Psychotherapy for adults
I am a licensed psychologist-psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in private practice in TriBeCa, NYC, with over 20 years of experience.
My areas of specialty include anxiety, mother-daughter enmeshment, peri-partum adjustment, and early recovery from addiction. I am also fluent in French.
My approach integrates principles of mindfulness meditation and Buddhism.
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Chanler, A. (2017). Mindfulness meets enmeshment: Disentangling without detaching with embodied self-empathy as a guide. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 4(2), 145-151.
An event in the author’s personal life leads her to reflect on the impact of the physical dimension of mindfulness meditation on enmeshed relationships, those in which boundaries are porous and the expression of empathy is felt disproportionally by 1 person.
Podcast from the Shrink Rap Radio website on April 7, 2016.
Tangled Up in Enmeshment? Using mindfulness to lessen the confusion of fusion. Published on October 12, 2014 by The Contemporary Psychoanalysis Group in Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action By Ann Chanler, Ph.D. For years my patient Jean was so preoccupied with her mother’s inability to move forward that she didn’t realize her own life was on hold. Jean’s feelings about[…]
Relationships affect how we feel. When we connect with others it can be healing, but sometimes too much closeness can cause us pain. I’m referring to the uncomfortable interplay of another person’s feelings with our own, those times when we feel too pulled in. For example, we might be filled with a partner’s tension after[…]
A review of Maternal Desire: On Children, Love and the Inner Life, by, Daphne de Marneffe. New York: Little, Brown, 2004, 401 pp. Ann Chanler, Ph.D. (2008). Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 44:309-316
MOTHERHOOD is powerful business. Whether it involves thinking about having children, balancing work with family, or struggles with infertility, the discourse is passionate. Sadly, however, there is one thing mothers today do not seem to be able to talk about, namely, the pleasure they take in being devoted to and spending time with their children.