Jeffrey Kishner is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Manhattan specializing in helping adults navigate relationship and intimacy challenges. Jeffrey supports his clients to increase closeness and more fully engage in both romantic relationships and friendships. He also sees clients who are struggling with compulsive sexual behavior or romantic obsessions.
Jeffrey's approach is psychodynamic and relational. He works with clients to explore deep-rooted patterns and tendencies, bringing about an increased awareness of their subconscious habits and developing more effective coping strategies. He uses his relationship with clients as a mirror of what happens outside the therapy room, allowing them to closely examine the way they relate to partners and learn to how to bring their best and most authentic self to the relationship.
Jeffrey enjoys helping clients develop boundaries so they can enter into a healthy relationship that is full of love and respect. Ultimately, he wants every one of his clients to determine the type of partnerships that work for them, learn to recognize them when they appear, and make changes when they differ. Jeffrey is sex-positive and poly and kink friendly.
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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Divorce and breakups - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating; helps clients navigate infidelity
Sex compulsivity - Building strategies to reduce harmful sexual behaviors; coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges; maintaining healthy relationships
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
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Park Slope Center for Mental Health, Psychotherapist, 2003 - 2006
California Institute of Integral Studies, MA, 1999
Cornell University, BA, 1992
Jeffrey asked insightful questions and was transparent about availability."