Early Background, Education, and Professional Training:

I was born in Manhattan, grew up in Washington, D.C. where I was a Capitol Page and worked in the offices of several US Senators and Congressmen and for the Department of State, as I earned my undergraduate degree in philosophy at George Washington University. In addition to completing my M.A. and Ph.D. studies in Clinical Psychology at New York University, I underwent four years of postdoctoral training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I began my private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in New York and have always worked only in private practice of providing  individual, couples and group therapy for adults. I do not do psychological testing or evaluations.

Private Practice in New  York, Florida and now Santa Fe:

I maintained private practice in Manhattan until 1990 at which time I moved my practice to the Orlando area. Now, after 25 years in Florida, I have relocated to Santa Fe where I have just received my New Mexico Psychologist License and am beginning to build my private practice providing individual, couples and group therapy for men and women struggling with their relationships and with attachment issues that may have led to various symptoms including anxiety, depression and personality disorder. I have an office with Barry Altenberg, M.D.

Theoretical Orientation and Therapeutic Style:

I utilize aspects of intersubjective, relational and self psychological theories to guide my more intuitive instincts in interrelating with patients. I have also provided supervision, individually and in  group formats, for therapists interested in advancing their therapeutic skills and deepening their theoretical understandings. I hope to eventually be in a position to provide supervision in Santa Fe.

Call Me With Any Questions:

Please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions about my academic or professional background, or about anything else that you would like to discuss with me.

Dr. Bill Player
407-740-8080