Dr. Nick Fehertoi is a post-doctoral psychologist at the Williamsburg Therapy Group who provides therapy to adults and adolescents. He specializes in long- and short-term treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance use, as well as difficulties with relationships and life transitions. He is also interested in working with identity conflicts accompanying experiences of immigration.
Working from a relational psychodynamic framework, Dr. Fehertoi integrates aspects of existential, emotion regulation, harm reduction, and mindfulness-based therapies in order to help his clients build a robust sense of agency by expanding awareness and ownership of their emotions and desires, including how they are experienced in the body. As this can only occur in the context of a supportive and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship, Dr. Fehertoi strives to create a space where clients can rediscover a sense of curiosity and authenticity for their personal experience, and explore how this manifests in the here-and-now of therapy.
Embarking on one’s own therapy is hard work that brings individuals into closer contact with their limitations. However, it is also a step toward a future freer of the rigid, often self-imposed boundaries that keep us feeling stagnant. By helping his clients confront their implicitly-held stories, myths, and expectations about themselves and others, Dr. Fehertoi aims to re-introduce them to themselves, free to be as they are.
Dr. Fehertoi received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research, and completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at Kings County Hospital. Additionally, he received clinical training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, CUNY Grad Center and Hunter College counseling centers, and South Beach Heights Hill, and has amassed experience working with inpatient, intensive outpatient, and university populations. His dissertation research focused on trauma’s impact on the body, and subsequently the sense of agency, and he has taught courses on psychopathology and existential psychology at Eugene Lang College and The New School for Public Engagement.