Education & Certification

Licensed In
New York

Graduated From
City University of New York (1976)

National Register Member Since

Ruth Mechaneck, PhD

As a musician myself, I specialize in working with creative and artistic people. I use a developmental approach, tailoring therapy to specific age groups and issues. I work with couples using an EFT model. My approach is psychoanalytic and relational, acting as a life coach as well as an empathic, positive therapist. I treat mood disorders, coping skills and trauma. I am active in the therapeutic process and welcome all responses to treatment, particularly difficult and negative feelings.

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
  • Depression and Other Mood Disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depression, bereavement)
  • PTSD/Traumatic Response (e.g., combat stress, loss, injury, sexual assault)
  • Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)

Treatment Modalities

  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal


  • PH.D. CUNY Graduate Center
  • Member: National Register; American Psychological Association; ICEEFT (International Center for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy); NYCEEFT (New York Center for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Fee Information/Office Policy

  • Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30a.m. – 8:30p.m.;
    Friday: 7:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
  • I offer sliding fee scales as an out-of-network provider.
  • I have a 24 hour cancellation policy in order not to be charged for a session. I attempt to set up an appointment for the week following a consultation request.
  • Preferred method of contact: email or phone.
  • Insurance Plans

    • Medicare
    • Oxford
    • United Behavioral Health
    • Cigna
    • Magna Care

    Contact Information

    Primary Contact

    340 E 93rd St, Apt 22M
    New York, NY 10128
    P: 212-876-6845 (Office)
    F: 212-427-2476