We get so many requests from patients asking for psychotherapist referrals. So, we recently sent out a mailing to about 150 therapists who take insurance and asked them to submit a resume or statement about their practice. We have put these letters, resumes, and statements below. This is a work in progress, but we hope that it will be a very useful resource for our patients.
Lily Pavlinovic, PHD, Psychologist
Address: 1133 Broadway (at 26th Street)Suite 807New York, NY 10010
Dr. Lilly Pavlinovic is a psychodynamically trained psychologist. She is licensed as a clinical psychologist in New York State.
Dr. Pavlinovic received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Long Island NY.
Dr. Pavlinovic is currently enrolled in the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
Prior to her doctoral training, Dr. Pavlinovic obtained her M.A. in Psychoanalytic Studies from the New School, New York, NY. She received B.A. from University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
While she is primarily psychodynamically trained psychotherapist, Dr. Pavlinovic utilizes techniques and concepts from other theoretical approaches, including Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-focused Treatment.
Dr. Pavlinovic completed an APA-accredited internship at Manhattan Psychiatric Center where she has specialized in treatment of chronic mental illnesses, including severe Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective Disorders.
Dr. Pavlinovic has also specialized in trauma treatment and crisis intervention, working with patients who suffered from extreme traumas and PTSD in outpatient and inpatient settings. She led specialized trauma recovery groups at Manhattan Psychiatric Center. She provided grief counseling and crisis intervention for survivors and family members of victims of September 11th events. She has also worked with victims of war crimes and refuges from former Yugoslavia. Dr. Pavlinovic completed several trauma-focused trainings. She is currently working with victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence in individual and group settings.
Dr. Pavlinovic has specialized in working with students who are struggling with various adjustment issues, including struggles for identity, isolation, interpersonal problems, separation-individuation issues, maladaptive coping, academic problems, etc.
Dr. Pavlinovic obtained ten years of clinical experience, working as a consultant at two outpatient clinics in the Metropolitan area with diverse patients with a broad range of psychiatric diagnoses. In addition to providing psychotherapy services, she conducted psychological and neuropsychological assessments, and wrote comprehensive court reports for forensic patients.
Dr. Pavlinovic has also accumulated extensive experiences with people of color, LGBT, as well as new immigrants. She also worked with individuals who suffer from HIV-related issues.
Initial Consultation • Individual Psychotherapy with Adults and Adolescents • Group Psychotherapy • Couple Counseling • Family therapy • Psychological, Neuropsychological, and Forensic Assessment
• Depression, Bipolar Disorders
• Anxiety Disorders
• Panic Attacks and Panic Disorders
• Posttrauatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Social Phobia
• Personality Disorders
• Severe Mental Illnesses
Life Stressors specialization includes
• Low Self-Esteem
• Trauma (Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, War traumas)
• Dating, Relationship, and Marital Problems
• Transition to Student Life (adjustment to independent life, identity
problems, isolation, academic pressures)
• LGBT and issues related to prejudice
• Women’s issues
• Medical problems
Eric E. Arnold, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Phone: (646) 470-3261
Email (direct contact): email@example.com
Eric has over 12 years of experience in the field of psychology. During this time, he has developed a client-centered, goal-oriented and culturally competent approach to psychotherapy. He is dedicated to collaborating with clients as they work towards a more actualized sense of self.
Areas of interest
Identity (Race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, spirituality, health, ability)
Eric offers individual, couple and group psychotherapy. He employs an eclectic approach in working with clients. Eric takes in to consideration the unique needs of the individual, along with his or her goals for therapy, to identify the most effective approach to treatment.
Modalities/Clinical orientations used in treatment:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License number: 005385)
Ed.M. Psychological Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A. Psychological Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A. Psychology, Claremont McKenna College
Columbia School of Social Work (Social Intervention Group): Eric is currently the project coordinator for a NIH funded research study focusing on Black men in same-sex relationships.
Vanessa Jackson Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Phone: (347) 915-5088
Address: 113 University Place, Suite 803, New York, New York 10003
I specialize in working with adults who want to feel more connected to others, and more confident in their lives. I have a relational approach, which means that I allow our relationship to be a place for experiential learning and a source of comfort when you are suffering. Without pressure or judgment, I draw attention to things you may know intuitively, but not consciously. I support you in using these insights to discover your own way of living, one that is true to your values and respectful of the life experiences you have had. I work especially well with people struggling with self-esteem, social anxiety, loneliness, relationships and divorce, as well as those with severe mental illness. I have advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and my patients tell me they find me attentive, warm and easy to talk with.
I’ve spent significant time providing psychotherapy for young adults at New York University’s student counseling center. I’ve also worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry in major urban hospitals, and understand the degree to which one’s emotional state can impact his or her overall wellbeing.
Treatment Orientation: Interpersonal, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic
– Issues: Academic Underachievement, Anxiety or Fears. Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Infertility, Loss or Grief, Peer Relationships, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse
– Mental Health: Psychosis
– Sexuality Gender: Bisexual Issues, Gay Issues, Lesbian Issues
Religious Orientation: Any
Years in Practice: 5 Years
School: Washington University in St. Louis
Year Graduated: 2009
License No. and State: 080473 New York
Certificate: ICP/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Certificate Date: 2011
Avg Cost (per session): $120 – $150
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: NYHTC Benefits Fund
Donald A. Bux Jr., Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone: (917) 968-0534
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or DonaldBuxPhd.com
Address: 80 E. 11th St. New York, New York 10003 and 112 W. 72 St. New York, NY 10023
I stress the importance of a strong, caring, give-and-take relationship with my clients. My approach depends on each person’s particular needs and goals. For those dealing with broad concerns such as life transitions, existential or identity issues, or interpersonal relationships,
my approach tends to be exploratory and insight-oriented. For those seeking resolution of a specific problem or set of symptoms (such as OCD, substance abuse, or stress), I take a fairly structured, goal- and skills-oriented approach to treatment. My style is always active, candid, and collaborative.
I have advanced training in the treatment of alcohol and drug use problems, anxiety disorders (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety and worry), and depression. I work with a wide range of individuals from all walks of life, and I have a strong commitment to the GLBT community.
In addition to my private practice, I have extensive experience as a research psychologist in the fields of substance abuse and anxiety treatment, and HIV risk reduction. I believe this gives me a unique perspective on the practice of psychotherapy and helps me keep abreast of new, ‘cutting edge’ developments in the treatment field.
Substance abuse, anxiety disorders, trauma, stress, mood disorders, LGBT, HIV
Acceptance and commitment therapy
Years in Practice: 14
School: Rutgers University
Year Graduated: 1999
License No. and State: 014994 New York
Avg Cost (per session): $190
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: None
Leonard Citron, M.A. LMHC LP
To empower you with practical and personalized skills to cope with stressful situations, emotional experiences, and personal relationships. These include stress, anxiety, loneliness, depression, shame and guilt, low self-esteem and anger.
We work together to identify triggers and beliefs around distressing situations, develop strategies to help navigate these and reduce your emotional distress. My aim is to get you out of therapy in the shortest time possible.
Trained in both London and New York, I draw upon a multi modal approach with a specialization in Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Behavioral Health therapists use scientifically tested techniques to strengthen and increase coping skills, using a goal-oriented, systematic process that is effective for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse disorders.
That you not only feel better but get better. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a solution-focused form of psychotherapy. I will teach you to recognize your self-defeating thoughts and replace them with healthier ones in order to increase well-being, goal achievement, your life-satisfaction and your productivity.
During my training I completed an internship and still work at The Institute For Human Identity
Manhattan, a not for profit LGBT psychotherapy centre. I also spent two years undertaking
training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy at New York Behavioral Health. In addition to
my practicing at the Institute for Human Identity I am currently enrolled on the Fellowship
program at the Albert Ellis Institute Manhattan.
Areas of specialty include:
Depression, anger management, anxiety, addiction, obsessive compulsive disorders, chronic
implusivity, obesity, weight loss, relationship issues, LGBT issues and self-acceptance.
Years in Practice: 4 Years
School: CPPD Counseling School: Certificate in Humanistic Counseling (London). New York
University: Masters of Arts Counseling for Mental Health (New York).
Avg Cost (per session): $100
Insurance: Out of Network
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Lynn Leibowitz, Ph.D.
Address: 80 E. 11th Street, Suite #629 New York, NY 10003
I’m a licensed Clinical Psychologist who’s been working in the field for about 35 years. I have degrees from Barnard (A.B.), Columbia University (M.A.), LIU (Ph.D.), and have completed postdoctoral training at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, one of the leading postgraduate training programs in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic work. I’m on the faculty of the NYU Postdoctoral Program and have a private practice at 80 E. 11th Street (corner of Broadway) with hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
In my practice, I see adults with a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, work and relationship conflicts and stress, sexual orientation issues, and basically just about anything people struggle with. I don’t limit myself to a narrow specialty—I do in-depth work that focuses on helping my patients get to know themselves, especially parts of themselves they have pushed underground, along with their feelings so that they can develop a more solid sense of self and can manage their feelings and their relationships more effectively.
I would characterize myself as an “integrationist,” in that I draw from the various theoretical and treatment approaches I’ve absorbed over the years, as well as from my personal experiences. I actively engage with my patients, encouraging open communication between us, and gear myself toward the particular needs and psychology of the person I work with. Sometimes I find CBT techniques to be helpful, but usually in the context of also exploring past and present relationships. I don’t try to keep patients in treatment longer than they want to be there, but I find that people usually want to stay until they get where they want to be and feel ready to leave therapy, having benefited, usually greatly, from the experience.
I’m on the Oxford / UHC / UBH panels. That is the only insurance I accept; however, if patients have out-of-network benefits through other insurance, often they can afford the treatment.
Mitch Bradbury, Ph.D.
Emergency Number: 917-751-1868
Address: 412 Sixth Avenue, NY, NY, 10011
I’ve been in clinical private practice for over twenty years in the West Village. My client population is adult 18 years and older and I have a general practice seeing those with a variety of concerns, problems in living and quality of life issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, life transition difficulties, health and wellness issues, substance abuse and early recovery. I treat individuals, couples and groups.
My clinical training has been mainly in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral methods, yet my approach is more eclectic with a directive style: looking at how one’s thoughts feelings and behavior affect their ongoing sense of emotional and physical integrity and then finding ways to modify these connections to net out the experience of a better quality of life.
Insurance Plans Accepted In-Network:
Oxford United Healthcare Aetna CIGNA
Self Pay Full Fee: $150/hr. Bottom end of sliding scale: $95
Dareell Greene, Ph.D.
Address: 1123 Broadway Ste. 916 New York, NY 10010 (between 25th and 26th Streets)
Dr. Greene has been in private practice in Manhattan since 1993. He specializes in couples therapy across the spectrum of sexual orientation as well as in addictions, sexual compulsivity, trauma, HIV and gay, lesbian and bisexual identity formation. He is eclectic in treatment style, depending upon client concerns, integrating gestalt, interpersonal and humanistic psychotherapy, as well as cognitive behaviorism for those interested in specific problem-focused treatment.
New York State license # 012091 NPI 1821153560 Ph.D., December 18, 1993, University of Akron
Insurance: Dr. Greene accepts United Behavioral Health (an affiliate of United Healthcare and UHC/Oxford), Medicare and MediGap insurances. United Healthcare (medical) patients should be sure to verify on the back of their insurance ID card that your mental health benefits are with United Behavioral Health (also called OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions) because occasionally health insurance policies use UHC for medical and an unaffiliated behavioral health management company for mental health).
For other insurances patients may choose to authorize MHCS to submit their insurance claims on their behalf for reimbursement and also may choose to have the claims paid directly to Dr. Greene and be billed for any difference, if they wish. Call (646.861.2468) or email us if you require assistance clarifying your insurance coverage.
Credit cards: For Dr. Greene MHCS accepts standing instructions for payment by American Express, MasterCard and Visa. The form is included in the intake forms. If you choose this option, the card on file will be charged after each visit. You may pay your monthly bill by credit card by mail, as well, but Dr. Greene is unable to accept credit card payments in his office.
Cash and checks: Bills are sent monthly. Copays can be accepted at the time of visit, but this is not required. Dr. Greene is unable to issue receipts in his office. You will need to contact MHCS if you need a copy of your bill to use as a receipt.
Frank Rosen, Psy. D.,
Address: 24 E. 12th St #2A-F, New York, NY 10003
I used to direct the Psychiatry Referral Service at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 20 years and practice cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and couples therapy. I am experienced in helping clients address internal obstacles that may affect work, intimate relationships, and creative endeavors as well as specific psychiatric problems such as anxiety disorders (OCD, panic, social phobia) and affective conditions including depressive and bipolar disorders.
I am only on three insurance panels (Oxford, United, and Medicare) but I also accept assignment from various PPO plans such as Cigna, Blue Cross, and Aetna PPO’s and will bill them directly as an out-of-network provider.
Pamela Z. Reinhard, Ph.D.
Phone: (212) 979-2590
Address: 412 SIXTH AVENUE, STE. 609 NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10011
I have a PhD in clinical psychology, and have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 30 years mostly in Greenwich Village but more recently on the upper east side as well. During that time I have taught graduate level classes at NYU, supervised interns in their clinical work while maintaining a private psychotherapy practice. My orientation involves a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches. I work with adults doing individual and couples therapy My specialties are primarily in dealing with anxiety, depression, relationships and adult ADHD. I maintain several relationships with medical doctors that I find mutually beneficial and I would love to begin a professional relationship with you.
I accept insurances primarily from Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford Freedom Plan, Multiplan, Beech Street.
Flora Hogman, Ph.D.
Phone: 212 9891519
Address: 54 West 16th street, 4F New York, NY 10011
I would say I don’t think I meet any categories, ie CBT or eating disorders specialist, although I have done some work in these areas, mostly in cognitive restructuring; and if I think about it, working on behavioral changes, but I try to fit this into what appears to me more globally what the patient needs in terms of direction in their life, relationship issues, crisis management, self esteem and often, although not always how they repeat old patterns which are not so easy to overcome. I work a lot with young people, often of French origin, since I speak French fluently having grown up in France.
I do take Oxford and UBH and Medicare
Annette K. Patella, LCSW Psychotherapist, Life Coach
Phone: 212 592-4194 and 917 355-0455
Address: 156 Fifth Ave. @ 20t Street Suite 900 New York, NY 10010
Is there a vision you want to realize in your life? Are you yearning to experience more fulfillment and joy? Are you procrastinating in completing an important project? As a Psychotherapist and Life Coach, I am a catalyst for positive change in a client’s life. Together we can identify obstacles and formulate strategies that will move you in the direction of your goals.
My specialty is CHANGE AND TRANSITION, especially in the area of work/career. My focus is on developing your strengths by creating structures with you that will facilitate personal growth. I combine insight-oriented Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Empowerment Coaching to help a client find creative solutions to life challenges.
I focus on the “whole” person and often use meditation, visualization, relaxations techniques and affirmations in working with my clients. Generally, a session ends with a discussion of “action steps” to create forward momentum. I support a client’s active participation in the change process.
Anxiety/fears; depression; loss or grief; relationship issues; trauma; change and transition.
In-network panels for United and Oxford; out-of-network for other insurance panels.
Michael Brustrein, PsyD
Phone: (917) 847-4217
Address: 80 East 11th Street, Suite 234, NYC
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. My integrated and practical approach has helped adults and adolescents manage stress and improve their overall well being. Please feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment.
Richard Angle, Ph.D.
Phone: (212) 886-1886
Address: 412 Sixth Avenue, Suite 401 New York, NY 10011
Sue Harris, Ph.D.
Address: 138 W. 25th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Steven Roth, Psy.D.
Phone: 212 645 3418
Address: 80 Fifth Avenue Suite 903B New York, N.Y. 10003
I have been in practice as a Psychologist in the Village for 25 years. In my work with individuals and couples I have developed expertise with diverse issues including depression, anxiety, panic disorders, relationship conflicts, transitions, addictions and codependency, as well as gender identity and sexual orientation. I utilize an interactive format based on cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches.
I am in partnership with another therapist, Vicki Baum LCSW, whose expertise includes addictions and couples/family therapy.
I accept the insurance plans you noted in your letter including Oxford, as well as some specific plans geared to people in the arts and entertainment fields.