Dr. Kira Bartlett

Meet Dr. Kira Bartlett

“I can help you explore the feelings and beliefs that may be stopping you from creating positive changes that will lead to the satisfaction you seek.”

Dr. Bartlett's Practice
Dr. Kira Bartlett is a New York state licensed clinical psychologist with over 14 years of successful clinical experience with individuals in short- and long-term psychotherapy. Her private practice is in White Plains, New York and Manhattan, New York. Dr. Bartlett also provides training and in-services for professionals and agencies interested in screening for postpartum mood disorders. She is available for consultation and clinical supervision as well. 

Pre-Doctoral Work
Dr. Bartlett completed pre-doctoral trainings at New York University Counseling Services, Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center, the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and a pre-doctoral internship at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In all of these settings, she treated a culturally and diagnostically diverse population. 

Associations
Dr. Bartlett is a member of the New York State Psychological Association, Postpartum Support International and the Postpartum Resource Center of New York. She is the former president of the Hudson Valley Birth Network.

See Dr. Bartlett’s professional resume.

 

 

Psychotherapy Approach
Dr. Bartlett’s theoretical orientation frames her understanding of you as a client, the therapeutic relationship, and the treatment process. Clinically trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, this theory plays a large role in how she practices. This orientation emphasizes the discovery of underlying sources of emotional distress. Since early experiences frame the way in which we operate in the world, Dr. Bartlett believes it is our task to understand and challenge that framework.

Other Treatment Strategies
For Dr. Bartlett, the path to emotional wellness is multi-faceted in nature. She incorporates both a long-term dynamic perspective with short-term, contemporary evidence-based treatment strategies for cognitive therapy and mindfulness training. Her approach combines insight-oriented work with goal-directed interventions. She encourages alternative techniques and lifestyle changes in conjunction with psychotherapy. 

Dr. Bartlett encourages and explores techniques for increasing mindfulness in one's life and supports clients' beginning meditation practice. Research has revealed a number of benefits of a regular meditation practice. Learn more...

Therapeutic Environment
Dr. Bartlett strives to create a non-judgmental environment for examining one’s issues and challenges, while aiding her clients to become more comfortable with a wide range of emotional experiences that make life interesting and enjoyable. She brings empathy and warmth to her work, but also maintains a sense of humor.

 

Kira Bartlett

What is Psychotherapy?

Getting to Know Yourself

“The essence of psychotherapy is to enable the patient to appreciate how he has been keeping himself the same- and how he can change.” George Weinberg - The Heart of Psychotherapy

Periods of transition can magnify the underlying issues that keep us from being emotionally healthy. Dr. Bartlett specializes in helping clients understand what is happening during life’s transitions that keep us from meeting our goals, pursuing the paths we want to pursue, and forming new patterns of behavior instead of repeating old ones. Her practice areas include: