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The Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center is an accredited post-graduate educational institute and mental health service organization founded in 1937 by internationally renowned Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking and minister at New York City’s Marble Collegiate Church, and the eminent psychiatrist Dr. Smiley Blanton who had trained in psychoanalysis in Vienna with Sigmund Freud.

Blanton-Peale was established to address the challenges of contemporary life by bringing together the insights of psychology and psychiatry and the wisdom of the great spiritual traditions. In order to help individuals flourish and make the world a healthier place, it:

  • Operates a fully NY State licensed mental health clinic, offering affordable psychotherapy and counseling in midtown Manhattan to a wide and diverse cross-section of the people of New York City.
  • Offers licensure 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.
  • Offers a range of courses, programs and events for those seeking to enhance their capacity to respond with care and empathy in their day-to-day or professional life.

The Blanton-Peale Counseling Center serves the needs of a wide and diverse cross section of the people of New York City, offering mental health treatment and services in ways that are sensitive to circumstances, beliefs, race, ethnicity, lifestyle and needs of its clients. The Counseling Center is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. It also provides a setting for trainees in Blanton-Peale’s licensure programs.

The Blanton-Peale Psychoanalytic Training program is a four-year comprehensive post-Master’s graduate program for persons seeking to be licensed psychoanalysts in New York State. The program is one of the only accredited post-graduate training programs in New York City that seeks to integrate spirituality and psychoanalysis.

The Blanton-Peale Pastoral Care and Counseling Program in Korean is designed to enhance the professional skills of clergy and other religious leaders in the areas of pastoral care and non-licensed pastoral counseling. Candidates in the program are often already religious professionals, but may also be licensed mental health professionals seeking a fuller integration of spiritual aspects of human experience.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that counts on your support!





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