Emily Chaya Weinstein
Occupational Therapist, PhD
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Dr. Emily Chaya Weinstein is a Licensed Occupational Therapist in the Upper West Side of New York City. She offers therapeutic life coaching to help clients develop concrete skills to become better problem solvers and achieve personal and professional goals. She works with her clients to identify their values, overcome obstacles, and work toward productive change.
Dr. Weinstein has assisted many individuals in developing healthy self-care skills, reinforcing positive habits such as exercise, diet or meditation. She specializes in creating structure and helping individuals design a daily schedule. She has helped people with such life tasks as organizing space and possessions, applying to school, developing good study habits, building a more active social life, changing careers, and retirement planning.
Dr. Weinstein draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices to optimize clients’ performance. She goes above and beyond to meet clients where they are, empowering them with real-world skills broken down into small, manageable steps.
Supportive and engaging, Dr. Weinstein strives to help each client successfully navigate daily stressors and develop the skills needed for personal effectiveness and independence. Her office is steps away from the R and W trains at 28 Street, and a five minute walk from 34 Street-Herald Square express station.
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
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Psychosis – A state of mind in which a person's view of reality is significantly altered. Symptoms may include delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things others do not see or hear).
Therapeutic coaching – Helping individuals determine and achieve individual goals and transforming problems, unwanted feelings, or behaviors
Life skills – Managing and living a better life by gaining the skills needed to accomplish one's goals
Executive function – Guiding individuals to develop important skills to manage time, think before acting, and managing oneself
Mindfulness – Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment
Career counseling – Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Chronic illness – Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
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
Psychological evaluations – Utilize tests and assessments to identify strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Dr. Weinstein is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial session: $240 (90min)
Ongoing sessions: $160/session (60min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $100 - $160 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Weinstein can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"Define your goals, and develop specific self-care and coping skills, to achieve a fuller sense of independence, mastery and joy in life. My role is to provide support, assistance and foster autonomy. The work we do sows the seeds for finding your own unique direction, and a more compassionate and integrated sense of self."
Treatment approachesCognitive 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)
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)
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)
Occupational TherapyOccupational therapy helps indivividals promote health, prevent injury, illness, or disability, and overall henable individuals to live life to its fullest. (learn more)
Education and work experience
NY-Presbyterian Hospital, 2013 - Present
NYU, PhD in Occupational Therapy, 1998