Peggy Reubens, LCSW
Integrative EMDR Trauma Psychotherapist
Upper West Side, NYC
I treat a diverse clientele with diverse issues. My work with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and performance anxieties is based on, but not limited to, my relational psychoanalytic training.
I also particularly enjoy, and have been very successful with, treating couples, using attachment theory and systems approaches.
In addition I have a specialty in treating and educating about trauma. Since the early 1980’s, I have worked with incest survivors and adult-onset PTSD.
In addition to talk therapy, I use several other modalities. These reach the non-verbal parts of the nervous system where trauma symptoms, and other difficulties, often are lodged.
I use EMDR to reduce the power of traumatic imagery, sensations, and beliefs - and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a non-touch technique which releases disturbances held in our bodies due to chronic developmental, or later, traumatic events . These techniques work well together –or as adjuncts to a primary treatment.
At the National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute, I teach in the Trauma Certificate Program, and serve on the Trauma Program’s Executive Committee. I founded our Trauma/EMDR Treatment Service in 2003.
You can see me at 60 Riverside Dr (at 78th St), New York, NY 10024