Allison S.
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Allison Schwartz

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About me

I am a clinical psychologist with a special focus on women’s issues, particularly anxiety during pregnancy, the birth experience, motherhood, and work-family balance.

I love working with pregnant women and new moms to help them navigate the many ups and downs of this incredibly powerful time of transition! In my work I have the privilege of supporting my clients in developing increased confidence in themselves, helping them to navigate this shift in identity, and working through difficult feelings - allowing for a deeper bond with their babies.

During my training at various NYC hospitals, universities and clinics, I've had the wonderful opportunity to work with clients of varying ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations, providing me great familiarity and comfort in treating people from all backgrounds.

How I work with parents

As a therapist I take a very individualized approach to meet each person's needs and goals. I am dedicated to offering a non-judgmental space for self-reflection. Together we will work not only toward resolving the current issues that bring you to therapy, but also toward understanding your history and how it may be impacting the way you view and cope with the challenges of parenthood. This dynamic approach promotes deeper self-knowledge, enabling you to change patterns that hold you back, and opens up the potential for experiencing greater fulfillment.

My training & experience

Dr. Schwartz received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, and did her postdoctoral training at the Karen Horney Clinic (in affiliation with the American Institute for Psychoanalysis).

Dr. Schwartz completed her internship at the Manhattan V.A. Hospital, where she received extensive training in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as other clinical issues including depression, anxiety, sleep, addiction, and adjustment disorders. Prior to internship, Dr. Schwartz also worked at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital (now Mt. Sinai) Women’s Health Project, Brooklyn College’s Counseling Center, and NY Presbyterian/Westchester's inpatient program (The Haven).

In 2018 Dr. Schwartz led a support group at the Motherhood Center, NYC for women who experienced difficult/traumatic births. She has also offered psycho-education for new, and expecting moms through Maha Mama (a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training program).