Judith Kurzer, LCSW

Judith Kurzer, LCSW is an extensively trained psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, competent to help people with a broad range of issues in her practice. In addition, she is a teacher, supervisor, and consultant in Clinical Hypnosis for health and mental health professionals. She is also an Assistant at Somatic Experiencing trainings and offers SE Personal Sessions at the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.

Judy utilizes cutting edge techniques which incorporate the contemporary understanding of the mind/body connection. She provides individualized treatment in her work with each person, respecting his/her unique process. With compassion, she facilitates each person’s journey to find inner strength, to develop the ability to face life’s challenges, and to experience joy.

Professional Positions

  • Private Practice New York, NY
    Analytically trained, specialty in mind/body techniques, including Clinical Hypnosis and Somatic Experiencing.
  • Educator in Clinical Hypnosis
    Provides a training program in Clinical Hypnosis, teaches courses approved and accredited by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) and which receive NYS CE's for Licensed Social Workers. She also provides individual and group consultation in Clinical Hypnosis
  • Lecturer in Clinical Hypnosis - Has spoken at the following venues, to name a few:
    Manhattan Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MANSCH)
    National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) 
    New York State Society of Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW)
    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC)
    SHARE Cancer Support New York, NY
  • Somatic Experiencing Training Assistant and Provider of Personal Sessions

Professional Affiliations

  • Co-Founder, Faculty, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Training in Clinical Hypnosis (CATCH) New York, NY
    Teacher of Clinical Hypnosis courses approved by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) to health & mental health professionals, including social workers and psychologists. 
  • Former Supervisor, National Institute for the Psychotherapies
  • Former Supervisor, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center
  • Former Director of Continuing Education, PPSC
  • President of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies
    Professional Association (NIPPA), New York, NY (1987-1991)


  • MSW - Wurzweiler School of Social Work, New York, NY
  • B.A., Cum Laude - Columbia University, New York, NY

Certifications & Training

  • Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Comprehensive Psychotherapy, National Institute for the Psychotherapies, New York, NY
  • Certificate in Supervision of Psychoanalysis and Comprehensive Psychotherapy NIP,  New York, NY
  • Extensive training in Clinical Hypnosis, (at NIP, with Daniel Brown, PhD, Jeff Zeig, PhD, and others)
  • EMDR Training I and II, New York, NY
  • Evolving Thought Field Therapy, New Jersey
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
  • Approved Consultant, American Society for Clinical Hypnosis


  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Manhattan Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Institute for the Psychotherapies Professional Association
  • New York State Society for Clinical Social Work
  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute


  • New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker