Dr. Ady Ben-Israel, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Ady Ben-Israel, PhD



Integrating psychodynamic, mindfulness, attachment, cognitive, and harm reduction approaches, I have been working since 2005 with individuals of all genders and sexual orientations.

I offer individual psychotherapy for adults and children, with a specialization in issues relating to sex, sexuality, gender, and relationships. I work with couples in diverse relationships and am a Certified EFT Couples Therapist.

Individuals >>

Couples/Relationships >>

Transgender and Gender-Expansive Children >>



Please contact me with questions you have about beginning the process of psychotherapy. I am available to work with you in a short-term or long-term capacity.



I have been a practicing psychotherapist since 2005 and have worked in hospital inpatient units, community based mental health, outpatient clinics, and private practice. I integrate psychodynamic, mindfulness, harm reduction, and cognitive approaches to psychotherapy. My background in social justice organizing informs my clinical work.


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Long Island University-Brooklyn

  • Licensed in New York State

  • Certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

  • WPATH Certified Member

  • Certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

  • Post-graduate certification, Trauma Studies Program, Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy

  • Post-graduate certification, Center for Group Studies in modern analytic group psychotherapy

  • MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work

  • MA, History of Science, Harvard University


Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), American Psychological Association (APA), The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).


Practice focus:

  • Adults and adolescents with a wide array of concerns

  • Couples/relationship therapy aimed at fostering secure attachment

  • Children and their families around issues of gender identity and gender diversity (Ages 3+, Pre-Teens/Teens)