“Therapy is a partnership. It is my goal to create a safe space in which you can feel understood and accepted. By establishing a mutual connection, we can lay the foundation for lasting change. Ultimately, our objective is to create a greater sense of confidence and well-being through understanding and self-awareness.” -Whitney Schaffer, LCSW
Whitney Schaffer has extensive experience working with adults and couples. Some areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, identity issues, self-sabotaging behavior & life transitions.
After completing her undergraduate education at Northwestern University with a focus in psychology, she went on to earn a Master of Social Work at New York University.
Since then, Whitney has become an adjunct lecturer at New York University, where she supervises masters students in the field. She continued her studies in various psychoanalytic settings including the William Alanson White Institute as well as the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.
Whitney is also a certified rape crisis counselor, and has advocated for survivors of sexual assault with the Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) in New York City.