Ellen I. Carni


Contact Info



  • Psychologist
    New York

  • Psychologist
    New Jersey

  • Psychologist
    New Jersey


Upper West Side, Manhattan
20 West 86th Street Suite 1B
New York, NY 10024-3604
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Telephone: 212-721-2429

Telehealth via Doxy.me/drcarni and telephone

I am a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience as a psychotherapist. I work with adults at every stage of the lifespan. My practice specializations are helping people heal from the impact of mothers who can't love; bereavement and loss;  early adult transitions; and stress management and work/life balance for lawyers and other professionals.  I am also certified in EMDR, a technique that promotes the healing of trauma, PTSD, grief, phobias and performance anxiety.

I see individual adults from 18 and up and run short-term groups for women with toxic mothers.  I have also been supervising pre-licensed psychologists and offer supervisory services as well as psychotherapy.

I draw from my training as a psychoanalyst. My treatment style is interactive and pragmatic.  I see psychotherapy as a collaborative process through which to examine the influence of early experience on personality, relationship patterns and current stressful situations.  I also focus on the therapeutic relationship for further understanding and support.  Through the self-understanding gained through these processes, people are ultimately able to become their own therapists.

I have seen many people through personal transformations that result in self-confidence, improved relationships and careers and richer, more satisfying lives.  People who work with me often comment that I am compassionate, easy to talk to about difficult concerns and a good listener.  I respect my patients and am nonjudgmental about their problems.  I am passionate about my work and  consider it an honor and a privilege to facilitate people on their journeys.



  • Grief
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Depression

Treatment Orientation

  • EMDR
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Eclectic
  • Trauma Focused

Insurance Accepted

  • Medicare
  • Aetna

Age Groups

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