Seelig received her Doctor of Psychology from William James College in Boston, MA and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry or nervousness, including feelings of panic
Addictions – Coping with emotional discomfort and reducing unwanted behavior related to technology, sex, exercise, food, or other people
Depression – Relieving symptoms of low motivation and energy, irritability, sadness, sleep and/or appetite changes, and loss of pleasure
Life transitions – Coping with impactful changes in the area of job/career, relationships, health, or aging
Existential challenges – Discovering meaning and purpose in life; experiencing the nature of freedom, being alone, and the limitations of being human
Stress management – Becoming successful at handling the stress of life and change; managing expectations for yourself and others and making beneficial choices
Communication skills – Developing effective ways to express yourself and relate to others
Relationships issues – Understanding your wants and needs; exploring patterns, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships of all kinds
Self-care – Seeing how to care for yourself and act on your own behalf
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-acceptance and authentic confidence; valuing who you uniquely are
Dr. Seelig is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $275/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. Dr. Seelig currently has no sliding-scale availability, but clients can be added to a short waiting list.
Therapist's note: Dr. Seelig can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"Therapy can be such an asset. As the stigma of mental health decreases, we understand how common stress is for everyone. With a fresh perspective and some guidance, you can see ways past this. You can rise, enjoy life better, and even thrive. In a conversation with humor and humanity, my patients begin to get there."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Solution-focused therapySolution focused therapy is a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change that is conducted through direct observation of clients' responses to a series of precisely constructed questions. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Positive Psychology Positive Psychology focuses on positive emotions and client strengths, rather than deficits in order to reduce negative symptoms. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Behavioral Medicine Associates, 2011 - Present
CHE Behavioral Health Services
The Center for Psychotherapy
William James College, PsyD, 2007
Boston University, MA
Brandeis University, BS