Tamar Kipnis  



Tamar Kipnis is a Licensed Psychoanalyst, a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, a Board Certified Dance Movement Psychotherapist, and a Psychedelic Integration Therapist based in NYC. She worked as the Director of the Institute for Expressive Analysis Consultation Center from 2009-2011 and for many years as the vice president of the Board of Dance Movement Therapy NYC Chapter. From 1991-2019 Tamar worked at Jacobi/NCBH with people suffering from severe psychiatric issues, and provided clinical supervision for graduate school interns. She is trained in Kestenberg Movement Analysis and incorporates a relational psychoanalytic approach and a neuropsychoanalysis / trauma work into her somatic psychoanalytic practice.

Tamar Kipnis



I collaborate with my clients on all aspects of treatment.

I have more than 20 years experience working with clients to help heal from painful experiences. This often includes addressing family, career, and relationship issues, as well as recognizing dominant patterns of thinking and behavior. In my practice I use a relational psychodynamic framework that focuses on examining the ways we internally relate to parts of ourselves.

I'm a Licensed Psychoanalyst and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. I have extensive experience working with people coping with complex/developmental PTSD, Depression, Relationship issues, Anxiety and Career concerns.

Likewise, I integrate evidence based approaches such as IFS- (Internal Family System), EMDR- (Eye Movement Desensitization Repatterning) with relational psychoanalytic perspective.  I'm also trained as a Psychedelic Integration Psychotherapist which are specialized and focused treatment designed to create meaningful, desirable and durable lifestyle changes.


Areas of Expertise 

  • Work and Career issues

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Relationship conflicts

  • Parenting styles

  • Grief Counseling

  • Addiction & Recovery

  • Stress Management

  • Pet Loss and Bereavement 

  • Artistic Process and Creativity

  • Body Image and Self Esteem

  • Holistic Health and Immunology  

-Dynamic Psychotherapy
-Psychoanalysis-Object/Subject Relationship
-Dance Movement Therapy
-Authentic Movement
-Psychosomatic Integration   -LCAT supervision
-BC-DMT supervision
-Internalized Family System/Healing Shame
-Anxiety &Trauma
 Depression &Loss


Queer affirming therapy

-Relationships & Couples Therapy


"Psychotherapy and Authentic Movement with Tamar changed my life and empowered me to create wonderful career, secure and wholesome relationships with my partner, family and friends." 

— Patient


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718 - 772 - 4040


67 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

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