Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, CASAC
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Beth Shuzman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in Midtown Manhattan. Having completed post-graduate education at the Trauma Studies Center, she is an expert in trauma recovery, helping her clients feel more stabilized and find relief from physical and emotional symptoms. She meets clients where they are to gently guide them as they process distressing memories and uncover their inner resilience. She also specializes in substance abuse issues as well—treating both people who struggle with use and those who are impacted by someone else’s use, including parents and partners. She also sees clients navigating a range of challenges including substance use recovery, anxiety, and relationship.
Beth incorporates somatic and experiential techniques into treatment, offering Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as an adjunct to talk therapy when beneficial. She approaches therapy with a holistic and collaborative lens, equipping clients with the coping skills to heal at a comfortable pace.
Beth offers a safe space for clients to work through their past without judgment. Her office is located steps away from the 33rd Street subway station.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Substance abuse – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Initial/ongoing sessions: $175/session (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $125 - $175 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
“Healing is a collaborative process. My goal is to help you live a lighter, more fulfilling life by transforming your mental and emotional health. Therapy revolves around meeting you where you are, and working together to build a customized, holistic treatment plan. My clients understand that mental/emotional well being is pursued through a foundational environment of support, vulnerability and trust. If you have trouble in relationships, suffer from obsessive thought patterns/behaviors, or experience anxiety or potential forms of depression related to specific incidents or general mood, there is a way to wellness, and I'm here to help.”
Treatment approachesEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (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)
Sensorimotor therapySensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centered approach that aims to treat the somatic symptoms of unresolved trauma. Traumatic experiences may become trapped deep within the body, and therapists trained in this modality can help an individual begin to heal by helping that person re-experience, in a safe environment, the physical sensations associated with a traumatic event. (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. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private practice, Psychotherapist, 2010 - Present
Center for Comprehensive Health Practice, Psychotherapist, 2010 - Present
Hunter College School of Social Work, MSW, 2009
Boston University, BA, 2006