Cathy Beaton, MS, NCPsyA


Cathy Beaton

Cathy Beaton, M.S., NCPsyA, is a licensed psychotherapist who is dedicated to helping couples and individuals enhance the quality of their intimate relationships and sexual lives. She is an AASECT Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy and New York State Psychoanalyst. Her informed and compassionate style has developed over four decades of cutting edge training and unrivaled clinical experience, many of those years spent with The Kaplan Group as sex and marital therapy associate of renowned sex therapy pioneer, Helen Singer Kaplan, M.D.

A graduate of The New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Human Sexuality Program, where Cathy remains actively involved, she is also a graduate of Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Her professional knowledge of sex, love and relationships inspired Cathy to work with women and men whose psychosexual symptoms and histories make them more vulnerable to problems with sexual intimacy and  About 

secure attachment. She specializes in the treatment of low sexual desire, communication and connection dilemmas, sexless marriage, arousal and orgasm dysfunctions, loss of passion and other situations that contribute to psychological distress in intimate relationships.

Better sex and satisfying emotional relationships begin at the first therapy session as Cathy Beaton learns about you and your concerns. With a warm, collaborative approach, she answers your questions and clarifies the frustrations standing in your way of real connection. She draws upon extensive know-how to deliver intelligent care that melds cognitive, behavioral and psychodynamic modalities. Committed couples and solo adults trust Cathy to listen to their uniquely personal stories - without judgment - and to understand their nuanced intimacy needs, fears and wishes. She expertly transforms this information into individualized advice and functional solutions that produce insight and long-lasting change.

Medical providers frequently refer to Cathy Beaton when prior interventions fail to improve their patients' well-being and she regularly partners with health specialists on complex clinical cases. She enjoys speaking to groups of physicians, medical students, the public and the press about sex and intimate relationships. Her professional memberships include: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and TherapistsSociety for Sex Therapy and ResearchWomen's Mental Health ConsortiumAmerican Psychoanalytic Association and National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. Cathy has a private practice on Manhattan's Upper East Side and welcomes appointment and consultation inquiries.