Bryan Batista-Thomas, LMSW

“My goal is to work with you, so you can discern what's actually happening, and so you can understand what, in your current circumstances, is a result of things that have happened previously; what's a result of things you're doing today; and what's actually happening.”


Training & Logistics


Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Master’s in Social Work - New York University

Techniques trained in:

Analyst in Formation, Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association

Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions, the William Alanson White Institute

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the William Alanson White Institute

Argentine Model of Integrative Psychotherapy, Fundación AIGLÉ


Location: 44 E 12th St, New York
Trains nearby: NQWR, L, 456
Frequency options: Weekly, Multiple/week preferred (tbd upon first session)

Exchange: $250/session

Financial need: Please book a free phone consultation to learn more and explore my sliding scale options together.

Payment Options: Cash, Check, Bank Transfer


I’ve volunteered for years as an End-of-Life Doula. I would visit people who were terminally ill and isolated and form a relationship with them shepherding them to their deaths. I did this both in palliative care at hospitals and at individual people’s homes. My experience gained over the years has facilitated a deep understanding of existential problems and concerns. But also on how to ease unbearable anxieties and pain, both physical and psychic. 

I work with people on a wide range of issues. The following are a few of my specialties (this list is not all-inclusive):

  • Sexual Fear or Addiction

  • Sexual Identity

  • Existential Crisis or Transition

  • Creative Blocks

  • Anxiety

  • Personality Disorders

  • Health-Related Concerns

  • Chronic Illness

  • Artist-Related Stress  

If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?

Your experience in therapy would be unique and special between you and me. I cannot predict how it will go. What I can tell you is that it’s a deeply moving and meaningful process that is often riddled with doubts and worries and fears. 

If you’re considering going to therapy, then there’s probably a splinter on your side that you’re wanting to address and why not give it a shot! You know, just as much as we want to change, even the simplest, most positive change can be hard, disruptive, challenging. As much as we might not like how things are, we are familiar with how they are, and change necessarily implies venturing forth into new territory. We often underestimate how threatening this can be - and how it can lead us to be attached to our troublesome patterns and behaviors, even as we want desperately to change them. There’s a seesaw feeling that happens throughout the entire course of therapy. 


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