Psychotherapy Referrals

We will gladly provide therapy referrals to IPSS members and graduates. If you are interested in finding a therapist, e-mail Dr. Bradley Jones at Please include your preference for location, and your phone number, and Bradley will promptly get back to you.



Sliding Scale Psychotherapy Referrals

We are pleased to provide a list of IPSS Candidates, all of whom are fully licensed mental health professionals, now accepting referrals on a sliding scale.

IPSS Candidates/Four-Year Program 2016-2017


Jenna Davino, LCSW 

26 W 9th St., Suite 1D
New York, NY 10011

I work with individuals and families across the lifecycle. I have a particular interest in stages of development characterized by rapid change & growth: early childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. In addition to practicing psychodynamic psychotherapy, I integrate cognitive behavioral techniques to help individuals manage anxiety and traumatic stress.

Vanessa Grimm, LCSW
30 E 20th Street, Suite 5F
New York, NY 10003

I work primarily with adults on a variety of issues:  relationship, family and career conflicts, gender and sexuality, creative blocks, grief and loss.  I have substantial experience working with trauma, including previous experience as a full time therapist in the trauma treatment program of The Karen Horney Clinic and as a counselor for firefighters with chronic stress and PTSD.  I also like to work with actors, writers, PhD candidates and academics.  I have had previous training in Jungian and relational psychoanalysis.

Michael C. Klein PhD
352 7th Avenue, Ste 801
New York NY 10001

My career has focused on working with young adults matriculating as undergraduate and graduate students at major higher education institutions in the NYC area. Following graduation, I was a post-doctoral fellow, then staff psychologist at NYU Counseling and Behavioral Health Center. Currently I am in private practice where I treat adults and couples, with diverse presenting concerns from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, ADHD to writer’s block, academic difficulties, and relationship problems. During my career, I have treated hundreds of students utilizing short-term and long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy approaches. I am an adjunct assistant professor at Barnard College in the department of psychology. Prior to enrolling at IPSS, I studied psychoanalysis at NYU “Post-Doc” for six years. I am an in-network provider for Consolidated Health Plan (CHP) and Aetna. in 2015, I started a group practice that now employs four psychodynamically oriented therapists on staff who also accept insurance, so please keep us in mind for all Aetna referrals.

Carina Leichter, LCSW
276 5th Ave., Suite #507A
New York, NY 10001

I graduated in 1999, and have extensive experience providing therapy and clinical supervision.  I work with individuals, couples and families, with a broad spectrum of issues, ranging in age from adolescents on up.  Accepting sliding scale, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Will Madeira, LCSW
7 West 30th St., 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

I have sixteen years of experience providing psychotherapy and clinical supervision.  I work with adults, teens, couples and families.  I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and CIGNA, and offer a sliding scale.


Joanne Messina, LCSW
1133 Broadway, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10010

I provide psychotherapy for adults, with a specialization in struggles related to eating and embodiment. In addition to individual treatment, I facilitate an ongoing group for women seeking a more secure and connected relationship to food and their bodies. This group is comprised of women whose bodies are diverse in size, and draws upon an intuitive eating model as well as a critique of cultural forces that encourage disembodiment. I am particularly interested in impact of gender and culture on psychological development, and practice from a perspective informed by psychoanalytic, feminist, and social theories. In addition to my private practice, I am a supervisor and member of the teaching faculty at the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, where I also completed postgraduate training. I completed additional training at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis.

 Richard White, LCSW
49 W 24th St., Suite 501 (5th/6th Aves)
New York, NY 10010

I work primarily with individual adults with a wide spectrum of experiences related to anxiety and depression, substance use/misuse, repetitive behaviors, and trauma.  I am especially interested in working with LGBQ and transgender populations, including couples; young adults; and people in the performing and visual arts. Prior to analytic training, I practiced body-based psychotherapy and led expressive process work with groups for 10 years. I work on a sliding scale, am in-network for BCBS, and am a Medicare provider.

 David Witten, LCSW
49 W 24 th  St., Suite 907, New York, NY 10010.

I am in private practice and primarily work with adolescents and young adults struggling with a wide range of treatment issues: Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety disorders, Relationships, Life-cycle Transitions, Academic and Occupational Transitions, Emerging Adulthood, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Grief and Loss, Low Self-Esteem.  Additional experience includes providing psychotherapy services at multiple community mental health clinics, and working as a consultant in high schools offering counseling to students and their families.  I work with a sliding scale, and am also a provider for Blue Cross/ Blue Shield and Cigna.

 Diana Zelvin, LCSW
133 Milton Street
Greenpoint (Brooklyn), NY 11222

I have been working for 18 years as a psychotherapist, working with young adults, individuals, and couples. In addition to anxiety and depression, areas of specialization include: eating disorders, young adult struggles, relationship problems, professional issues, postpartum depression and parental concerns. After my first career as an illustrator, I have also enjoyed working with people in the arts, who grapple with the creative process. I have also spent 15 years as a holistic nutrition counselor which is useful in understanding the relationship between health problems and emotional issues as well as managing emotions through eating. I Completed 3 Year advanced program for eating disorders at ICP/Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, and 1 year program at NIP and IPSS.

Douglas Zimmerman M.A. Ed., LCSW

420 East 51st Street, Suite C
New York, NY 10022


I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (First implementing behavioral techniques, then introducing a psychodynamic approach slowly). I also treat depressive and anxiety related disorders. I am BTTI certified from McLean Hospital/Harvard University. I hold a double masters degree – one in psychology and education from Columbia University- and one in social work from NYU. Prior to IPPS, I trained at the New York Counseling & Guidance Center/Freudian Clinic and at the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. Discounts for Aetna patients.