Liza Mordkovich

Liza Mordkovich

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT, LMSW

Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, evening, and weekend appointments


 
 

Offers in-home, remote video, and video sessions


Clientele

Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Couples
Families
Parents
Seniors (65+)

Hours

Mon: By appointment only
Tue: By appointment only
Wed: By appointment only
Thu: By appointment only
Fri: By appointment only
Sat: Closed
Sun: By appointment only

Specialties & expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life transitions

  • Relationships

  • Mood disorders

  • Parenting

  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

  • Substance use


Professional statement

Liza Mordkovich is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Licensed Master Social Worker who offers in-home, remote video, and phone sessions in addition to having an office in both Brooklyn and Chelsea, New York. She specializes in anxiety and perinatal mental health. She is passionate about helping individuals conquer anxiety, addiction, stress and providing perinatal wellness services. She especially enjoys helping women with anxiety disorders—including severe panic attacks and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)—who are navigating pregnancy and motherhood. She also has extensive experience in substance use, trauma, and parenting coaching. Liza works with parents, teaching them to practice mindfulness, strengthen their relationship, and take care of themselves amidst the disruption of having a new baby in the household.

She combines evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) to help individuals cope with emotional distress. She also draws from mindfulness, meditation, hypnotherapy, art therapy and trauma focused approaches to best tailor treatment. Many of her clients are navigating life transitions, and stress management is a key component in successfully managing these changes. Her approach is warm, eclectic, emphatic, compassionate, and solution oriented. 

Outside of private practice, Liza works as a coordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI) and is also president of the Manhattan chapter of International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). Her mission is to help individuals overcome obstacles, improve relationships and lead a gratifying and joyful life! Her Brooklyn office is located in Brooklyn Heights, just steps from the Borough Hall subway station and her Chelsea office is conveniently located near Penn Station. 


Specialties

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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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
Mood disorders – Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders – Addressing depression, anxiety, and hormone-related mood issues, during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including Exposure and Response Prevention
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

General expertise

Anger management – Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Insomnia – Addressing problems related to lack of restful sleep including difficulty falling asleep, waking often, and restless sleep
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


Insurances

Liza is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial/ongoing sessions: $250/session (60min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients on a case by case basis.

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


Message to clients

“I provide a supportive, collaborative, emphatic and safe environment for you to explore confusing or distressing parts in your life. You will learn specific day to day tools to assist in a change-oriented therapeutic style.”


Treatment approaches

Art TherapyIn art therapy, clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. (learn more)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
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)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
HypnotherapyHypnotherapy is guided hypnosis, or a trance-like state of focus and concentration achieved with the help of a clinical hypnotherapist. (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)

Education and work experience

Silberman’s School of Social Work, MSW
Long Island University,
MA
Tufts University, BA


Languages

English
Russian