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Emily Garrod, Ph.D.

New York City and Beacon, NY

Creating Change



I am a New York State - licensed psychologist and a Certified Interpersonal Psychoanalyst. During more than twenty years of doing counseling, I have developed a unique blend of psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioral therapy techniques to help patients achieve creative, professional and relational goals, and heal from anxiety disorders, depression and other psychiatric difficulties.

Throughout the years, as a psychotherapist in private practice and in a variety of earlier roles, including Chief Psychologist of a federal prison and Postdoctoral Fellow at an Ivy League university's student health center, I have had the tremendous fortune of learning from a wide variety of patients from all walks of life.I feel very blessed to do this work because my many patients--from Ivy league graduate students, artists and writers, mental health professionals and buddhist practitioners to repeat criminal offenders, convicted murderers and suspected terrorists--have all taught me something about myself and the process of counseling.

Using an interpersonal psychodynamic framework, concretized through cognitive techniques and behavioral therapy, and informed by my own daily practice of buddhist meditation, I have been able to help patients heal from a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, acute and developmental traumas--such as sexual abuse and other child abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorder, and significant, long-standing personality issues, such as paranoia and borderline, dissociative defenses.

I have particularly extensive experience in the areas of recovery from child abuse, sexual abuse and other trauma; recovery from substance abuse and co-dependence; marriage counseling and relationship enhancement for indivduals and couples; artistic development and creativity; anger management; recovery from eating disorder and development of healthy eating behavior and body image; enhancement of self-esteem; gay/lesbian and bisexual issues and sexual phobia and dysfunction.

My counseling services include individual, couple and group modalities to help each patient achieve his or her maximum potential for positive change.


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Emily Garrod, Ph.D.
New York City Office
303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 606
New York, NY 10016

(212) 774-7475
Beacon, NY Office
10 Herbert Street
Beacon, NY 12508

(212) 774-7475










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