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Ferne Traeger, LCSW, MBA

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst/Executive Coach

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  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: NYU Silver School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License No. and State: R058111 New York
  • Other Credentials: MBA - Columbia University Graduate School of Business
  • Certificate: Postpartum Support International/ Training Certificate in Perinatal Mood Disorders (2016)

Ferne Traeger is a psychotherapist/psychoanalyst and executive coach whose many years’ experience in both clinical practice and business management informs her work.  Ferne is also the Founder of Beyond the Boardroom, initially launched to help the off-ramping population of women return to their careers after having taken time off to raise families.

With expertise in human behavior in both private practice and organizational settings, Ferne specializes in life transitions, (including the transition to working parent), work/life integration and making career/life decisions.

Ferne is a frequently cited resource and guest speaker on the subject of  career transitions and their benefits in terms of both personal as well as professional development.

Ferne is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University Graduate School of Business and New York University Silver School of Social Work. She has a certificate in executive coaching and organizational consulting, and is a Member and Director of multiple professional organizations.


In addition to her experience working with relationship issues, parenting, anxiety, loss and other emotional disturbances, Ferne Traeger specializes in career/work conflicts and helping individuals better integrate their personal and professional lives.

She has a particular interest in women, work, and the maternity transition, including postpartum depression.

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Mental Health: Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Age Groups:
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


My Approach:

I am passionate about helping my clients understand how they, despite their best efforts, consistently act in ways that don't further their goals. I help them discover what stands between them and their aspirations and to get unstuck from unproductive patterns of behavior.

My approach merges goal-oriented pragmatism with an ability to listen for, identify and address obstacles to personal and professional success.

Treatment Orientation:
  • Psychodynamic
  • Interpersonal
  • Relational
  • Marital/Family
  • Coaching
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


Avg. Cost (per session):

$170 - $300 (sliding Scale)

Accepted Payment Methods:

American Express, Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa.

Insurance Networks:

Out of Network. Call for details.


Carnegie Hill Office:
19 E 88th St, Suite 1E, New York, NY 10128

Upper West Side Office:
140 Riverside Dr, Suite 1R, New York, NY 10024

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