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 Training and Research in Intersubjective 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 want to 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. But when we shut ourselves off from one feeling, it shuts down others, and we cannot live fully. I strive to help people live resilient, joyful lives by helping them access and accept all feelings. I do this by providing a non-judgmental relationship in which they can experience themselves fully and with empathic acceptance.

I work with all individual adults. I have extensive experience with people who identify as LGBTQ+; 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).

My chapter on “Sexuality and Intersubjective Self Psychology: What Matters” has been published in Intersubjective Self Psychology: A Primer (Routledge: London & NY, 2019)