Antonieta Contreras (she/her)


Having emotions is as natural as your appetite and having emotional difficulties is as human as experiencing hunger or cravings.

Therapist in NEW YORK, NY
Supervised by Rosemary Maters LCSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

About My Clients

I avoid labels or focusing on pathology; instead, I concentrate on helping my clients to overcome the doubts, difficulties or challenges that get in the way of a calm, stable and fulfilling life. I'm also trained in Human Sexuality and join the Sex Positive perspective.

My Background and Approach

Formed as a mathematician with a career as a banker and a consultant, I found my passion while training in India and Eastern Contemplative traditions. I then became a mental health professional to better serve the demands of those with emotional needs. Based in NYC, I have trained in multiple modalities including Gestalt, Trauma Studies, Human Sexuality, Neurofeedback, AEDP, EMDR, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, REBT (CBT), Internal Family Systems, and Contemplative psychotherapy.  Motivated by curiosity and neuroscience, I have developed an understanding of the power of the mind and the human natural self-healing capacities and have integrated Eastern and Western wisdom to create a practice that is compassionate and deeply rooted in the client's wisdom while at the same time scientifically proven and informed. ​

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in emotional health. I think that having emotions is as natural as your appetite and that having emotional difficulties is as human as experiencing hunger. Therefore, it is my conviction that processing our emotions in therapy is as necessary as any other visit to a doctor: either for a check-up, when there are initial symptoms, or once the problem has already manifested and is making our life somehow dysfunctional.

I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $200 - 300/session


646-580-8244 Email Antonieta
252 7TH AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10001-7327

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