Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime and weekend appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Eating disorders
Matt Wofsy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Union Square, New York specializing in anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. With over 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field, he has considerable expertise in providing individual and couples counseling to young adults navigating the difficulties of mood disorders, relationships, family of origin issues, and work stress.
Matt has a particular expertise in helping individuals manage symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Having advanced trainings in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), he utilizes exposure and response prevention to help clients confront their anxiety and obsessions in a purposeful, structured way. He also works with many clients with trauma, delving deep into their narratives to explore emotions and develop tools to move forward meaningfully.
Matt is passionate about working collaboratively with his clients to foster strengths and transform the way they respond to life’s challenges. His office is located in Union Square, conveniently accessible by the 14th Street Union Square metro 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
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
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
Eating disorders – Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Compulsive behaviors – Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Existential challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Personality disorders – Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Self harm – Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- NYU Student Health Insurance
- Initial session: $200 (60min)
- Ongoing sessions: $150/session (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
"It is my experience that all people have the capacity to face challenges and transform the way they respond to difficult thoughts and feelings. I work collaboratively with people to foster strengths and to develop the tools to move ahead in their lives in a meaningful way."
Treatment approachesAcceptance 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)
Family 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)
Interpersonal 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)
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)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 1996 - Present
New York University, Adjunct Faculty, 2004 - Present
Columbia University, MSW, 1992
Syracuse University, BA, 1988