Elaine Martin Ph.D
5 East 22nd Street
New York, NY
Dr. Martin hails from the Midwest where she combined her interest in the theater with her undergraduate studies in psychology. She came to New York to study with the renowned acting coach Stanford Meisner of the Neighborhood Playhouse for two years and enjoyed success acting on stage and in commercials before being drawn whole-heartedly to psychology.
Dr. Martin obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology while working for NYU as an academic counselor and career advisor at both the College of Arts and Science and Graduate School of Arts and Science. She extended her clinical training as a candidate at the NYU Postdoctoral Program of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, graduating in 1998.
Dr. Martin enjoys treating individual and couples of all ethnic backgrounds, education, business and artistic ambitions. She is particularly interested in working with individuals who experience problems of stress, anxiety, phobias, bereavement, job and life transitions, PTSD and existential issues of living. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, and published in Journal of Psychotherapy, Journal of Applied Social Psychology and the Journal of College Student Development.
Dr. Martin also shows a gift with people who are entrepreneurs or those people who are trying to navigate large and complex work organizations of background in academic activities. She, herself, designed and coordinated a four-day national conference at the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC through the American Psychological Association and the Division of Psychoanalysis, which highlighted interpersonal dialogues of all persuasions and culminated in a tribute to David Chase, creator of the SOPRANOS, for his creation of insightful portraits of complicated psychological characters.
Noted for her sense of human, Dr. Martin would be classified as an Interpersonal/Humanist, in that she not only emphasizes knowing the world of the patient, but she also places a great deal of importance onthe relationship and the dialogue between the therapist and patient in the therapy office. She feels this inter-relating brings about understanding and growth in both participants! It's a win-win situation, and those who have worked with Dr. Martin have remarked on how "attentive, warm, candid, concerned and optimistic" she is as a person.