Rosy Rosenkrantz, L.C.S.W.

It is still astonishing to me, even after more than 20 years of practice, how effective a compassionate therapeutic relationship can be in healing people who have felt so deeply alone and stuck in old patterns of relating and behaving with others. I have witnessed and been involved in this transforming process of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis over and over again.

It can be difficult and scary to dive into painful and confusing thoughts and emotions, but the benefits are numerous. Long-lasting feelings of depression can be lifted, and debilitating symptoms of anxiety can be lessened, making way for a different, more joyous way of living. I love being part of this progression.

I have specialties in work with survivors of incest and sexual abuse, couples therapy and parenting issues, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adolescents and adults, as well as experience working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly, Multiple Personality Disorder). I have an abiding interest in how gender affects people, particularly when the gender binary restricts and encases them. I also am EMDR-certified and find that this can be helpful when patients feel stuck in certain areas of their lives. I have used EMDR to treat phobias, abandonment fears, sexual problems, sleep difficulties, and other concerns that hinder an individual's growth.

For an Initial Consultation, call 212-929-9399 or email .

What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that helps people heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that result from disturbing and/or traumatic life experiences. Studies have shown that by using EMDR, people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy in a much shorter time frame than in traditional talk therapy.

It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the object is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain's information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. By using bilateral stimulation and a series of protocols, EMDR-trained therapists help patients activate their natural healing processes. (From the EMDR Institute, Inc.)

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I am a relational psychoanalyst by training, which means that I am curious about how the present and the past intersect, especially in terms of relationships. I tend to be quite interactive in sessions with patients, while also leaving plenty of room for private moments of insight. Each person is so unique, and it is very important to me that he/she/they feels attended to in ways that are meaningful to her/him/them. This could mean embarking on a long-term, complex psychoanalysis or a short-term, solution-focused psychotherapy.

The length of time required to accomplish a patient's goals varies depending on subject matter and the patient's needs at the moment. I try to be sensitive to each individual's mission, joining them where they are in their process.

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I have been a Psychotherapist and Supervisor in private practice since 1995 and received my certificate in Psychoanalysis from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) in 2001. I am a Volunteer Therapist for A Home Within’s program for young adults aging out of the foster care system, and the Supervising Social Worker for Brooklyn Children’s Theatre’s Oasis Program for homeless families. I also supervise psychoanalytic candidates in training at ICP.

In the past, I worked as an Individual and Group Clinician and Supervisor for the Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, Clinical Supervisor in the Youth Enrichment Service of the LGBT Community Services Center of Manhattan, and Therapist for The Survivor’s Fund for Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse.

Presentations given over the years have included: violence in the transgender community, therapy with queer youth, dissociative identity disorder, and couple's counseling, among others.

For an Initial Consultation, call 212-929-9399 or email .


My fees are based on income and ability to pay and can be discussed during the initial consultation.

Although I do not take part in any insurance networks, your insurance company may reimburse you through your out-of-network benefits.

For an Initial Consultation, call 212-929-9399 or email .

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