Carlos Padrón is a bilingual (Spanish, English) licensed psychoanalyst/psychotherapist who has advanced training in psychoanalysis at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), a component member of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He originally studied philosophy, then earned an MA in philosophy with a concentration in psychoanalysis at the New School for Social Research, and finally an MPhil in Latin American literature at New York University.
He has been a teaching fellow at NYU and a faculty member at John Jay College (CUNY), the Contemporary Freudian Society, and the China-American Psychoanalytic Alliance. Carlos is currently a faculty member at IPTAR where he co-teaches a class on clinical aspects of diversity. He also teaches a Seminar on Psychodynamic Theory at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (CUNY). Carlos participated in the documentary Psychoanalysis in El Barrio, a film on working psychoanalytically with underprivileged Latinx patients in the U.S., and has given many talks and published on this topic. Lately, he published an essay in the edited volume Psychoanalysis in the Barrios (Routledge, 2019). Carlos has been a supervisor in different settings and is currently a clinical associate of the New School Psychotherapy Program.
Carlos has years of working in outpatient mental health clinics and a private setting. Carlos’s experience as a professional listener, together with his background in the Humanities, has made him especially attuned to the question of how to embrace and find strength in our difference and uniqueness while remaining engaged with the world. He has worked with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, PTSD, relationship-related, work-related, academic, and personality disorders, and is deeply committed to working with issues related to cultural, racial, and sexual differences, as well as immigration. Carlos also speaks Spanish.