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About Me

Matt Aibel, LCSW is an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist with offices in Manhattan and on Long Island (currently working remotely).


Matt holds academic degrees from Yale (BA, cum laude) and NYU (MSW, academic honors) as well as certification in Psychoanalysis and Comprehensive Psychotherapy from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), a four-year postgraduate training program in contemporary psychodynamic and psychoanalytic treatment modalities, and certification from NIP’s Supervisory Training Program.


Faculty/supervisor at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), where he teaches theory & practice and leads individual and group supervision.

On faculty at Adelphi University’s Derner School of Psychology, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia, the St. Petersburg (Russia) Relational Study Group, and the Kiev International School of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

In addition, he teaches, leads workshops, presents his theoretical and clinical work, and moderates panels at numerous conferences, colloquia and webinars, nationally and internationally. Institutes and organizations where he has presented include: International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), Division 39 (American Psychological Association), National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) and Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (SIPP).


Submissions Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Psychoanalytic Perspectives.

Editor of The IARPP Bulletin, the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) newsletter which reaches over 2000 therapists worldwide.

His psychoanalytic writing is published in Psychoanalytic Psychology, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, The Psychoanalytic Activist, and The IARPP Bulletin.

Notable papers include “Being Railroaded” (Gradiva Award nomination, NAAP) and “The Personal is Political is Psychoanalytic,” both of which are frequently cited in the analytic literature and read in analytic training and professional study groups.

He recently authored a book chapter on clinical work with political material for Implication, Race, and Relational Psychoanalysis: From Fact to Feeling (Routledge, 2023).


Matt has been interviewed for The Washington Post, New York Magazine, TimeOut NY, The Guardian (UK), Agence France-Presse, and Gold (a comedians’ website).


Chairs NIP’s Recruitment Committee, organizing and moderating recruitment programs including annual Open House events for prospective trainees.

Serves on Colloquium Committee for International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Organized and moderated 25 workshops with many of the country’s most influential psychologists and psychoanalysts during a five-year term as NIP’s Associate Director of Continuing Education.

In Addition

Matt continues to read, write and study to deepen his skills and understanding of the change process.

Prior to establishing his private practice, he provided therapy at NIP’s outpatient treatment center, an Albert Einstein College of Medicine community mental health clinic in the Bronx, and a Harlem elementary school.

He works equally well with adults, children and teens.

He also provides couples counseling and clinical supervision.