About Me

Patti German

License/Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, New York – License # 81

Voluntary Certifications/Memberships/Publications 
AAMFT Approved Supervisor* (10 yrs.)

Clinical Member: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

Officer and Board Member: New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (NYAMFT) – Treasurer 2003 through 2007

Instructor of Family Systems: The Training Institute for Mental Health, New York City

Publications: New York Times, Science Section (April 25, 2005)

My goal is to help people lead more fulfilling lives. 

I have developed  my practice around the therapeutic philosophy that healthy interactions are the product of separating (differentiating) from one’s family of origin while, at the same time, when appropriate, maintaining a closeness to this important family structure. I facilitate this process by helping my patients explore and understand their family of origin issues and personal inner dynamics to know the ‘self’ – a prequel to constructing a satisfying and valuable connection with others.  


  • M.Ed., Temple University, Educational Psychology, 1974 
  • Certification Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Penn Council for Relationships, 
    under the auspices of the Departments of Psychiatry of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Jefferson Medical College, 1999 
  • Psychodynamic Couple’s Therapy, Training Institute for Mental Health, NYC, 2000

* The Approved Supervisor designation identifies those professionals who have met the educational, experiential, and supervisory training requirements to supervise marriage and family therapists, for AAMFT Clinical Membership.

Patti German
Patti German

Patti German Counseling
The San Remo
146 Central Park West 1D
New York, NY 10023
Office: (212) 582-6056
Mobile: (917) 923-1038
Email: mft33@aol.com