Psychotherapist ~ Psychoanalyst ~ Clinical Supervisor

Lisa Jill Marcus, registered licensed clinical social worker, is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor, licensed in New York and New Jersey. Lisa has been in private practice since 2003, working with adults, adolescents, couples and families.  She currently has offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Long Meadow at Prospect Park, Brooklyn - Photo by Stephan Schmidt

I recognize the mind-body connection and attachment dynamics, and support the vibrancy and diversity of my patients. I believe that integrity, wisdom, the capacity for play and to love, and the freedom to pursue what you desire, grow out of good psychotherapy. Self-confidence, spontaneity and being comfortable in your own skin, are other outgrowths of working together. 


I am dedicated to ongoing self-reflection and learning; with hope that the field of psychotherapy evolves beyond the white, Western European perspectives it was established in and which still predominate. Black Lives Matter. Black Bodies Matter.




"I recognize the mind-body connection, attachment dynamics, and support the vibrancy and diversity of my patients. I believe that personal integrity, wisdom, capacity for play and love, and the freedom to pursue what you desire, grow out of good psychotherapy. Spontaneity, becoming comfortable in your own skin, are other benefits of working together.

I am dedicated to self-reflection and learning, with hope that the field of psychotherapy evolves beyond the white, Western European perspectives in which it was established.  Black Lives Matter."


'We cannot be taught wisdom; we have to discover it for ourselves on a journey which no one can undertake for us, an effort which no one can spare us.'

Marcel Proust


Psychotherapist ~ Psychoanalyst ~ Clinical Supervisor

​With broad experience over twenty five years in private practice, family agencies and other clinical settings, I offer short and long term treatment for problems in living and relating. My approach is relational, with a mind-body, whole person perspective. I am very engaged in providing clinical supervision. I have expertise in couples work and in various types of trauma; intergenerational, developmental trauma and PTSD. Patients may struggle with anxieties, depressive tendencies, compulsions, dissociation, unresolved grief, and transitions to motherhood, inhibited self-expression and distorted body image. Having lived abroad, I work well with expats around questions of identity and belonging. In the past five years, I have worked quite often with people who have lost a parent during early adulthood. 


Master of Social Work

Clinical Practice and Community Organization

Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, 1995


  • Dr. Beatrice Beebe, Seminars in Attachment Research, 2018-2020

  • Training Institute for Mental Health, Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2017

  • New York UniversitySeminar in Field Instruction (SIFI Certification), 2016


  • ​​Private Practice, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Clinical Supervision, Consultation, 2003-present

  • Training Institute for Mental Health, Couples Therapy Training Program, Clinical Supervisor, 2018 - present

  • Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Psychotherapist, Adolescents, 2012 - 2015 

  • Social Work PRN: Family Intervention Specialist, Medical Caseworker, EAP Counselor, 2000- 2007

  • NYC Office of Labor Relations, Project NY Cope, Counselor, 2002 – 2003

  • Children in Schools Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2001 – 2002

  • Jewish Family Service of Metro West,Caseworker, New Immigrants, 1991​​

  • New York Hospital
, Mental Health Worker, Adolescent In-Patient, 1989



  • Children, Trauma and Grief, Safe Horizons, 2003

  • Critical Incident Stress Management, UMBC, 2003

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy MHA, 2003



  • UJA Federation of NY, Wiener Educational Center, Manager, Project Yonah, Trauma Training, 2014-2016     

  • Hospice Volunteer Training, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, 2010

  • Spiritual Care for Caregivers, RIGPA Fellowship, 2002

  • United Jewish Communities, Director Community Campaign Services, Speaker's Bureau, 1992-1998

  • Vipassana Meditation 10 Day Silent Retreat, 1999

  • Arad Arts Project, Israel, Artist in Residence, 1998-2000


  • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

  • American Psychological Association, Div. 39, Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology

  • International Focusing Institute

  • US Association for Body Psychotherapy

  • Babies Project

  • Training Institute for Mental Health Psychoanalytic Society


  • Focusing Oriented Therapy, Teacher and Trainer, 2019

  • Brennan Healing, Character Dynamics and Energy Psychology, 2004


  • New York Times Op Ed, ‘Women and the Glass Ceiling4/20/95


  • Training Institute for Mental Health, Live Supervision,  May 19, 2016

  • Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Alumni Colloquium, Self Care for the Caregiver 2005

  • Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Community Organization Theory in Action, 1997


  • Introduction to Focusing Oriented Therapy for Clinicians.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST: movement, creativity, decision making, dreams, infancy, language, migration and cooperation.

Get In Touch

To contact Lisa about individual psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, couples sessions, clinical supervision, or consultation, please phone or submit your information. If Lisa is unable to accommodate your schedule, she may refer you to a qualified colleague in her practice.

Manhattan and  Brooklyn Offices

Gramercy Park ~ Park Slope

(646) 760-4257

Keyboard and Mouse

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