Silvia Birklein is a Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Dance Movement Therapist, and Movement Analyst. She is the Founder and Clinical Director of the group practice, SYNC Psychological Services, PLLC and SYNC SOMATICS ™ (Embodied Psychotherapy and Supervision), a private practice in New York City, Kingston and Syracuse.
Additionally, she serves as a clinical supervisor and faculty member at Pace University, The New School University, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP). Her training includes programs at the Institute for Critical Psychology at the Freie University in Berlin, the Fritz Perls Institute in Germany, Antioch Graduate School, The New School for Social Research, and the William Alanson White Institute.
Dr. Birklein's research focuses on the inter-generational transmission of affect, and the body and movement in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with an emphasis on the nonverbal/non-semantic in the clinical setting. In addition to private practice, Dr. Birklein has worked in various psychiatric hospitals and counseling centers, as well as with Reality TV shows as a psychologist.
She specializes in Relational Psychoanalysis and in the Body and Movement/Somatics in psychoanalytic contexts and is available to provide psychodynamic, relational psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis as well as movement-informed psychotherapy.
She welcomes all populations, including artists, athletes, international clients, queer, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and/or trans., and is experienced in treating issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships, pain, and cultural transitions.
Dr. Birklein is an international speaker and lecturer and frequently teaches in Europe and Asia, on the topics of Trauma, PTSD, Intergenerational Transmission, Psychodynamic Theories and Practice, Somatics, and Body and Movement in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Currently, she supervises faculty and teaches at the SINO Center for Mother/Infant Mental Health in Beijing where she analyzes parent/child videos and teaches attachment, developmental, psychoanalytic and relational/intersubjectivity theories. For more info, please see her website at http://www.syncpsych.com.