Lynn Somerstein,PhD, NCPsyA, C-IAYT

Lynn Somerstein,PhD, NCPsyA, C-IAYT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychoanalysis - LP00149
Secondary Credential: Certified Yoga Therapist - International Association of Yoga Therapists 20589437
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I work via SKYPE, ZOOM and telephone.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


103 East 86th Street
Suite C1E
New York City, New York 10028

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My Approach to Helping

My motto is, "Use your head and follow your heart."
Would you like to relax, become less anxious and depressed? I teach stress management techniques and help people recover from traumatic experiences. Sometimes we'll laugh together.
People I work with describe me as warm, concerned, available, and interactive.
I am a licensed psychoanalyst as well as a yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Therapy Association; I am experienced in helping people of all ages and backgrounds.
Sliding scale referrals and some insurance plans accepted.

More Info About My Practice

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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am especially interested in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with people experiencing issues of attachment, depression and anxiety.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    I work with people from all backgrounds and of all ages, but I specialize in issues of attachment, anxiety and depression.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Object Relations
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Yoga Therapy

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