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140 East 40th Street--Suite 12A
New York, New York, 10016
United States of America

About Frances Sommer Anderson

Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD, a psychoanalyst and licensed psychologist in private practice in New York City, received a practitioner certificate (SEP) from the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute in October 2011. The body--disabled, disfigured, and in pain--has been the focus of her clinical work, beginning with a clinical psychology internship in physical rehabilitation medicine at Rusk Institute-NYU Langone Medical Center in 1974. Specializing in treating pain and other mindbody disorders since 1979, she integrates relational psychoanalytic theory, research in the neuroscience of emotional and cognitive processing, and the neurobiology of attachment, trauma and pain. She has been recognized internationally for her experiential teaching style and for leading edge publications regarding the body in psychoanalytic theory and practice: Relational Pespectives on the Body and Bodies in Treatment: The Unspoken Dimension. In 2013, she co-authored Pathways to Pain Relief with Eric Sherman, PsyD.


  • Adults
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant

Professional Title:

Psychologist & Psychoanalyst & SEP

Professional Certifications:

Psychologist NY State

Business Phone

(212) 661-7588


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