Aimee Muth, LCSW

Aimee Muth

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients before 9am, in the daytime, after 5pm, and in the weekends


 

Offers remote video sessions


Clientele

Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Couples
Families
Parents
Seniors (65+)

Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00am-7:00pm
Wed: 10:00am-7:00pm
Thu: Closed
Fri: 10:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am-7:00pm
Sun: 10:00am-7:00pm

Specialties & expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Addiction

  • Chronic illness

  • Loss and grief

  • Trauma

  • Life transitions


Professional statement

Aimee Muth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Old Greenwich, CT who specializes in chronic illness and medical conditions, addiction, including alcohol, opioid use, and tobacco and nicotine (vaping) cessation, life transitions, anxiety, caregiver support, trauma, and loss and grief. She works with teens, couples, and adults across the lifespan. She also has extensive experience working with young women who are feeling isolated.

Aimee takes an eclectic approach to therapy with a focus on the relationship between her and her clients. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, Supportive Therapy, and Family Systems. She meets her clients where they are and offers them a space where they can explore who they are and what they want out of life. She also teaches them healthier coping skills to navigate whatever challenges they may be facing. When working with clients with a history of addiction, Aimee primarily utilizes Motivational Interviewing and helps her clients discover external motivators for needing to stop.

Aimee offers a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can feel comfortable being vulnerable and begin their path towards healing. Outside of private practice, she works at NY Presbyterian Hospital, where she has worked for almost two decades. She received her MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work and completed post-grad training and certification in addiction counseling and palliative care and bereavement. She also has done tobacco cessation training. Her office is located near the Old Greenwich train stop.


Specialties

Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Addiction – Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy unhealthy gambling, shopping, or substance misuse
Chronic illness – Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

General expertise

Bipolar disorder – Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Substance abuse – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health


Insurances

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial/ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $135 - $175 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's note: Aimee can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Message to clients

“Therapy is most productive when the relationship between client and therapist allows for honesty and a feeling of safety. The time with your therapist should allow you to be yourself and be able to express your thoughts and feelings without concern of judgment. I look forward to learning more about what's important to you and how I can work with you to help you meet your goals.”


Treatment approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Motivational interviewing Motivational interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness.

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
NY Presbyterian Hospital, 2001 - Present
Institute for Community Living Highland Park Clinic, 2003 - 2006

Columbia University School of Social Work, MSW, 2001
New York University, Double Major in Political Science and Russian Studies


Languages

English