Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, evening, and weekend appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Adolescent mental health
Gender identity topics
Perinatal mental health
Ania Baumritter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office on the Upper West Side specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues surrounding parenting, including postpartum depression and stress. She especially enjoys working with adolescents through gender identity concerns, academic pressures, and relationship challenges. Additionally, she has extensive experience supporting individuals with trauma, gently guiding clients through processing difficult emotions and healing at their own pace.
Ania’s approach to therapy is largely insight-oriented, drawing upon family systems therapy, dyadic developmental therapy, and other forms of psychoanalytic therapy to increase clients’ understanding of past experiences, including emotional trauma and attachment issues. She believes that this insight into the past will help shed light onto clients’ current abilities to form emotional bonds and empathic relationships and to regulate their emotions.
Ania has a special interest in working with mothers and infants to strengthen their bond and develop enhanced emotional attunement. She offers a nonjudgmental and safe space in which clients work through their past at their own pace, gradually developing the capacity to form strong interpersonal relationships. She offers sessions in English, Polish, and French at her office on the Upper West Side, a five minute walk from the 79th street station.
Adolescent mental health – Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation
Academic challenges – Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination
Gender identity topics – Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Depression – Providing support and promoting the healing of symptoms, including hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Perinatal mental health – Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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
Eating disorders – Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics – Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Transgender & gender identity topics – Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
Ania is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial session: Complimentary (50min)
Ongoing sessions: $220 (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $150 - $220 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Ania can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“Psychotherapy is a conversation process requiring safety and trust. Such environment, and an attentive therapist’s listening mastery allows for the past traumas to come forward and be worked through emotionally by the client.”
Treatment approachesFamily 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)
Gestalt TherapyIn gestalt therapy, self-awareness is key to personal growth and developing full potential. The approach recognizes that sometimes this self-awareness can become blocked by negative thought patterns and behavior that can leave people feeling dissatisfied and unhappy. (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)
Education and work experience
Interborough Consulting Services, 2015 - Present
Private Practice, 2000 - Present
Goodwill Industries, 1995 - 2005