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Relational Psychologist

If the person you know yourself to be is not visible to others maybe it’s time to seek out a psychologist.

Dr. Susan Bodnar is a New York City based clinical psychologist trained in relational psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioral therapy with over twenty years of professional experience. She welcomes everyone to her practice.

She is an adjunct associate professor of clinical and counseling psychology at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and has published in academic journals and in popular media.


Meet Susan Bodnar

Dr. Bodnar teaches and supervises in the clinical and counseling psychology
department of Teacher’s College at Columbia University.
She currently serves as an associate editor for Psychoanalytic Dialogues and on the editorial boards of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Ecopsychology.

At Wesleyan University, Susan Bodnar majored in anthropology and American
studies, continued those studies at the graduate level at New York University,
and received her PhD from the clinical psychology department at the Graduate
Center of the City University of New York.
At Beth Israel Hospital she learned short-term dynamic therapy as well as cognitive behavioral techniques. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in medical psychology at Roosevelt Hospital and then psychoanalytic training at the William Alanson White Institute.

Dr. Bodnar’s therapeutic techniques are guided by an understanding of biological predispositions, child development, family habits, cultural exposure, racial identifications, trauma, and even physical environments. She supports you in the creation of strategies that move you forward.

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