Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Betsy Levine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown Manhattan specializing in eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD and ADD), couples counseling, the quarter-life crisis, depression, and career issues.
Betsy’s style is eclectic, drawing upon psychodynamic methods, EFT (emotionally focused couples therapy) and some cognitive behavioral techniques. She works with her clients through an individualized approach, best suited to address each client’s concerns.
Betsy welcomes young adults, adults, and couples to her practice. She has a special interest in supporting couples and helping them strengthen their connection and happiness. Her practice is conveniently located, with access to Eastside and Westside subways.
Eating disorders – Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distraction, inattention, procrastination, problems with time management, and hyperactivity; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure; understanding how ADD/ADHD have impacted one's history, relationships, career and self-esteem
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of closeness and connection, addressing blocks to feeling happy and secure
Quarter-life crisis – Helping individuals learn strategies to overcome school and work-related stress, addressing uncertainties in one's future
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Career issues – Support around personal and professional growth; addressing challenges in the workplace; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics – Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; developing healthy relationships; navigating family and cultural challenges
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, understanding history and blocks, and strengthening connection and happiness in relationships and dating
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce self-consciousness and social anxiety
Stress management – Strengthening skills to cope with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health; working with people in early and mid-recovery
Therapist’s note: Betsy can accept all other insurances out-of-network. She can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Ongoing sessions: $230/session (45min)
Message to clients
“I work with people who are looking to find a therapist to help them with their inner searching, an educated guide in their attempt to make sense of the world, their feelings, their situation and their life. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to work through things that block you from realizing your hopes and dreams.
If you're here, welcome. The most important question to ask yourself right now is whether I might be able to help you on your road to self-understanding, healing and growth. If so, give me a call or reach out through the contact form. We'll speak for a while and see if we should set up a time to meet.
I look forward to talking to you.”
Treatment approachesInterpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Psychoanalytically-Oriented PsychotherapyPsychoanalytically-oriented therapy tends to look at experiences from one's past and childhood to understand how if these events have affected the individual’s life. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years. Psychoanalytically-oriented therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development as well as free the person to pursue their dreams. (learn more)
Private Practice, 1992 - Present
The Renfrew Center, 1995 - 1997
Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB), 1995 - 1998
Holliswood Hospital, 1990 - 1995
Education and specialized training
Couples Therapy training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), 2017 - Present
ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) training, 2016 - 2017
Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB), Certificate in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, 1999
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, 1997
NYU School of Social Work, MSW
Wesleyan University, BA