Stacey Klein | Therapy in Manhattan
“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it.“
– A.A Milne from “Winnie the Pooh”
“If one knew oneself to be precious, one would guard oneself with care”
-Buddha, The Dhammapada
Welcome to my website. I’m an integrative and holistic psychotherapist in private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I’ve been practicing for over 20 years helping people successfully understand and ease their conflicts about living and learn to better listen to the “still small voice” of their own hearts. I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples.
I am guided by my intuition, my own lifelong self inquiry and trainings in a wide array of cutting edge therapies ranging from mind body approaches (somatic and gestalt psychotherapy), mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic approaches and eastern and western spiritual practices. If you decide to work with me, you will receive my full presence, care and attention to all of who you are as we work to help ease your suffering.
I believe that good psychotherapy is alchemy. Through our work together, we will help you attain a sense of wholeness in your life and transform your relationship to your struggles by attending to all levels of your being- your mind, body and spirit.
As human beings, we have deep needs to be seen, heard, felt, understood, held (emotionally and physically) and valued by others. Unfortunately, most of us had to sacrifice some of these needs to conform to the needs or expectations of our families and our culture- often at the expense of losing contact with our own liveliness, spontaneity. We may shut down or numb out through food or other forms of escape to not feel any pain- which is understandable. But we can only avoid ourselves for so long.
When we don’t attend to our missed needs, they can appear either in the guise of physical tensions or illness, as intense emotional pain, problems in our relationships with our children or partners, or as feelings of estrangement from our life goals. These “missed places” are parts of us that desperately need our attention and compassion so we can feel whole again.
Psychotherapy is the light that can pierce through the fog. Psychotherapy is a powerful path that awakens you to your inner life and to the light that you uniquely are to the world so that you can live a more meaningful and joyful life. Psychotherapy cultivates your awareness of how you function in the world and teaches you how to move through your feelings rather than avoid them. Enhanced awareness of your experience opens up new possibilities and deeper satisfaction.
The therapeutic relationship offers a secure base from which you can explore new avenues for coping with and transform difficult experiences and feelings. As you become more aware of your feelings, your relationship with yourself and the world will change, your experience of life will shift and you will discover easier access to states of ease, grace and peace.
Please read on to learn more about me. It would be a privilege for me to help you heal and find greater peace in your life.