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Welcome - the Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center

The Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center is a mental health service organization and an accredited post-graduate educational institute founded in 1937 by the internationally famous pastor and author The Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (author of the international bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking), who led New York City’s Marble Collegiate Church for four decades, and the eminent psychiatrist Smiley Blanton, M.D., who had trained in analysis in Vienna with Sigmund Freud (documented in his book, Diary of My Analysis with Sigmund Freud). Dr. Blanton and Dr Peale joined to establish Blanton-Peale, where the insights of psychology and psychiatry and the wisdom of the great spiritual traditions come together to address the spiritual and psychological problems of contemporary life. The Institute offers both licensure-qualifying and non-licensure training programs that incorporate a lively dialogue between psychology and spirituality in a manner that is non-sectarian and open to multiple faith traditions.

The Blanton-Peale Counseling Center serves the needs of a wide and diverse community. Offering mental health treatment and services that respect the spirituality and faith experiences of its clients. The Counseling Center, located in Manhattan, is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health, and is a member of the Federation of Mental Health Centers and the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies. The Center has over 20,000 visits per year, also provides a clinical setting for Residents in the Psychoanalytic Program and social work interns.


chevron July 2015: BPI Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer.

Rev. Shari K. Brink joins the Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling center as its President and C.E.O., having served the last five year at Marble Collegiate Church. She brings strengths as a strategic and visionary leader, significant fundraising experience, and a passionate commitment to individual transformation and the creation of healthier communities.