Who Is Maria Taveras?

Maria Taveras in her psychotherapy office. Photograph by Sebastian Zimmerman, author of the book Fifty Shrinks.

Maria Taveras in her psychotherapy office. Photograph by Sebastian Zimmerman, author of the book Fifty Shrinks.

Maria Taveras is an exceptionally experienced, uniquely qualified psychotherapist with 25 years of private practice in New York City.

She is both a certified Jungian analyst and a licensed clinical social worker.

She is one of the featured psychotherapists and the only Jungian analyst interviewed and photographed for the recent book Fifty Shrinks.

Her psychotherapy office is conveniently located near Grand Central Terminal on East 39th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue.

To explore the possibility of psychotherapy with Maria Taveras, e-mail or telephone her.
E-mail: mariataverasnyc@gmail.com
Telephone: 212-683-7253

Psychotherapy with Maria Taveras

Maria Taveras offers psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Psychotherapy with her is a confidential, nonjudgmental, collaborative, and compassionate process.

Clients in psychotherapy with Maria Taveras are legally eligible to request that insurance companies reimburse them for a percentage of usual and customary fees for sessions.

These are among the issues for which Maria Taveras offers psychotherapy:

  • Relationships
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Depression
  • Mid-Life Transition
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Spirituality
  • Divorce
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues
  • Loss, Grief, and Mourning
  • Alternative Lifestyles
  • Identity and Individuation
  • Aging and Generativity

Living a Creative Life

Psychotherapy with Maria Taveras radically enhances opportunities to live a creative life. Maria Taveras has special expertise with the creative process. She emphasizes empathy, intuition, spontaneity, and patience as qualities that facilitate creativity. As a psychotherapist, she provides access to the secret, mysterious, innermost sources of creativity in the unconscious. She especially values dreams for the profoundly inspirational surprises, beautifully authentic challenges, and emotionally intelligent truths they convey.

Maria Taveras considers creative expression absolutely essential for a sane, humane existence. She believes that the ultimate purpose of psychotherapy is to exercise creative imagination in order to achieve creative transformation.

Maria Taveras as an Artist, Speaker, Writer, and Teacher

Maria Taveras lives what she believes. She pursues an impressive variety of professional activities. She is an acclaimed artist as well as an accomplished speaker, writer, and teacher.

Maria Taveras is an award-winning painter and sculptor of Dream Art. As an artist, she explores the creative process in an intimately personal way by painting and sculpting images that emerge from the unconscious in her own dreams. Her Dream Art has been honored with a Gradiva Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and has been exhibited in New York, London, Cape Town, Montreal, and San Francisco.

One recent year, 2015, demonstrates just how dynamically active Maria Taveras is as a speaker, writer, and teacher. In 2015, at the invitation of Jungian analysts in Russia, she delivered a keynote address at the annual conference of the Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology. At the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York, she presented a two-part lecture series on “Transcendence and Creativity,” in which she discussed “Going beyond the Limits of Ordinary Experience,” “The Life of Art and the Art of Life,” and “The Archetype of Genius.” She published an article, “A Jungian Aesthetic: Art, Active Imagination, and the Creative Process,” that she had previously delivered as a presentation at the most recent international congress of Jungian analysts in Copenhagen. She conducted a five-week workshop in which participants shared with other members of the group recent dreams they had recorded, drew color pictures of scenes from those dreams, and collectively compiled the texts and images which they then digitally scanned and printed as a souvenir “Yellow Book” evocative of the Red Book in which C.G. Jung transcribed and illustrated the fantasies that he deliberately induced as an experimental encounter with the unconscious.