(212) 353-0911

Psychotherapist with Over 35 Years of Experience

Located in the East Village, NYC

“Treatment, as a form of conversation… is worth having, especially if it helps us to find new things about ourselves that we didn’t know we could value.”
– Adam Phillips

Who am I?

At critical junctures in our lives, we can face an “identity crisis” when we re-define what matters and who we want to be. Surprisingly, depression and anxiety may signal the avoidance or fear of self-actualization, becoming your true self.

  • Rhona Engels, LCSW, ACSWIn your 20s or 30s, you may be grappling with separating from and defining yourself in relation to your family of origin. This individuation is critical to your choices in relationships and in work, including the challenge of making them and living with their consequences.
  • If you have chosen to separate from your city or country of origin, you may be grappling with how to adapt, yet remain, or become your own person.
  • If you are in transition—work, divorce, marriage / commitment or a midlife crisis—you may find yourself revisiting unresolved conflicts about what you want and who you want to be.

Finding True Self through Therapy

When you live more as your true self, you will feel empowered to achieve what you desire in your professional and personal life. Throughout my thirty-five years of practice as a psychotherapist, I have developed particular expertise in helping people change patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving that prevent them from living more fulfilling lives. Perhaps I can help you.

During our work together, you will discover what prevents you from getting more of what you want in life. Through the process, you will learn to listen to and trust your instincts so that you experience a wider range of feelings, gain deeper self-awareness, value and encourage your potential, and enjoy the pleasure of self-acceptance.

Complimentary Consultation

Let’s discuss how we can work together. You can reach me at 212-353-0911 or by completing the contact form on the left of this page. Your consultation is completely confidential.


 Please note: my clients’ confidentiality is the highest priority for me so I am not “in network” with any managed care or insurance plans. However, my services are credentialed for and reimbursable through many insurance companies’ out of network benefits. I will provide any information and guidance you may need to submit your claim.