“There is no good reason why we should not develop and change until the last day we live.”
― Karen Horney, MD

The Karen Horney Clinic was founded in 1955 in honor of Karen Horney, MD, a pioneer in the field of psychoanalysis. The clinic’s mission 

has always been to offer low-cost psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic services and to provide training and research opportunities for advanced mental health professionals.

The Karen Horney Clinic is a vital center for mental health treatment, training, and research in New York City. Meeting the mental health needs of a diverse community the clinic continually evolves and expands its services providing New Yorkers, from all backgrounds, the most professional and compassionate mental health care at an affordable cost.

A not-for-profit organization Licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health, the Karen Horney Clinic is funded through a combination of private contributions, foundation and government grants, and offers a sliding scale fee based on an individual’s ability to pay and Medicare, Medicaid, and numerous other insurances are accepted.

The Karen Horney Clinic also provides advanced training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy for graduates of doctoral, social work and mental health counseling programs.

Who Is Karen Horney?

A pioneer in psychoanalysis, Karen Horney was a visionary who questioned the role of gender in the development of the neurotic personality as well as the importance of society and culture as determining and gauging factors for normal and pathological development.

Horney’s advanced theories regarding neurosis and personality led her in 1937 to publish the popularly read book, “The Neurotic Personality of Our Time.” She founded the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and the American Institute for Psychoanalysis. Horney founded these organizations because she was dissatisfied with the generally strict, orthodox nature of the psychoanalytic community. She is the only female founder of a psychoanalytic school of thought.


The Karen Horney Clinic offers mental health treatment to adults, children and their families and caregivers, those who have suffered a trauma, and young adults who are adjusting to student life in a demanding academic environment.

Therapeutic services include treating a broad range of emotional and mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, psychosomatic disorders, phobias, personality problems, sleep disturbance, obsessive compulsive disorder, family problems, stage of life issues, and post-traumatic stress to mention only a few.

Services particularly geared for children include early intervention in cases of childhood problems including failure at school, violence, parent-child issues, bullying, cyber bullying and social network abuses, behavioral disturbances, depression, anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse. The clinic also helps to prevent damaging psychological effects on children who were removed from their parents for abuse and neglect and placed in foster care. The clinic’s highly individualized treatment is designed for each child and their family.

For more information on The Karen Horney Clinic visit www.karenhorneyclinic.org or call 212-838-4333. The clinic is open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and is located at 329 E. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065.

Information contained in this blog is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical or psychiatric advice for individual conditions or treatment and does not substitute for a medical or psychiatric examination. A psychiatrist must make a determination about any treatment or prescription.