Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in private practice, based in New York City and Stockholm. Most recently, she edited On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) with Dr. Manya Steinkoler and Rendering Unconscious (Trapart Books, 2019), a book of psychoanalytic theory and poetry. Upcoming, she is authoring Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2019) and editing Persona: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Work of Ingmar Bergman (Trapart Books, 2019). A book of her poetry Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016) is available, as is anthology she co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson, The Fenris Wolf vol. 9 (Trapart Books, 2017) collected papers from the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, London, 2016. Dr. Sinclair facilitates lectures, events and conferences internationally and is a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis ( For more, visit her website:
Psy.D. Nova Southeastern University 2007
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I have been fortunate to have had a wide range of experiences throughout my development as a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, from working with persons suffering from depression, anxiety, chronic medical conditions and pain, to university students transitioning into their careers and procuring long-term relationships, to those suffering grief or bereavement. In my experience, psychoanalytic psychotherapy has proven to be the best treatment for attaining the long lasting results and positive life changes that one desires, allowing for exploration of the self, fostering creativity, and decreasing inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety.

Psychological symptoms are not simply external problems to be overcome but rather messages speaking to unconscious desires and conflicts. Understanding the root of symptoms unlocks passion, drive and creativity. Gaining insight into relationship patterns fosters the ability to create healthier ways of interacting with others, in love and work.

I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adolescents and adults. Based in New York City and Stockholm, my focus is on the international market, providing quality care for people who travel, business people, ex-pats, actors, and those who live more rurally and may not otherwise have access to high quality care.

Having been in private practice for 10 years and worked in an HIV+ clinic for 5 years, I have experience with anxiety, depression, concurrent chronic medical conditions, sexual abuse, eating disoders, search for identity, exploration of gender and sexuality & more. I take an open-minded, non-judgmental stance and tailor my method to the individual needs of the person coming in for treatment.
Personal Interests
Personally, I have found that creativity is key and see the psychoanalytic process as an inherently creative one. Therefore, much of my writing is focused on the arts and on exploring psychoanalytic theory through the lenses of various artists and techniques. I also write about current cultural issues and events and feel that a psychoanalytic viewpoint could be useful in many aspects of society.