Therapeutic Practice

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Dr. Richard Gartner trained as a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and couples and family therapist. He practices in New York City, working with individual adults and couples as well as with therapy groups of men with sexual abuse histories. He is licensed as a psychologist in New York State.

A significant portion of Dr. Gartner’s practice focuses on working with sexually abused men both individually and in group treatment. However, his practice is not limited to this area. He treats adults whose problems do not include a history of sexual victimization as well as sexually abused women and the families, partners, and loved ones of people with sexual abuse histories.

Dr. Gartner also supervises other mental health professionals in their psychotherapeutic work, consults to organizations that work with sexual abuse, and at times serves as an expert witness in cases involving sexual victimization.

Making an appointment

Dr. Gartner is available to talk to you. If you would like to make an appointment to see him, whether for individual, group, or couples therapy or for consultation or supervision, please phone him at (917) 843-9877 or email him at

Please note that Dr. Gartner receives many calls and emails and cannot always answer every one.


Postdoctoral training:
Dr. Gartner was awarded a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the William Alanson White Institute for Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology in New York City. He currently serves on the faculty and is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the White Institute.

He also was trained in couples and family therapy at the Family Studies Section of Bronx Psychiatric Center, where he has taught and supervised.

Doctoral training:
Dr. Gartner received his doctorate and masters degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University. He taught and supervised there for twenty years.

Pre-doctoral education:
Dr. Gartner did his undergraduate work at Haverford College, receiving a B.A. in Psychology. He attended the Bronx High School of Science.