Deborah Pines headshot


My Training.

I came to psychotherapy as a second career at midlife. I graduated from the Hunter School of Social work in 1995 and began working as a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City.

My immediate post-graduate training ranged from being certified as a neurofeedback therapist to teaching the Enneagram, a personality typing system. I also trained and received certification from two programs focused on couples therapy, the Imago Institute, founded by Harville Hendrix, and the Relational Life Institute, founded by Terry Real.

In 2003, I decided to deepen my training as a psychotherapist, and entered the four-year program in psychoanalysis at the National Institutes of the Psychotherapies (NIP). I completed my training as a psychoanalyst in 2007, and as a supervisor of other therapists in 2009.

Since 2008, I have also served as the co-editor of NIP’s journal, Psychoanalytic Perspectives . My most recent training has been at the William Alanson White Institute, in eating disorders, addictions and compulsions, and with the Energy Project, in executive coaching.



website designed by Carolyn Lambert © 2011