Ruth H. Livingston is a New York City psychologist and psychoanalyst specializing in treating persons who are living with medical issues.  She is also a generalist with a diverse  private practice in midtown Manhattan, including individuals, couples and families who have challenges in their lives such as depression, anxiety, career or relationship concerns. 

Dr.  Livingston is Founder and Director of the Living With Medical Conditions Special Service at the William Alanson White Institute for  Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology in New York. She has expertise treating those who have chronic conditions (such as MS, Parkinson's, cerebral palsy) as well as those recently diagnosed with acute illnesses (such as cancer, heart disease/stroke, ALS), and the terminally ill. 

In addition to her practice, Dr. Livingston is a Clinical Supervisor in the Clinical Ph.D. programs at Columbia University Teachers College and the City University of New York, as well as a Psychotherapy Supervisor at the William Alanson White Institute.  She is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.

Dr. Livingston is a writer and an editor for authors in the fields of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Published in the New York Times; the print journals Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Religion and Health, Psychotherapy; and in the on-line journal, Dr. Livingston is also the Executive Editor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

To make an appointment for individual or couples therapy, supervision with Dr. Livingston, or consultation regarding an editing project, please phone 917-929-4742 or e-mail her at:

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