Dr. Karyne E. Messina 
  Podcast Host.


Specialties include Projective Identification, Misogyny, Climate Crisis, and Political Psychology

Dr. Messina's Books

I'm Karyne Messina: psychoanalyst, author, and podcast host. I focus on promoting the development of the mind and human relationships while also advancing scholarly and social progress. 


Please look around for information on my various books, topics of study, media appearances, and other information related to psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. 

About Dr. Karyne Messina 


Dr. Karyne E. Messina, FABP, is a psychologist and Supervising  and Training Analyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and is on the medical staff of Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. She maintains a full-time private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

Committee Work 

Dr. Messina serves on the newly formed Council on Artificial Intelligence (CAI) at the American Psychoanalytical Association, whose mission focuses on the connections between AI and psychoanalytic practice, education, and theory.

She is also the chair of the scholarship and writing section of APsA’s Department of Psychoanalytic Education., an endeavor that encourages young writers to become confident and consistent contributors to the field of psychoanalysis.

Dr. Messina held the position of Director of the Meyer Treatment Center at the Washington School of Psychiatry and was the Director of Continuing Education for Women at George Washington University.



Dr. Messina is the author and editor of six books that leverage psychoanalytic principles to address contemporary challenges encountered in our society while offering insightful perspectives and practical solutions for navigating complex human experiences. She also writes a monthly newsletter on Substack.

Podcast Host 

Dr. Karyne Messina hosts a podcast on the New Books Network, where she explores a wide range of nonfiction titles that intersect with psychoanalytic theory and its applications to everyday issues, fostering engaging discussions with authors and experts in the field.

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