I work with people to understand how they can have more fulfilling, healthy, and happy lives, while honoring their needs and the wisdom underlying their choices. Along with joys and opportunity, life inevitably brings with it challenges, confusion, and hardships. Psychotherapy, as both a treatment and life-practice, can be invaluable in relating to these moments as opportunities for growth and positive change. I view treatment as a collaboration, based on a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, tailored uniquely to each individual, to bringing about healing and new possibilities.
I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from The New School for Social Research in New York City, have been a Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and completed pre and postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine where I serve on its faculty.
Call or Email Matthew Steinfeld for a free phone consultation now - (203) 916-0934


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: The New School for Social Research
  • License No. and State: 8.003276 Connecticut


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Yale Health Plan/Magellan
  • Out of Network
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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Treatment for musicians & artists

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Contemplative psychotherapy
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015
Matthew Steinfeld, PhD, Psychologist in New Haven

Matthew Steinfeld

Psychologist, PhD