Managing anxiety and sensitivity in a highly stimulating world:

A group for highly sensitive girls who absorb and feel a lot

Dates: 6 Tuesdays; November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11, 18th2018

Time: 5-6 pm

Location: Upper West Side (tbd)

Cost: $480 for the series

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This is a 6 week group for girls ages 9-11 who frequently feel anxious at home, school and/or with others and would benefit from learning some lifelong tools to help them feel more competent and resilient in managing these feelings.


 These girls may be gifted, highly sensitive, empathic and/or intuitive or just anxious a lot of the time. Because they tend to feel and absorb a lot, they can be more susceptible to feeling anxious or overstimulated and benefit from having tools to help them integrate all of these experiences they receive.


The group will provide a warm, safe and fun atmosphere for learning and practicing creative tools for soothing worry or overwhelm. Using a mind-body focus, we will incorporate skills from mindfulness, movement and meditation practices, somatic psychotherapy, expressive arts and nature. Topics will include befriending your anxiety, respecting your body’s wisdom, coping with perfectionism and developing boundaries. We will practice taking small risks to help manage anxiety-provoking situations. An overarching goal will be to promote connection amongst group members and normalize the fact that we all feel anxiety at times and that there are helpful ways to work with these feelings.

For more information contact Stacey Klein, LCSW at


Sunday March 11, 2018

Transcending Your Story + Stepping Into Who You are Meant to Be

Using Mind-Body explorations to Transform Pervasive Patterns

A workshop with Stacey Klein, LCSW and Dan Rindler, GCFP

Movement, emotions and beliefs are intimately intertwined. Our simplest gestures and habits of movement  –  how we sit, move, stand,  reach out or hold back – reflect our deepest beliefs about our selves and our relationships with others. Because these patterns have become so fixed and repetitive, we can feel frustrated about our potential for rewiring and change, but the good news is that what was once learned can be unlearned.  Practices involving slowing down and paying mindful attention to our unfolding moment to moment experiences and choices are one of the most effective ways we can transform these limiting beliefs and their corresponding expression in our bodies.

Join Feldenkrais practitioner Dan Rindler and Somatic psychotherapist Stacey Klein, in this innovative exploration of the intersection of movement, emotion and relationship.  You will learn powerful mind body awareness explorations and exercises which illuminate the connection between your unconscious movement patterns, your beliefs and emotions. These practices will help you discover new options for more meaningful and renewed living in your relationship with yourself and your world.

This workshop is open to all.  No prior movement experience is necessary.


Where: Moving Body Resources, 112, West 27th Street, #400. New York, NY 10001

When:  Sunday March 18th, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Cost: $100

 Register Here To Reserve Your Spot


Stacey Klein, LCSW is a holistic psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She blends traditional and mind- body psychotherapy approaches with eastern and western spiritual practices. Her greatest passion is helping people sort through their difficult early conditioning so they can find greater balance between mind, body and spirit and an easier expression of their own unique gifts in the world.



Dan Rindler, GCFP, is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner© (2006) with a private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Dan works with people from all walks of life, including those with chronic pain, anxiety, trauma, challenges with posture, mobility or balance, as well as infants and children with developmental delays. Dan is dedicated to guiding his clients to discover their inner resources for strength and resilience, and to thereby open up new possibilities to live their lives more fully.


Standing Your Ground: How Movement Work and Body Oriented Psychotherapy Can Help You Transform your Relationship with Yourself and Others

Redwood Forest Road

• Would you like to learn how to feel more grounded and connected to yourself and less tossed around by the ups and downs of your feelings and life?

• Do you tend to get anxious and avoid speaking your truth or asserting yourself in relationships when you need to?

• Do you sometimes feel stuck in your life, or in psychotherapy – knowing intellectually what changes you want to make but unable to make them emotionally?


While therapy and movement work can each be powerful in their own right, when combined you simultaneously experience an integration of your psychological functioning and a sense of foundational support through your physical structure which supports how you meet your own experience and everything in your world.  Learning how to mindfully refine your movement opens up more options for an expanded range in living and meeting others.

This workshop brings together two seasoned practitioners who practice mind-body integration. Dan Rindler, GCFP is an experienced Feldenkrais practitioner who specializes in using movement work with anxiety and other psychological issues in children and adults. Stacey Klein, LCSW is a seasoned somatic and relational psychotherapist who integrates body, mind and spirit in her practice with children, adolescents and adults.

In this 3 hour workshop, you will be guided through gentle experiential body awareness and movement exercises designed to heighten awareness of your habitual and unconscious patterns and discover untapped inner resources that will help you feel more empowered and grounded in your life.  We will use individual exploration and partner experiments where you will be able to share your experiences with your partners according to your own comfort level.

This workshop is open to all,  including new and experienced movement practitioners, psychotherapists and anyone interested in beginning or going deeper into their own mindfulness practice or doing deeper work on getting unstuck. No prior experience is necessary;  we will support you if movement is new  for you! This will be a non intimidating atmosphere where you can share your experience according to your own comfort level.

At Moving Body Resources
112 W 27th Street, #400, New York, NY 10001
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
10am – 1pm
$65 Before May 31st.  $75 after




Co-Presented by Dan Rindler GCFP + Stacey Klein LCSW

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Stacey Klein, LCSW is a holistic psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She blends traditional and mind- body psychotherapy approaches with eastern and western spiritual and intuitive practices (buddhist psychology, kabbalah, astrology). Her areas of specialty include anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive patterns, recovery from medical and psychiatric illness, relationships, highly sensitive and intuitive children and adults and spiritual awakenings (Kundalini).

Stacey leads trainings and workshops for clinicians, movement practitioners and the general public on how to live from a more embodied, centered place. Her greatest passion is helping people sort through their difficult early conditioning so they can find greater balance and an easier expression of their own unique gifts in the world.

Dan Rindler, GCFP, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (2006) with a private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  In Dan’s practice, he works not as a healer, but as a hands-on teacher for clients from all walks of life including those with chronic pain, anxiety, trauma, challenges with mobility, balance, as well as infants and children with developmental delays. He has taught Feldenkrais-based seminars and trainings for movement practitioners and therapists, including at the Feldenkrais Institute of NY. Dan is dedicated to guiding his clients to discover their inner resources for strength and resilience, and to thereby open up new possibilities to live their lives more fully.








You do not need to RSVP for this event.

This talk is free. 



 June 16th, June 23 & June 30th 2015


Releasing Fear, Awakening Love: A Mindfulness Approach 
As we grow up, we all encounter fear-based messages and develop beliefs that limit our liveliness and our capacity to fully accept ourselves as we are. These messages become embedded in our bodies and show up in our relationships and in how we interact with the world. But if we devote ourselves to a mindful practice of slowing down and learning how to non-judgmentally sense our bodies, they can become our most precious resource for healing.  In this series, we will awaken deeply held patterns and feelings through awareness and movement exercises, both individually and in pairs, illuminating directions for more heart centered living, loving and change.

This series is suitable for individuals, couples, psychotherapists, meditators, dancers, bodyworkers, yoga practitioners and anyone looking to develop a deeper connection with and understanding of  their inner life, feelings and relationship patterns. 


Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register HERE

Please contact the JCC for additional information.

Session Schedule:Jun 16, 2015-Jun 30, 2015 


7:15PM – 9:15PM

# of Sessions: 3
List Price $ 65.00
Member Price $ 55.00




New Understandings and Strategies to Minimize and Transform OCD; A Healing Workshop for People with OCD 

 Led by Stacey Klein, LCSW

 Sunday June 7 2015: 10 am- 3 pm (we will break for an hour for lunch)

 15 W 86th Street (b/w Central Park West/ Columbus)

New York, NY 10024 (SAJ; Social Hall)

 Cost: $ 60


To register please email Stacey Klein at   (Space is limited


 OCD symptoms can take over your life and make you feel like something in you is broken. This is not so.  You CAN heal. You are not alone and OCD need not be a stigma but can be understood as a way that you have learned to structure your experience and cope with the difficulties of being a human being. There are many tools and approaches that can work even if CBT has not been helpful to you.  


In this experientially focused workshop, through awareness exercises (individually and in pairs) you will gain new understandings of your experience and symptoms and learn to expand your ability to tolerate uncertainty so you begin can heal. You will be introduced to tools drawn from body and movement oriented psychotherapies (somatic and gestalt therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapy), Buddhist Psychology and mindfulness approaches to help you manage and chip away at your symptoms. We will also discuss directions for structuring your recovery (including ways of reconfiguring and changing  “exposure” treatments so they are gentler and more manageable).


This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in developing greater awareness of their sensations, feelings, thoughts, movement and relationship patterns and willing to participate in and share their experiences in the context of a safe confidential setting.


You will :

•   Be introduced to a variety of innovative and effective tools for breaking up old patterns, tolerating feelings and living more flexibly to help set OCD aside

•   Learn about the healing impact of connecting with your body to alleviate OCD  symptoms and live in a more empowered way

•   Learn tools you can draw from when in the thick of an OCD  episode

•   Learn to understand your experience from a compassionate perspective which promotes healing


Stacey Klein, LCSW is a somatic psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, phobias and OCD. Stacey has developed an effective integrative and holistic model for treating OCD and has had success in helping many people recover and live more spontaneously and fully. 


the JCC in Manhattan


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Finding Love and Peace Inside: A Psycho–spiritual Approach


Most of us long for more love or peace in our relationships and our world,yet in our striving we often fail to realize the assertion of most spiritual traditions–thatour very nature is love. Drawing from Judaic, Buddhist, Somatic andpsychodynamic perspectives, Stacey Klein, LCSW, will guide usthrough exercises that take us out of our heads, awaken us to ourloving, divine nature, and illuminate directions for healing our bodies,minds, and spirits.

Thu, Nov 13

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

$20.00 Member

$25.00 Nonmember


For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

or register here




AAGT Biennial Conference, Sept 3-7, 2014, Asilomar, California

A Life Interrupted: Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Using a New Multi-Dimensional Approach

With Stacey Klein, LCSW

2 Hour Conference Program

Abstract: Obsessive Compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders including phobias are most commonly treated using evidence based cognitive behavioral approaches called exposure treatment. However, despite their proven efficacy, experts acknowledge that 1 out of 4 OCD patients refuse exposure treatment due to its stressful nature and 20% drop out once they begin treatment. In this experiential and didactic workshop, you will learn about a new multi-dimensional approach to treating anxiety that synthesizes relational, somatic, gestalt and behavioral approaches into a more holistic and experience-near approach. We will discuss how appreciating the somatic and relational nature of anxiety informs its treatment and enables the therapist to better conceptualize, structure and pace the treatment so that clients feel more supported and willing to approach gradual behavioral changes.

Learning Objective(s): Participants completing this workshop will be able to articulate their understanding of OCD from a multidimensional perspective; and will be able to apply their integrated knowledge with clients.



Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute
February  2014
Forum is free of   charge.




Please join us for our next

 PSI in Practice

 “Finding Love Inside Us In Difficult Times: A Somatic and Spiritual Approach”


Presented by Stacey Klein, LCSW
 February 12th, 2014
10:30a – 12:00p
Located at
OneSpirit Learning Alliance
247 West 36th Street
(Between 7th and 8th Ave’s)
6th Floor




Program Description

Life offers us so many challenges and while often we turn to others to help us, the most enduring strength lives inside us.  Come and learn HOW to awaken the love that is already inside you and or/ help your clients do so, by getting out of your head and cultivating an intimate and meaningful relationship with your inner life that will nurture you, guide you, connect you with your spirit and serve you infinitely when all else fails.

In this talk, psychotherapist Stacey Klein, LCSW will share insights and tools gleaned from her 18 years of practice as a holistic psychotherapist and her personal journey to find her own light, inspired by Judaic and other spiritual practices and Somatic and Gestalt therapy perspectives. She will discuss how an embodied approach paves the path for spiritual awakening.

The presentation will offer both didactic and experiential components. The experiential component will offer participants, several “how- to” tools and exercises for accessing and embracing one’s feelings in an ongoing and enlivening way.  Exercises will include a briefly led meditation focused on somatic experience and an approximate 20 minute guided developmental somatic exercise where participants will break up into dyads and then asked to share their experiences with one another and/ or with the larger group.

The information presented will be useful to those who are seeking additional tools to heal themselves as well as clinicians interested in incorporating more somatic and spiritual skills into their practice in order to help clients awaken more affectively and fully to their body, mind and spirit.