Welcome - the Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center
The Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center is an accredited post-graduate educational institute and mental health service organization founded in 1937 by internationally renowned Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking and minister at New York City’s Marble Collegiate Church, and the eminent psychiatrist Dr. Smiley Blanton, who trained in psychoanalysis with Sigmund Freud.
Blanton-Peale addresses the challenges of contemporary life by bringing together the insights of psychology and psychiatry and the wisdom of the great spiritual traditions. In order to help individuals flourish and make the world a healthier place, it
- Operates a fully NY State licensed mental health clinic, offering affordable psychotherapy and counseling in midtown Manhattan to a wide and diverse cross-section of the people of New York City. It does so in ways that are sensitive to circumstances, beliefs, race, ethnicity, lifestyle and needs.
- Offers licensure and non-licensure training programs that incorporate a lively dialogue between psychology and spirituality in ways that are non-sectarian and open to multiple faith traditions.
- Offers a range of courses, programs and events for those seeking to enhance their capacity to respond with care and empathy in their day-to-day or professional life.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that counts on your support!
Rev. Shari K. Brink joins the Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling center as its President and C.E.O., having served the last five year at Marble Collegiate Church. She brings strengths as a strategic and visionary leader, significant fundraising experience, and a passionate commitment to individual transformation and the creation of healthier communities.