Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions

Since its inception, the William Alanson White Institute has been involved in helping people with problems in living. Eating disorders and substance use disorders affect increasing numbers of people regardless of background or socioeconomic status.

At a Glance

Highly trained clinicians at the William Alanson White Institute offer an opportunity to go beyond the behavioral changes that characterize much of the treatment offered to those in the early stages of recovery. Through psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, deep shifts in character can be achieved with associated changes in behavior.

Who Is It For

Patients with a history of addiction who want to attain a profound level of change will benefit from the interpersonal perspectives and techniques that inform analytic treatment at the Institute.

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    The Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service of the William Alanson White Institute offers the following referral services:

    • Assessment
    • Group Therapy
    • Individual Psychotherapy
    • Family/Couples Therapy
    • Psychoanalysis
    • Referral to Ancillary Services
    • Workshops
    • Child/Adolescent Therapy

    To apply for treatment, please download and complete a copy of our application (select “Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions” under the section heading “Specialty Services”). Send the completed form to the William Alanson White Institute Clinic at 20 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023. An intake interview will be arranged promptly.


    Fees for psychotherapy are based on a sliding scale that takes into account the type of psychotherapy offered and patient need. The Institute also accepts many insurance plans.

  • Staff of the Eating Disorders,
    Compulsions and Addictions Service

    All clinicians are psychiatrists (MDs) or hold doctoral degrees and are either graduates or current matriculants of the William Alanson White Institute program in psychoanalysis. They have received specialized training in addressing the concerns of those experiencing eating disorders and/or compulsive addictive disorders.

    Director & Co-Founder:

    Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.


    Catherine Stuart, Ph.D. (deceased)

    Steering Committee:

    • Elizabeth Halsted, Ph.D.
    • Jill Howard, Ph.D.
    • Sue Kolod, Ph.D.
    • Anne Malave, Ph.D.
    • Sarah Schoen, Ph.D.
    • Janet Tintner, Psy.D.

    Staff Members:

    • Miri Abramis, Ph.D.
    • Patricia Bellucci, Ph.D.
    • Janet G. Benton, Psy.D.
    • Mark Blechner, Ph.D.
    • Phillip Blumberg, Ph.D.
    • Joerg Bose, M.D.
    • Philip M. Bromberg, Ph.D.
    • Sandra Buechler, Ph.D.
    • Anne Chanler, Ph.D.
    • Olga Cheselka, Ph.D.
    • Rebecca Curtis, Ph.D.
    • Eric Dammann, Ph.D.
    • Debra Farbman, Ph.D.
    • Seth Fielding, M.D.
    • Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D.
    • Diane Goldkopf, Ph.D.
    • Anton Hart, Ph.D.
    • Evelyn Hartman, Ph.D.
    • Sharon Kofman, Ph.D.
    • Emily Kuriloff, Psy.D.
    • Zev Labins, M.D.
    • Zoe Lazar, Ed.D.
    • Karen Marisak, Ph.D.
    • Arlene McKay, Ph.D.
    • Richard Shadick, Ph.D.
    • Steven K. Tublin, Ph.D.
    • Meryl Weinman, Ph.D.
    • M. Margit Winckler, Ph.D.
    • Miltiades Zaphiropoulos, M.D.
    • Stefan R. Zicht, Psy.D

William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology 20 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023 | (212) 873-0725