Meet Our Therapists

Shoshana Linzer, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

If you are seeking out therapy, chances are that there is something in your life that is no longer working for you. Whether it’s your relationships, work-life balance, or the way that you’ve been feeling about yourself, there’s no need to stay stuck. My role is to help you better understand yourself, your history, and patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may be unconsciously playing out in your life.

Because every person is unique, my goal as your therapist is for us to understand you as a whole person and learn what you are searching for both from therapy and in your life. I consider the relationship between the client and therapist as one of the most important aspects of treatment, and so I work to facilitate an open and non-judgmental environment where we can check in about your experience. I believe that therapy is a crucial balance between doing deep work to gain insight into yourself, while at the same time pushing for real change.

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."

Training and Education

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of New York and Florida. I earned my Doctorate in clinical psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, PsyD program. As a therapist, I draw on contemporary psychodynamic theory and relational techniques, while pulling from CBT, DBT and mindfulness approaches when useful. My approach is not one-size-fits-all, as we strive to reduce immediate distress while creating space for long-term change.

My training has been with adults of all ages, and from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I have worked at a range of institutions across New York, including Brooklyn College Counseling, New York Presbyterian Inpatient & Partial Hospitalization Program Eating Disorder Division, and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. I have unique research experience in depression, personality pathology, and emotion regulation in older adulthood, and participated in a DBT clinical trial for veterans involved in the justice system. I completed both my pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at the Karen Horney Clinic.

I have a specific interest in working with people to better understand their different personal and cultural identities and how they intersect, as well as the ways in which they may be creating unwanted conflict. I have worked with many first- and second-generation immigrants, and people from maybe different spiritual and religious backgrounds.