About Me

Gina PuliceI am a psychiatric social worker in clinical practice. Most recently, I was on staff at Columbia’s Day Treatment Program at East 60th street, as well as having worked at CUMC’s Uptown Intensive Outpatient Program. I trained in Loyola University of Chicago’s Clinical Social Work Master’s program and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York.

Before beginning my career in mental health,  I studied Acting at DePaul University’s Theatre Conservatory. While living in the San Francisco Bay area, I had the great fortune of working with an amazing theatre company called Shotgun Players, acting in and directing original and traditional plays. I also spent some time teaching theatre and social studies in Richmond, CA.  Though I love the world of theatre and working with children, it wasn’t long before I realized that the thing I love most about it all is the study of human behavior.  Becoming a therapist, for me, was a natural outcropping of that unflagging fascination.

I have worked with children and adults, in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. My practice has a special focus on treatments that utilize the skills in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as on Trauma, Dissociation, and Chronic PTSD. I am also trained in supportive and psychoanalytically oriented psychodynamic therapy. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

My practice is informed by the principles of behavioral and psychodynamic treatments, with a special focus on issues related to Trauma and Dissociation, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Addiction as a family illness.  I am interested in time-limited, goal-oriented treatments, as well as more traditional, open-ended, psychodynamic psychotherapies.

Professional Affiliations

Therapy, at its finest, provides a place for us to know ourselves without judgment. My practice is centered around the idea that change is inevitable,
and that we can shape our lives in ways that allow us to both accept the roots of our history and prepare for the growth of our future.