Bryan Batista-Thomas

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44 East 12th St
Between Broadway and University Place, Union Square
New York, New York 10003
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My style is marked by a deep openness to experience and a revisiting of emotions and memories in a nonjudgemental and collaborative environment to foster long-lasting change.

We all are attached to our stories. I try really hard to listen to everything you tell me, but to stay clear about what’s real and what’s fantasy, what’s contemporary and what’s historical. This is something that can be really hard to do for yourself; I’m an ally in helping you figure out the difference between the past and the present, fantasy and reality.

My goal is to work with you, so you can discern what’s actually happening, and so you can understand what, in your current circumstances, is a result of things that have happened previously; what’s a result of things you’re doing today; and what’s actually happening.

My work is very experiential. Somehow the present, past and future collapse into a moment and becomes what we’re experiencing in the moment. I work with many people where other therapies have failed or only gotten mediocre results, and am skilled at working with people who have a diffuse sense of self or experience holes in their sense of self and experience.

I often times work with individuals who are struggling with out-of-control sexual behaviors, have sexual desires, fantasies and behaviors that bring them intense feelings of shame, guilt and feelings of isolation, and those struggling generally around understanding their sexuality.

I work with individuals for varying lengths of time depending on whether we choose to focus on an immediate problem or undertake a more open-ended process. In whatever capacity, we’ll work together toward possible goals such as: stopping repetitive destructive behaviors, achieving satisfying relationships, and reaching your creative, emotional and professional potential.

I use the gender pronouns he/him/his.

Degrees

MSW

Licenses

LMSW (NYS #101009)


Certificates

Analysand-in-formation, Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association; Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions, the William Alanson White Institute; Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the William Alanson White Institute; Argentine Model of Integrative Psychotherapy, Fundación AIGLÉ