Shira Spiel,Licensed Psychologist

Shira Spiel,Licensed Psychologist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist - 024000
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • UMR
Fees: $275 per session
Free 15-minute phone consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


51 West 86th Street
New York, New York 10024

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My Approach to Helping

I am here to collaborate with you to find the best path forward, whether you're going through a difficult life transition, need to process painful events or trauma, want help managing anxiety or complex emotions, or want to strengthen your relationships with your family, friends, or yourself. Therapy illuminates the patterns we find ourselves in, and also provides ways of coping with the distress resulting from these patterns. Through understanding how our past and present circumstances affect us, we cultivate empathy for ourselves and those around us.

I believe in the healing nature of a strong therapeutic relationship. I will work to facilitate growth in your natural areas of strength, while also deepening your understanding of what causes pain. My approach is collaborative, individualized, and includes relational psychodynamic therapy, trauma-informed, attachment theory, metaphor, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, and/or mindfulness. With children, I utilize play therapy, attachment theory, Mindfulness, as well as behavioral methods. I look forward to hearing from you, and learning about how we can work together!

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Therapy can be used for coping with immediate pains and crises, long term explorations, and everything in between. Some people seek help for pressing challenges, while others aim to work through relational and self-esteem patterns that have existed for years. Given that therapy can be used in many ways for many purposes, my approach is collaborative and tailored to fit your individual circumstances.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Play Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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