Charles Strozier, PhD

Charles B. Strozier

Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, PhD

Accepting new clients for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments



Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Seniors (65+)


Mon: Closed
Tue: 8:00am-9:00pm
Wed: Closed
Thu: 8:00am-9:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-6:00pm
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Relationships

  • Depression

  • Couples counseling

  • Sexualization

  • Identity development

  • Addictions

Professional statement

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

General expertise

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.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • 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."

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