Ellen Katz Westrich, Ph.D

Psychologist, Ph.D

Contact Info



  • Psychologist
    New York


20 East 68 th Street, Suite 202
New York, NY 10065
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Telephone: 212-946-1739

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, and am also an Instructor in Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center. I have great interest in working with people coping with a variety of life issues as well as personal and professional transitions. In particular, I specialize in working with people who express psychological stress and emotions through their bodies. This can include eating/ body image issues, anxiety, and reactions to past and/or present trauma. Effective psychotherapy involves an integrated focus on one's past and present. We unknowingly repeat relational patterns that begin early in our lives, and I view the therapeutic relationship as a way of understanding conscious and unconscious ways of relating. While I remain firmly grounded in empirically driven technique, I tailor my approach to each person's unique needs. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, interactive yet challenging space that encourages insight and deep, meaningful change.


  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Integrative

Age Groups

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 21)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)