About Me

Dr. Ernesto Mujica graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1992. Previously, Dr. Mujica was an Instructor in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is a Supervisor of Psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is an Associate Editor of the institute’s journal, Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He also served as a member of the Executive Board of the Division of Psychoanalysis for the NY State Psychological Association.

As a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, he privately sees clients in Manhattan where he offers counseling services to adults, couples, children, and communities. With a Ph.D. in psychology, he works in research, teaching, and clinical practice to help patients understand themselves and cope with day-to-day issues, mental illness, abuse, addiction, and loss. His area of specialty includes childhood and adult trauma, as well as the impact of cultural biases and stressors on development and adjustment reactions. Dr. Mujica also works with political, social, and international associations to promote awareness of sociocultural factors in mental health. Additionally, Dr. Mujica is featured in the book Fifty Shrinks, a portrait series by psychiatrist and photographer Sebastian Zimmerman, which captures the spaces of fifty New York therapists.

You can learn more about Dr. Mujica’s story, what brought him to the field of psychology, and his own insights and approaches to psychoanalysis in the following video: