NYC marriage counseling, couples counseling therapist Irina Firstein, LCSW CBS Interview Psychotherapist New York

Background And Experience

I have been providing counseling and therapy to individuals and couples for over 20 years.

EDUCATION

  • Masters Degree in Social Work, New York University
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Antioch University

TRAINING

  • Karen Horney Clinic - 2 year Program in Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Washington Square Institute - Certificate in Group Psychotherapy
  • New York Hospital, Payne Whitney Clinic - Internship and Training on Depression Research Unit.
  • New York Open Center - Certificate program in EMDR

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Cornerstone Treatment Center:

  • Director of In-Patient Detoxification Program

American Express:

Director of Out-Patient Programs Staff Therapist at Employee Assistance Program In-person and telephone counseling for employees of American Express and Lehman Brothers. Presentations to employees and management on various relevant topics

New School For Social Research:

  • Staff therapist for students and faculty of the New School for Social Research.

LECTURE AND PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Numerous Corporate speaking engagements at American Express and Lehman Brothers on Stress Management, Teamwork, Working with Difficult People.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Irina has been named as one of the "9 Best Therapists of 2015" by DatingAdvice.Com.

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"The No. 1 Thing 15 Relationship Experts Have Learned About Love"
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"Signs You and Your Fiance Are Ready to Get Married"
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8/2015

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"18 Tips You Need Before Moving In With Your Significant Other"
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06/12/2013


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