Dr. Emily Stimson is a clinical psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in working with college and graduate students, as well as adults with anxiety and/or depression or are navigating relationships and/or life transitions. She is also comfortable providing LGBTQ-affirmative care.
While Dr. Stimson’s treatment approach is grounded in Psychodynamic psychotherapy, she also incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when she feels it will be helpful for the client. In her work, she is more interested in working with clients on better understanding their families and the systems they exist in, rather than targeting specific symptoms. She also provides sex therapy, where the style is much more structured and behavioral.
Dr. Stimson is passionate about the work she does and wants to help her clients get to the root of their problems rather than just addressing their symptoms. She received her PsyD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her BA from Cornell University.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Sex therapy - 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
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
College mental health - Anxiety, stress, and depression that may arise during college
Emily Stimson is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Please note Dr. Stimson only sees couples for sex therapy.
Private Practice, Psychologist, 2012 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Chief Operating Officer, 2014 - 2017
William Alanson White Institute and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011 - 2013
University of Pennsylvania Counseling and Psychological Services, Psychologist, 2010 - 2011
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, PsyD, 2011
Cornell University, BA, 2004
Dr. Stimson was very compassionate."