Gordon Powell, LCSW



Education & Training

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan.  I have been in practice since 1989 and have written papers and presented at various psychoanalytic venues.

After receiving my Master's Degree from the Hunter College School of Social Work, I was trained as a psychoanalyst at the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology (TRISP). 

I supervise psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, and I teach psychoanalytic theory at three psychoanalytic institutes in New York City.

I have maintained a mindfulness meditation practice for many years.

My B.A. in English Literature is from Rutgers University.

How I Work

I can help you lead the life you want. 

A full, rich life requires feeling and accepting the full range of emotions, from euphoria to grief, without getting stuck. When we shut ourselves off from one feeling, it shuts down the others. When we get stuck in one feeling, we cannot live fully. I want to help you live a resilient, joyful life by helping you access and accept all your feelings. I do this by providing a non-judgmental space, in which you can experience yourself fully and with empathic acceptance.

I work with all individual adults. I have extensive experience with LGBTQ folks; with adults with bipolar disorder and depression; with adults dealing with substance-use problems; and with adults with eating disorders.



Professional Affiliations

I teach and serve on the Executive Committee at the Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality (PCGS), at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), in New York. 

In addition, I am a teacher, supervisor, and training analyst at ICP and at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC) in Manhattan. 

I teach and serve on the Executive Committee at TRISP (Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology).