About Me

Sivan Frank, M.A., Ed.M., LMHC

Psychotherapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I was inspired to become a Psychotherapist because I believe in the human potential to thrive against odds through self-awareness and positive thinking. The greatest reward for being in the field of therapy is to watch my clients make life-altering decisions after struggling with inner-conflict, and shifting their patterns of thinking in order to live purposeful lives.

In College, I double majored in Psychology and Jewish Studies while pursuing a minor in Woman Studies. I had the opportunity to visit concentration camps in Poland and interview Holocaust survivors. Through my interviews, I learned about the survivors’ capacity to go on living after facing death and insurmountable hate, which I found to be inspiring and uplifting. The bulk of my studies concentrated on the Holocaust, religion, immigrant experiences and gender issues. My knowledge base – combined with my own diverse upbringing in New York City – lead me to pursue my Masters Degrees at Columbia University, Teachers College, where I majored in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Multicultural Counseling.

Over the last decade, I have counseled hundreds of economically disadvantaged college students to help them build coping skills and tap into their inner strengths to overcome internal and external obstacles. Concurrently, I have maintained a thriving private practice in Manhattan where I see individuals and couples for psychotherapy.

In addition to a robust counseling career, I am an Adjunct Lecturer at The City University of New York, teaching courses in Career and College Readiness, General Psychology, and Developmental Psychology.

MY Credentials

I am a New York State, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, trained in Counseling Psychology.

B.A. in Psychology and Jewish Studies

The City University of New York

M.A. in Psychological Counseling

Columbia University

Ed.M. in Psychological Counseling

Columbia University