Soho Parenting has been providing psychotherapy and parent guidance for thirty years. The realistic, practical and insight-oriented approach leads to a greater sense of well-being for individuals of any age. The center offers a variety of services including play therapy for children, school observation, family therapy, individual counseling for adolescents, young adults, and couples, parenting groups, developmental guidance, divorce and separation support and workshops.
Lisa Spiegel received her BA from Vassar College, and has a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. From her three decades of working with adults and children she has developed an approach that draws from an eclectic array of disciplines – talk therapy, yoga and mindfulness, and parent coaching. Lisa is a certified Internal Family Systems therapist, LifeForce Yoga® practitioner, and a couple’s counselor from the Relational Life Institute. She is also trained in EMDR.
Jean Kunhardt has her graduate degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education from Bank Street College. She has continued her education in EMDR, IFS, Somatic Experiencing, and as a couple’s counselor at the Relational Life Institute. Jean combines her training and knowledge with her pragmatic and supportive style to provide invaluable guidance and support.
Spiegel and Kunhardt along with Sandra K. Basile are the authors of A Mother’s Circle: An Intimate Dialogue on Becoming a Mother. Written in the reassuring voice of Soho Parenting, the book takes an honest look at the first year of motherhood through the thoughts, feelings and experiences of nine mothers and their counselors in one of Soho Parenting’s Mother’s Circle support groups. What results is a combination of psychological insights, sensitive suggestions, unconditional support, and practical advice on how to cope with the challenges of being a new mom.
In 2017 Lisa Spiegel published Internal Family Systems Therapy with Children. Terry Real, the author of The New Rules of Marriage says, “Internal Family Systems and children go together like PB & J. Children naturally take to the imagination, play, honesty, and heart of this method. And no voice could be better suited to guide us than that of Lisa Spiegel, a gifted clinician, teacher, and storyteller. With warmth, humor, and deep compassion, she has written the definitive text on the subject. A must read for anyone working with either IFS or with children.”
Spiegel and Kunhardt have also been featured in a variety of media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, ABC News, and Parents Magazine. Their unique combination of information, insight, empathy and humor has enriched the lives of many families.
Soho Parenting has grown into a nationally recognized center offering the most current guidance and treatment modalities for the emotional health of the family.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 212.334.3744 or visit sohoparenting.com.