Edward Elder

Edward Elder

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

New York, New York

(917) 889-4883

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Personal Statement

I use a psychodynamic approach which integrates spirituality and psychotherapy, helping people struggle with depression, loneliness, sexual abuse, drug addiction. I help couples and families learn to communicate their needs and feelings effectively. I work with gay men and lesbians seeking to integrate their sexual identity, as well as those working to enhance their relationships. I work extensively with people suffering from chronic illnesses (e.g. AIDS) and those who care for them. I am a Clinical Member of AAMFT, a fellow with AAPC, and have certificates in Pastoral Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapy and Group Psychotherapy.

Client Focus (Age)

  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Therapy Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • LGBT Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Panic Attacks
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Physical Illness/Impairment
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Imago
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Years in Practice

20+ years

Services Fee

  • Therapy Session $60-$160

Payment Types

Amex, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa


License Name License State Year
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) 1468 New York 2003
Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (LIMFT) 640 New York 2003


Name Duration
American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) 2002-Present
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) 2001-Present
American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) 2001-Present


School Degree Major Year
Union Theological Seminary MDiv Ethics and Counseling 1990
The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene MPH International Public Health 1983
Earlham College BA Chemistry and Religion 1981


  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese