Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Thu: 7:00am-9:00am; 2:00pm-7:00pm
Specialties & expertise
Dr. Byron Woollen is a clinical psychologist in Flatiron, Manhattan offering treatment for issues related to anxiety, depression, interpersonal challenges and existential crises. He specializes in diagnosis and treatment for issues related to managing the challenges of professional life, including career anxiety, workplace stress and difficulty balancing work and life outside of the workplace. This specialty is informed by Dr. Woollen’s work over two decades of consulting to businesses on organizational development and executive leadership. Many of Dr. Woollen's psychotherapy clients are professionals in their 20s and 30s with careers in finance, law, technology who seek help with managing the stress and conflict that are inherent in the contemporary workplace.
Dr. Woollen takes a psychodynamic approach, informed by elements of psychoanalysis, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness. He offers a rich, in-depth approach for clients to understand patterns of relationships and existential challenges. His goal is to provide clarity, offer sustainable solutions, and help his clients find fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.
Dr. Woollen sees young adults, adults, and couples. His office is conveniently located in Flatiron by the 23rd Street subway station.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Career counseling – Building clarity and confidence while working toward both personal and professional development; designing a fulfilling work life
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Men's development – Including grappling with questions of masculinity, what it means to be a man, overall psychological health
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Compulsive behaviors – Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Dr. Woollen is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial session: Complimentary
Ongoing sessions: $300/session (55min)
Therapist's note: Dr. Woollen can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"In situations at work and in day-to-day life, my practice focuses on helping patients to gain insight into repetitive patterns of thought and behavior that contribute to feeling unfulfilled, anxious or depressed."
Treatment approachesInterpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (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)
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)
Education and work experience
New School for Social Research, PhD, 1987 - 1996
University of Chicago, MA, 1984 - 1987
Connecticut College, BA, 1980 - 1983