Myra Batalvi, MHC I
Myra previously worked as a successful market research consultant for some of the world’s largest healthcare companies. While she loved the challenge of leading global projects and immersing herself in cultures across Brazil, Japan, Germany, France and the Philippines, Myra realized her true passion lay in creating opportunities for research participants to engage in introspection. She witnessed how turning an analytical eye to their inner worlds granted people a sense of emotional stability and happiness. This led Myra to switch directions and pursue a career in psychotherapy. She is currently advancing her training in counseling psychology at Columbia University.
A researcher at heart, Myra uses an open-hearted, inquisitive, and goal-oriented approach. Born in Pakistan, living in a bi-cultural family, and conducting research spanning the globe, Myra lends particular attention to cultural context. She profoundly empathizes with the cross-cultural struggles of first and second-generation immigrants.
Myra is a supportive partner to her clients while they learn and grow through their pain, before ultimately moving past it. She is passionate about helping people overcome their struggles by using clinically tested and evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and contemporary psychoanalytic techniques.
Myra’s clients have made steady progress, found creative solutions, and fulfilled their potential in incredible ways. Although therapy can feel like serious business, she strives to create a relaxed and collaborative atmosphere where comfort and results are not mutually exclusive.
If you are interested in seeing Myra, please contact us.
- Anxiety, Depression, and Low Self-Esteem
- Finding Intimacy
- Relationships and Couples’ Communication
- Life Transitions: Career, Grief & Loss, Illness, Marriage
- Multicultural/Diversity Issues
- Chronic Illness and Autoimmune Diseases
- Attachment Issues and Emotionally Focused Therapy