Peter  Heinze

Peter Heinze

Psychologist, PhD PhD
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Not Accepting In-person

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Dr. Peter Heinze is a Clinical Psychologist and psychoanalytic therapist in New York City. He specializes in helping clients navigate relationship challenges, anxiety, trauma, and depression. His practice is open to adults across the lifespan, as well as older teenagers.

Dr. Heinze welcomes clients who are seeking to develop their self-awareness and understanding, as well as hone in on their purpose and intentions in life. Additionally, he frequently sees individuals who have previously completed short-term therapy (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT), but are hoping to work through more deep-rooted issues during the course of their time together. Additionally, Dr. Heinze has an expertise in dream interpretation, helping his clients explore their unconscious in order to explore how their presenting symptoms may be the manifestation of a deeper dynamic.

Dr. Heinze completed his Ph.D. at Long Island University, interned at the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and completed his externship at the William Alanson White Institute. He looks forward to working with you.


Message to clients

In the words of Carl Jung "There's no coming to consciousness without pain." Entering psychotherapy is, literally, life saving.  Many of us function "in the dark" for years, going through the motions of life without any deeper sense of meaning. This absence of meaning results in an "unlived life" of emotional distress and a variety of symptoms.  Many continue to suffer because they fear another sort of pain... that involved with the process of getting to truly know oneself.  The difference is that the pain involved with coming to consciousness is simply part of the journey, not the destination. As a psychotherapist influenced by the work of Carl Jung, I can help you find meaning in your life.  My experience includes work with individuals who have struggled with trauma, identity and a range of symptoms that inhibit learning about one's true self.  As Jung wrote "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."

My treatment approach involves exploring the unconscious. As the unconscious becomes conscious, there is a gradual process of beginning to know one's true "self." The unconscious expresses itself in a number of ways, such as through dreams, physical symptoms, intense emotions and daydreams. We will explore the meaning of these experiences in order to obtain a clearer picture of what the unconscious is trying to make known.


Specialties

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

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating



Treatment approaches


Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Peter Heinze 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Manhattan practice
20 West 86th Street, New York, New York 10024
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 8:00am-12:30pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-12:30pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2007 - Present
Bronx VA Medical Center, 2008 - Present
Ramapo College of New Jersey, Professor of Clinical Psychology, 2003 - Present
Cornell Industrial Labor Relations School, Visiting faculty for the Resolving Conflict course, 2001 - Present
Labor Relations School, 2001 - Present

Long Island University, PhD, 2003


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Peter was patient in hearing my issues and concerns."
- Zencare client • August 2020