Dr. Pamela Saunders

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, Ph.D, LCSW 

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counseling, Therapy

Welcome all Artists & Creative People in the New York City area to Psychotherapy 4 Artists.  I am Dr. Pamela Saunders, a former actress professionally trained by the legendary Method acting teacher, Sanford Meisner. My background allows me to utilize such Method acting techniques as a strong emotional connection resulting in more meaningful personal interactions. This approach is highly effective while tackling such problems as crippling anxiety and immobilizing depression. I have 35 years experience as a psychotherapist incorporating my rich background in theatre and all the arts. I'm currently working on a book entitled "Psychotherapy for Artists" integrating Method acting techniques with a psychodynamic approach.


I excel in addressing Mood Disorders and WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT. I work with a wide variety of people including actors, musicians, writers, members of the fashion industry, and banking, in addition to a number of people who are in 12-step recovery programs. Free phone consultation -- (929) 810-7265.


I AM KNOWN FOR AN INTERACTIVE STYLE INCLUDING A SENSE OF HUMOR! I view therapy as a Creative process directly applied to enhancing every form of work. My main focus is in establishing 'AUTHENTICITY' in self experience and in relationships. Therapy is regarded as the basis for dynamic self-actualizing.


  • Life Coaching

  • Relationship Issues

  • Depression

  • Empowerment of Women

  • Couples & Marriage Counseling


  • ADHD

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Borderline Personality

  • Codependency

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Eating Disorders

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Spirituality

  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Career Counseling

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Violence

  • Grief

  • Parenting

  • Substance Abuse

  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health:


  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Thinking Disorders

  • Impulse Control Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • LGBT Issues

Client Focus:

Ethnicity: African-American, Hispanic and Latino

Age: Adults, Elders (65+)



  • LGBT Clients

  • Cancer

  • HIV / AIDS Clients

  • Lesbian Clients

  • Veterans


Treatment Approach:

  • Coaching

  • Eclectic

  • Existential

  • Family / Marital

  • Gestalt

  • Integrative

  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

  • Psychodynamic

  • Psychodynamic

  • Dialectical (DBT)

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Expressive Arts

  • Family Systems

  • Humanistic

  • Interpersonal

  • Psychoanalytic

  • Relational


  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Family

Psychotherapy 4 Artists

Call or e-mail for a free phone consultation now - (929) 810-7265

Additional Information:


Years in Practice:  30+ Years

School:  Fordham University

Year Graduated:  1989

License Number:  044016

License State:  New York


Avg. Cost (per session): $80

Sliding Scale: Yes


Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Additional Credentials:

Degree: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center


Year: 2003

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