Licensed Psychologist

20 West 86th Street, Suite 1AA
New York, New York 10024
Telephone: 212-874-6487
Fax: 212-866-7737


Karen Marisak, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who has been in private practice for over 35 years.  She is a graduate, faculty member, and supervising analyst at the William Alanson White Institute.  She is past president of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, Special Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at Long Island University's Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, and former Chief Psychologist at the Mental Health Clinic of Flushing Hospital Medical Center.  She is former Director of Referrals for the HIV Clinical Service at the White Institute.

Dr. Marisak maintains a diverse practice, working with individuals and couples.  She provides therapy for a variety of problems in living, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and work problems.  She has long experience working with people dealing with loss, adjustment to change and transitions, health concerns, and difficult or traumatic histories.  She works with individuals whose styles of interaction have interfered with their achievement or their happiness and where the goal of therapy is improved self-understanding for the purpose of making more positive and better-informed choices. She supervises the work of other professionals and teaches graduate students and psychoanalytic candidates.


            The William Alanson White Institute
            Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 1992

Fordham University
            Department of Psychology, Clinical Program
            Ph.D. 1981, M.A. 1974

            Barnard College, Columbia University
B.A. cum laude, with honors in psychology, 1972
            Dean's List: 1970-71, 1971-72

Professional Memberships:
            American Psychological Association
New York Psychological Association
            Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
            The William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society