Aviva  Gitlin

Aviva Gitlin

Psychologist, PsyD
New York Waitlist Online
White Plains Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 10, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples therapy
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Life crisis
  • Adults looking to grow

Professional statement

Dr. Aviva Gitlin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and certified Psychoanalyst who welcomes couples and individuals to her practice in  White Plains, Westchester New York.

Many of her clients start therapy when the ways in which they are acting, behaving, and living in the world are no longer working well for them. Dr. Gitlin believes that psychotherapy is all about becoming conscious of who one truly is, and how one's actions impact the world.

Therapy with Dr. Gitlin is an experience in which clients can focus on feelings that keep them feeling, stuck and on those that help them grow. It is a place where clients are able to find their own creative solution  on to how best to live life. She looks forward to welcoming you either as an individual client or with your partner.


Message to clients

Patients are often uncertain what to expect from the process of therapy. They are not sure of what to expect of the therapist or even if the therapist has any expectations of them.

I have found most patients approach therapy with the notion that each person will describe their distress and somehow the therapist will assist them to create happier, more functional, relationships. They expect to learn some new or better skills.

First, I do have some expectations of you. I am not neutral. I have evolved principles and concepts that I believe give us the greatest chance for success.

The hardest part of therapy is accepting you will need to improve your response to a problem (how you think about it, feel about it, or what to do about it). Very few people want to focus on improving their response. It’s more common to build a strong case for why others should do the improving.

Your job is to create your own individual objectives for being in therapy. Like a good coach, my job is to help you reach them. I have many, many tools to help you become a more effective person – they work best when you are clear about how you aspire to be.

The major aim of therapy is increasing your knowledge about yourself and your patterns of interacting in with others. Therapy becomes effective as you apply new knowledge to break ineffective patterns and develop better ones.


Specialties

Couples therapy - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Sexuality - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Life crisis - 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

Adults looking to grow - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Aviva Gitlin is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $300 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $250 - $300
  • Initial session: $300 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

White Plains practice
34 South Broadway, Suite 110, White Plains, New York 10601
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Tue 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-3:00pm
  • Thu 8:30am-8:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2002 - Present
Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Faculty Position, 2014 - 2014
Geriatric Practice, 2002 - 2010
Jewish Board of Family and Children Services, Henry Ittleson Center for Child Research, Psychologist, 1999 - 2001
North Central Bronx Hospital, Internship, 1996 - 1997
Bronx VAMC, Internship, 1993 - 1994
Jewish Board of Family and Children Services, Manhattan North Clinic, Internship, 1993 - 1994
BAR-ILAN University Israel, Student Therapist, 1990 - 1992
Municipality of Jerusalem, Psycho-socio Therapist, 1991 - 1992
Summit Institute Jerusalem, Case Work Tutor, 1988 - 1990

Westchester Center of the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Adult Psychoanalytic program, 2006
Yeshiva University, Clinical Psychology, 1997
BAR-ILAN University Israel, MA, Clinical Psychology, 1992
University of Witwatersrand South Africa, BA, 1985


Languages

English