Charles B. Strozier
Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, PhD
Accepting new clients for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Dr. Strozier is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist—talk therapy, in other words—in New York City. He specializes in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, identity development, addictions, and blocked creativity. He sees many clients who are struggling with their sense of identity due to life stressors or with finding a sense of belonging. He is dedicated to helping individuals understand their motivations and explore the path to a fully satisfied way of living.
Dr. Strozier also has deep expertise in working with couples in crisis. He helps couples address relationship challenges, and recover love and connection in therapy.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Strozier is a Professor at The City University of New York, a training and supervising analyst at TRISP in New York, and the author of many books. Dr. Strozier has received two Pulitzer Prizes nominations for his writing, and numerous awards and fellowships for his work as a researcher and psychoanalyst.
For more information about his work and background, see Dr. Strozier's website here.
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Sexualization– Addressing the complex emotional issues that often surround sexualization, especially feelings of shame that may be associated with a history of abuse.
Identity development – Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values
Addictions – Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Academic issues – Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination
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
Impulse control issues – Building self-control and emotion regulation skills; managing and reducing problematic or dangerous behaviors, such as stealing or fire setting
Existential questions and 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
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics – Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Dr. Strozier is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial evaluation: Free
Ongoing individual sessions: $160/session (50min)
Ongoing couples sessions: $175/session
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $125 - $160 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Strozier can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"We live our lives forward but can only understand it by looking back. I believe in psychotherapy that is empathic, mutual, open, and fluid. It can be very healing."
Treatment approachesPsychoanalytic 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)
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)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 1992 - Present
City University of New York, Professor, 1986 - Present
University of Illinois, Professor, 1972 - 1986
TRISP (New York Institute), 1986 - 1992
Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, 1972 - 1981
University of Chicago, MA and PhD
Harvard University, BA