Dr. Michael Kinsey, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Kinsey is a licensed psychologist at the Williamsburg Therapy Group who provides psychotherapy to adults, couples, and children. He is skilled at quickly identifying most immediate and concerning areas of distress in addition to outlining and providing short and long-term options for treatment.
Dr. Kinsey has extensive experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, psychosis, as well as long-standing difficulties in relationships with self and others. He has extensive training in psychoanalysis/psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, existential psychotherapy, and attachment-based interventions.
Dr. Kinsey brings to Williamsburg Therapy Group a lifelong interest in the mind and a variety of methods to elicit its secrets. He views psychotherapy as an opportunity to help clients to encounter their own potential for courage, honesty, and heroism as they face previously unknown levels of crisis, conflict, and chaos. Dr. Kinsey draws upon linguistics/etymology, metaphor, myth, literature, symbols, and art, to help his clients see their challenges from multiple perspectives and through a variety of lenses. In working with Dr. Kinsey, clients are invited to look inward and see climactic tension in the mundane, and the pedestrian in forbidden fantasy. Through playful, humorous, honest, and respectful, dialogue, Dr. Kinsey works with clients to discover how nonsensical symptoms make sense, and how suffering points them in the direction of growth.
Dr. Kinsey received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research and completed his pre-doctoral internship at Lenox Hill Hospital, where he has continued as a postdoctoral fellow. His clinical experiences, comprise of both inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy and assessment,, brief and long-term psychotherapy, and individual and group work. Prior to joining the Williamsburg Therapy Group, Dr. Kinsey was clinically trained at the World Trade Center Mental Health Program at Mount Sinai, New York Psychoanalytic Institute, Mount Sinai-Beth Israel, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and Baruch College Counseling Center. Dr. Kinsey also taught various undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at the New School for Social Research, and has expertise in parent-child dyadic psychotherapy, parent-child attachment, group psychotherapy, and the clinical use of video.