Christopher Russell is a psychoanalyst in Chelsea, Manhattan and a host on the podcast New Books In Psychoanalysis. His background is in restaurants and hospitality where the act of welcoming and nourishing prepared him for his work as an analyst. He trained at The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in New York and the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis in Brookline Massachusetts. 

“We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.” ― William Butler Yeats

He is reachable via email: crussellPSYA (at) gmail (dot) com

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Tracy Morgan

Phyllis Meadow

Hyman Spotnitz

Babette Becker book and New Books In Psychoanalysis interview.

Jean Laplanche, Jonathan House and Unconscious in Translation

André Greene


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