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Dr. Michael Zentman

Profession(s): Psychologist
License/Credential: I am a licensed professional 

About Me & My Practice

I have been a Clinical Psychologist for 37 years and teaching and supervising at the graduate and post-doctoral level for 29 years. After receiving my doctorate in Clinical Psychology I completed eight additional years of training in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, Group Therapy and Family & Marital Therapy. I see adults, adolescents, couples and families and specialize in intensive individual therapy and treating highly distressed couples. In addition to my practice, I am an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy at Adelphi University and on the faculty of The Training Institute for Mental Health Marital Therapy Program in Manhattan.

I believe that most marriages can be healed and can grow. I focus on obstacles to emotional intimacy and am convinced that even in the most heated and volatile relationships both partners are desperate to make emotional contact with each other. My job is to help a couple unpack the patterns that interfere with this. I also believe that, as individuals, we have emotional resources within ourselves that can be accessed to help us through difficult times and improve our lives.

Clinical member: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Publications: Chapter - Family Therapy, in Anxiety and Related Disorders: A Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, 1994. Chapter in Case Studies in Couple Therapy: Theory-Based Approaches. Routledge Press, 2011.

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Life Stages
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Shame

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counse

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Teenage

Languages I Speak

  • English

Therapy Approaches I Use

  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy