Irina Firstien psychotherapist
Psychotherapist New York

Licensed Individual & Couples Therapist in New York City


Hello and Welcome

You are probably here because you are hurting or are looking for resolution to a life issue. As a therapist, I will give you all the information, tools and assistance you need to find relief from your pain and a solution to your difficulties. I have been a therapist for over 20 years and can proudly say that I have helped countless numbers of couples and individual clients throughout New York City heal, grow and change their lives.

My Therapy Mission is Twofold


I work to enhance and expand peoples ability to experience deeper connection with themselves and others, connection as key to physical and mental health and well-being. Also, in my job as a therapist I help individuals and couples in their desire to close the gap between where they are right now and where they want to be.


Areas of Specialty

Couples and Marital Therapy and Counseling

  • Marriage Counseling
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Communication/Intimacy
  • Adjusting to Parenthood
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Sex and Romance
  • Coping with Infidelity

Individual Therapy and Counseling

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Single Life/Dating Issues
  • EMDR/Trauma Reprocessing

My clients consider me straight- forward and active therapist in our sessions, this is probably the main reason most of my referrals come from past and existing clients. I have spent my professional life learning and searching for the root causes of human suffering and the issues that bring people in marriage counseling, couples therapy and individual therapy. I look for the most efficient, effective and innovative ways to help my clients. To this end I use old school proven therapy modalities as well as the latest research and cutting edge techniques, such as EMDR and EFT.

There is nothing more satisfying to me as a therapist, than to see couples and individuals feel happier and live a better life, enjoying more fulfilling relationships with others.

Top Therapist Located in NYC is Here to Help

Learn how marriage counseling, couples therapy and individual therapy can help. Call (212) 953-1388.


What Clients Say

"I consider it a privilege to speak with Dr. Firstein each week. She is like a wise old friend who offers understanding, advice and counsel. She also introduced me to EMDR therapy. This technique and her careful application of it have brought clarity and calm to moments that were once fraught with tension and confusion." Greg, 27


Sessions available in person, by phone, or on Skype.

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