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Ronald Tanner, LCSW

Psychotherapist and psychoanalyst offering individual and couples counseling in New York

Ronald Tanner, LCSW

Choosing to enter therapy offers the possibilities of growth, change, and an increased active involvement in one’s life.  My approach to therapy is to engage with patients beginning with the interests and concerns that prompt them to enter therapy.  We can focus on issues that are immediately present, and also seek an understanding of underlying patterns of feelings, behaviors, thoughts, beliefs.

Essential to a successful therapy is the creation of a collaborative relationship between 

patient and therapist.  Matters under discussion about the patient’s life will be explored, and, as the therapy proceeds, the issues that brought the patient to therapy begin to appear in the therapy itself. 

Thus, a dual focus emerges: the patient’s life outside of therapy, and the ways that the patient and therapist explore what is developing in the therapy relationship.


I was awarded a Master in Social Work degree from New York University,  received additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and hold a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  I have worked on both inpatient and outpatient units at Montefiore Hospital, and Four Winds Hospital.  My particular interest lies in assisting patients to explore their interpersonal interactional styles, considering character traits, behavioral patterns, and coping methods.

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