Pamela Polizzi, LCSW

Psychotherapist Specializing in the Treatment of Eating Issues, Anxiety, and Depression

About Pamela

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My specialization is in the treatment of Anxiety, Depressive disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia, Disordered Eating, and Orthorexia, believing full recovery from an Eating Disorder, or mental health issue is possible. I possess an extensive background providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to culturally diverse adult and adolescent populations. I have experience working on inpatient psychiatric hospital units, outpatient mental health clinics, and private practice settings. I collaborate with multi-disciplinary treatment teams to develop treatment plans and appropriate referrals for each patient's individualized needs.

I completed a two year post graduate program at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB) at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in Manhattan. My training has allowed me to obtain expertise in using Psychodynamic Psychotherapy skills, while incorporating some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), specifically with the eating disorder population.

I am currently working towards my hours for my Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) Certificationthrough the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP).

Education

  • Two- Year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certificate Program | The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society | Expected 2018

  • Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) Certification | The New York University Sliver School of Social Work | 2016

  • Two- Year Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certificate Training in the Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders | Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB)  | 2015

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) Advanced Standing Clinical Practice Degree | Fordham University at Lincoln Center | 2011

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree | Marist College | 2010

Professional Memberships

  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
  • American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals ( IAEDP)

Specializations

  • Anxiety Disorders.
  • Eating Issues; Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia, Disordered Eating, Chronic Dieting.
  • Transitions in Young Adulthood.
  • Body Image Issues and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
  • Depressive Disorders.
  • Impulsivity.
  • Personality Disorders.

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