Charley Wininger

Listening To Ecstasy


Charley Wininger has been a psychotherapist in private practice since 1989. Licensed as a Psychoanalyst as well as a Mental Health Counselor, he specializes in relationships and communication skills, treating  couples and individuals in his Manhattan and Brooklyn offices. He completed his post-graduate training at the Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy in New York, and has continued his professional development the past ten years at New York’s Soma-Psyche Institute, where he learns intuition and empathic attunement skills. For the past 20 years Charley has been a member of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (, which funds research into the use of MDMA (Ecstasy) for treating PTSD, social anxiety and other ailments. He and his wife Shelley have been instrumental in building the local MAPS community here in New York since 2004. Charley sits on the Board of Advisors of The Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program at the Center for Optimal Living in New York, and regularly speaks there on the topic of “Psychedelics Across The Lifespan”.