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"Patients must view treatment as a partnership in which they are regarded as fully empowered adults."

Arlene Feinblatt, Ph.D.


About Dr. Feinblatt

Dr. John E. Sarno, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University School of Medicine has been an inspiring, creative and innovative leader in the field of Mindbody Medicine. In his books, “The Mindbody Prescription”, “Healing Back Pain, and his latest “The Divided Mind”, Dr. Sarno has outlined his extensive knowledge and vast experience treating patients with psychosomatic disorders and TMS in particular.

His view of the connection between mind and body is incorporated in the work of Dr. Arlene Feinblatt, a psychologist who has been in practice since 1973. Dr. Sarno stated “Arlene Feinblatt, Ph.D. has been my
colleague and coworker for over thirty years. By dint of circumstance, she is a pioneer in the development of psychotherapy for psychosomatic disorders. Since no one in the field of psychology or psychiatry has had extensive experience with the musculoskeletal pain of psychosomatic origin, and since as a consequence there is no guiding literature on the subject, and in view of the fact that that this ailment represents a public health problem of major proportions, it was essential to develop appropriate psychotherapy for these patients. Dr. Feinblatt has done that job admirably. She has also trained a large cadre of therapists over the years.”

Dr. Arlene Feinblatt was approved by John E. Sarno, M.D., to provide treatment to patients at Rusk Institute, New York University School of Medicine starting in 1973, and continues to accept such referrals in private practice. As Supervising Psychologist, Dr. Feinblatt provided teaching and supervision to Psychology Interns as well as Staff at New York University School of Medicine for over thirty years as well as to Psychologists in private practice. In addition, Arlene Feinblatt, Ph.D. was the Supervisor of Clinical Health Psychology at NYU School of Medicine and was a member of the Faculty of the New York Center for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association and the American Psychosomatic Society. Since 1993 Dr. Feinblatt has been a Clinical Assistant Professor, at New York University School of Medicine.

John E. Sarno, M.D. in meeting with Arlene Feinblatt, Ph.D.

Dr. Feinblatt has published papers and was a major contributor to the treatment chapter of Dr. John Sarno’s book “The Divided Mind.” She has presented workshops, symposia and papers for the New York State Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychosomatic Society, United Cerebral Palsy, and the National Conference Concerning Teaching of Group Psychotherapy. Dr. Feinblatt was the recipient of a Danforth Foundation Fellowship.

Dr. Feinblatt holds a license as a New York State Psychologist and is currently in private practice. She offers consultation services for patients as well as licensed professional mental health practitioners who wish to utilize her expertise in their treatment of patients with psychosomatic disorders. She can be reached at: afphd@arlenefeinblatt.com.