I believe an effective therapy starts with the relationship that we build in our work together. My priority is to understand you and your needs while providing an environment that is warm, safe, supportive, and genuine for you to work through difficult and painful life struggles. There is no judgment or pressure here.
It is okay to come in for therapy not fully knowing what it is you’d like to change, or where it is you’re looking to end up. This is okay and actually very common. You may know that something needs to change or is feeling unsettled, though not be sure of what or how. The answers often take shape organically as the process unfolds.
At our first session, I’d like to learn about you and what you are going through and struggling with. Going at your pace, I want to get to know you as a person, not only the struggles, but also your interests, motivations, and anything else that makes you who you are.
As an integrative therapist, I generally start with a relational psychotherapy foundation in our work. As we progress, I also utilize a range of techniques, as appropriate. These can include contemporary psychoanalysis, affect regulation, grounding, relaxation techniques, somatic focusing, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral (CBT) techniques, and others. The approaches we will use in our work are always based on what makes the most sense for you and are decided together.
Nathan Feiles is an integrative psychotherapist and contemporary relational analyst in full time private practice in New York City. He works with people locally (in NYC) in-person and online, and also provides teletherapy for people who live in California or Massachusetts. In addition, Nathan provides online video coaching nationally and internationally.
Education and Licenses
- New York University (NYU) — M.A. in Social Work (MSW)
- National Institute for the Psychotherapies in NYC — 4-year post-graduate certificate in comprehensive psychotherapy and contemporary psychoanalysis
- New York, LCSW-R
- California, LCSW
- Massachusetts, LICSW
Balanced Flying Method
Aside from the various areas of mental health speciality, Nathan is the originator of the Balanced Flying Method — an internationally recognized approach to helping people overcome fear of flying. This method is based on addressing the most relevant psychological and emotional factors that tend to feed fear of flying for people. It stands alone as a method of overcoming fear of flying that is personalized to you. As fear of flying has different origins for everyone, this method is based on your own psychological and emotions needs.
Articles & Interviews
Nathan has been a regularly featured writer on various areas of mental health and relationships on PsychCentral.com and TheMighty.com. His articles have also been featured on many mental health websites as well as migraine.com. His interview credits include (though are not limited to) the Huffington Post, BravoTV.com, the Fear of Flying School, and he has appeared on several radio shows and podcasts in the U.S. and U.K. for his various areas of specialty.
Contact Nathan with questions or to schedule an appointment.
* Nathan Feiles is available for media interviews and presentations in all areas of specialty.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker: State of New York (LCSW-R: License Number R081198), State of California (LCSW: License Number 63888), Commonwealth of Massachusetts (LICSW: License Number 122686)