Dr. Cassie Kaufmann is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Greene Clinic. She takes an eclectic approach to her practice of individual and group psychotherapy and aims to create an open space for self-exploration by integrating empathy and humor with close attention to affect. While her work is primarily guided by psychoanalytic theory, she uses mindfulness and mind-body awareness, as well as other methods derived from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She specializes in relationship issues, creativity and academics, sexuality, eating and body image disorders, perinatal/reproductive concerns, depression, and anxiety. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages, sexualities, nationalities, and cultural backgrounds, and welcomes people from marginalized communities.
Dr. Kaufmann completed her doctorate at the Derner Institute at Adelphi University, a program that focuses on psychodynamic therapy. She trained at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University Counseling and Psychological Services. Prior to founding Greene Clinic, she was an instructor in psychology at CUMC and an attending psychologist on their adult psychiatric inpatient unit. She has been a fellow of the Melanie Klein Trust and the American Psychoanalytic Association. Currently, she is an advanced candidate in adult psychoanalysis at New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Kaufmann received a B.A. in comparative literature from Yale University and an M.S.Ed. in special education from City College. In addition to practicing, she writes and has presented her research on psychoanalysis, creativity, art, sexuality, social justice, and politics.