Anthony Cianci IV
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, and evening appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Relationship issues
- Gender and sexuality
- Identity/Personality issues
- Social issues
- Child and adolescent therapy
Anthony Cianci is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greenwich Village. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults and from a wide range of backgrounds as they navigate questions related to identity, relationships, and psychological well-being.
A major focus of Anthony's practice is in seeing individuals for long-term, insight-oriented therapy to address anxiety, depression, trauma and other difficulties in living. Anthony has a special interest in personal identity and the ways in which various aspects of personhood, such as race, gender and sexuality, influence experiences in relationships and the world at large. He also explores with clients the ongoing influence of intergenerational trauma on their upbringing, family relationships, and worldview.
With children, he utilizes a combination of talk and play therapy to help them better manage their feelings and behavior. He endorses a broad perspective to understanding ADHD and other behavioral diagnoses, considering the environmental factors that contribute to the manifestation of various symptoms.
Anthony is a certified psychoanalyst and utilizes psychoanalytic perspectives in effort to make meaning out of maladaptive patterns and formative life experiences. Anthony strives to create an open environment for clients to introspect and express themselves in new ways. His office is conveniently accessible by the 14th Street Union Square and 8th Street subway stations.
Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy – Deepening awareness and understanding of formative experiences and their impact on current life and relationships
Relationship issues – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Gender and sexuality – Exploring topics of gender and sexuality for individual across a range of gender and sexual orientations; navigating relationship, familial, and cultural challenges; addressing problematic sexual behaviors and patterns; LGBTQIA issues
Identity/Personality issues – Addressing issues related to different aspects of personal identity, such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience; relationships and the world at large; self-expression; personality disorders
Social issues – Addressing contemporary social issues individuals face today, including topics of race, culture, and ethnicity
Child and adolescent therapy – Supporting children, adolescents, and their families through behavioral, academic, and social challenges
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anger management – Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Compulsive behaviors – Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Transgender & gender identity topics – Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anthony is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
- Initial/ongoing sessions: $175/session (45min)
- Initial/ongoing sessions: $225/session (60min)
Therapist's note: Anthony can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"I believe that the central goal of all psychotherapy is to develop the ability to put into words our thoughts, feelings, memories and fantasies. I am attentive, supportive and encourage reflection on both past and present life experiences. I strive to create a environment that encourages openness and vulnerability and place high value in a strong, working therapeutic relationship. I strongly believe that psychotherapy offers the potential to better understand oneself in an effort towards healing, growth and change."
Treatment approachesExistential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Play Therapyxxxx (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center, Clinician, 2011 - Present
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist, 2012 - 2017
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Certification in Psychoanalysis, 2017
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Certification in Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2014
Columbia University School of Social Work, Advanced Clinical Practice in Health, Mental Health, and Disability, 2011
University of Vermont, BA, Psychology and Philosophy, 2008