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Psychiatrist with Over 20 Years Practice Experience Providing Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

Dr. Philip Lister

Psychiatrist | MD


905 5th Ave

New York, New York, 10021 United States

Appointments: In Person Online

How I work with Clients

I love working with adults and with children of all ages. Psychoanalytic training informs my perspective, although I am keenly aware of the need for efficiency, and do not allow therapy to languish. Employing a developmental perspective, I believe "we are all the ages we have ever been." I also work in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in the last decade.

Treatment Approach

The key ingredient for effective psychotherapy is the establishment of an alliance, built on trust and mutual respect. With this foundation, we can explore present difficulties, their roots in the past, and manifestations - in relationships with loved ones, work relationships, feelings about oneself, difficulty with impulses, inhibitions, or mood. In addition to detailing life in the present and past, an exploration of one's inner life - dreams and daydreams - can be of great value, in achieving self-awareness. Our relationship in therapy offers an invaluable window into how our hopes and fears influence our behavior.


School: Duke University School of Medicine

Degree: MD

License or Certificate #144376 New York State Physician

Traditional Lineage Training

I began my training in adult and child psychoanalysis. I later trained in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. I completed MAPS Therapist Training and worked as a therapist in the Phase 3 studies (MAPP1 & MAPP2). I have also trained with Phil Wolfson in KAP (Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy) which resembles MAPS's MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy model. I now participate with MAPS as a supervisor and in helping develop the curriculum for future trainees.

Psychedelic Therapy Certification Institutions
  • MAPS

Payment & Insurance

Cost per session

$300.00 - $450.00

Accepted forms of payment
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
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