Therapists near NYU for College Students

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The following therapist have offices near NYU in Union Square and Greenwich Village, New York City. Some also offer remote video sessions for patients' convenience. They specialize in seeing college students and have expertise in areas such as academic stress, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ topics, gender identity, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, addictions, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Joanna Rosenblatt, LCSW

In-network insurances: Consolidated Health Plan

Joanna Rosenblatt is a therapist with offices in Union Square and Midtown, Manhattan specializing in treating anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), postpartum depression and anxiety, as well as infertility counseling. She also sees individuals struggling with grief and loss and sex and intimacy concerns.

Joanna emphasizes a holistic, acceptance-based approach, which is primarily informed by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and exposure and response prevention (ERP) for clients struggling with OCD. She is a warm, empathetic, and active therapist, committed to helping her clients understand and adjust patterns that interfere with achieving personal and professional goals. Her office in Union Square is conveniently located a 2 minute walk from Union Square station and 5 minute walk from NYU. Her office in Midtown is a 2 minute walk from Grand Central station.

Matt Wofsy, LCSW

In-network insurances: Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Consolidated Health Plan

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.

Britt Jagodnik, LCSW

In-network insurances: Consolidated Health Plan

Britt Jagodnik is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Flatiron, Manhattan specializing in sexuality and LGBQ topics, body image concerns, substance use, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Having worked in a substance use facility, her particular area of expertise is addiction and substance use recovery. She works collaboratively with clients to take an in-depth examination into reasons initially leading to the substance use, explore these unresolved traumas, and build healthier coping mechanisms. She also has a special interest in working with members of the LGBQ community, guiding each client toward achieving self-acceptance and authenticity.

Britt sees young adults, college and graduate students, and adults. She especially enjoys supporting young adults navigating transitions into adulthood and solidifying their identity in the world. Her office is conveniently located in Flatiron, accessible by multiple nearby metro stations.

Jennifer Stone, LCSW

In-network insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jennifer Stone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Union Square, NY specializing in anxiety, depression, sleep problems, stress management, weight management, and adjustment challenges. She is certified in and an expert in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an approach that helps clients learn how their thoughts influence their emotions and behaviors, in order to look at challenging situations more objectively, make more effective decisions, and let go of patterns that are no longer serving them.

She sees clients navigating depression and a range of anxiety-related challenges, including stress, panic,  feelings of low self-esteem, and uncertainty in the face of life changes. She aims to help each client treat themselves with more compassion, gain control over their daily thoughts and behaviors, and move forward with a greater sense of confidence and self-worth.

Wen Gu, PhD

In-network insurances: Cigna

Dr. Wen Gu is a licensed clinical psychologist with an office in Union Square specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and emotion regulation. He has particularly extensive experience working with young adults and adults facing anxiety and depression. As a certified clinical trauma professional, he supports trauma survivors to lessen the influence of painful past events through emotion regulation skills and trauma narratives. Dr. Gu provides evidence-based psychotherapy as well as forensic and psychological assessments for education and immigration cases.

Dr. Gu uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and David Shapiro’s Self-Deception Model to reduce distressing feelings and thoughts and empower clients to pursue the parts of life they value most. He takes a collaborative approach to help clients understand themselves in a more insightful way, decrease symptoms, and change targeted behaviors. 

Jennifer Breslow, LCAT, ATR-BC, CASAC

In-network insurances: Cigna

Jennifer Breslow is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in Flatiron, Manhattan, specializing in addiction recovery, trauma, art therapy, anxiety, family and relationship challenges, and loss and grief. Her particular area of expertise is in working with individuals touched by addiction in some way, whether they are in active recovery or have a parent or family member who abused alcohol. Having previously worked in a residential drug treatment facility, Jennifer brings extensive clinical experience in this area to her private practice. She gently guides clients navigating challenges associated with addiction recovery toward a place of healing and growth.

Clients who see Jennifer include those who are drawn to drama and have a hard time shifting those patterns; high achievers who struggles to connect fully to themselves and to others; and individuals who are concerned with what others think of them and try to please everyone at the expense of their own wellbeing. Jennifer works with these clients on self-esteem, perfectionism, and setting healthy boundaries.

Alison Stone, LCSW

Alison Stone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Flatiron, Manhattan specializing in the unique challenges and joys of being a young adult. Alison works with clients in their 20s and 30s navigating anxiety, vulnerability, dating culture, social media, and the transition from college into the working world. She is passionate about helping millennials to explore their pasts and reach greater understanding of themselves, their relationships, and the world around them.

Alison’s approach is integrative and collaborative, utilizing principles from internal family systems, mindfulness practices, somatic intervention, and supportive therapy. With advanced certification in trauma studies and nutrition, she adopts a holistic philosophy incorporating elements of nutrition, diet, and sleep to ensure optimal mental and physical well-being. Alison also offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy to help clients unlock difficult past experiences that remain trapped in the body, in order to move more fully into the present.

Stefanie Robison, LMHC

Stefanie Robison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY with expertise in providing support to young adults with anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), eating disorders, relationship issues, and depression. She guides emerging adults through times of uncertainty, such as the transitions into college and the working world, when concerns around body image, perfectionism, and obsessive thinking often arise. Her goal is to help clients build the sustainable coping skills to navigate shifting life circumstances throughout adulthood. 

Rachel Light, LCSW, CASAC

Rachel Light is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in the Flatiron district. She specializes in anxiety, depression, work stress, substance use, and relationships. Having accrued considerable experience in an outpatient addiction clinic, Rachel has deep expertise in supporting individuals with substance use challenges, while also paying close attention to the difficult thoughts and emotions that lie beneath the surface. She works collaboratively with each client to build alternative coping skills and make gentle progress towards recovery.

In her private practice, Rachel utilizes multiple evidence-based therapeutic approaches, tailoring her style to meet the needs of each individual client. She draws from skills-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in order to support clients in making longlasting behavioral changes. She is passionate about creating a warm, non-judgmental environment, conducive to helping uncover the unique strengths of each individual and promote personal growth.

Stephanie Syfert, ATR-BC, LCAT

Stephanie Syfert is a Board Certified and State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in the Flatiron District of New York specializing in young adults, college students, adolescents, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress. She is especially excited about supporting young adults as they navigate formative life transitions including starting a new job, moving, and starting a new family. She also enjoys working with members of the LGBTQ community and helping them explore topics of gender identity and sexuality.

Stephanie draws upon cognitive behavioral methods and mindfulness practices within an evidence-based framework. In addition to talk therapy, she offers art making as one approach to help clients explore their feelings.

Mary Gallagher, PsyD

Dr. Mary Gallagher is a psychologist with offices in both Brooklyn and Flatiron, Manhattan specializing in anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, mindfulness, and compulsive behaviors. She received pre-doctoral training at the Montefiore Medical Center and went on to receive her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She is a skilled clinician, highly competent in providing individual, family, and group therapy teenagers, young adults, and adults.

Having received specialized training in both focus areas, Dr. Gallagher’s area of expertise lies in supporting individuals with OCD and trauma. For clients with OCD, she takes an evidence-based approach using exposure response therapy, gently guiding individuals to be exposed to their fear or compulsive ritual in a very structured way. For clients with trauma, she uses prolonged exposure or cognitive processing therapy and draws upon dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and works with each individual to build coping skills, unique to each person’s symptoms. At the heart of her practice is a focus on helping clients, particularly those with anxiety or depression, with emotion regulation by helping them build skills to identify and change how they feel.

Claudia Giolitti, LMFT

Claudia Giolitti is a Licensed Psychotherapist in New York, NY specializing in helping young women who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual abuse, life transitions, academic/work stress, or trauma. She has particular expertise in helping clients to reinvent themselves by examining their past and present experiences, and creating a "step by step" plan, in a safe and compassionate environment that also holds space for the discussion of different types of social oppression. 

Claudia pulls from various treatment approaches to help her clients achieve their goals. She combines a Psychodynamic approach with Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindfulness. In addition to these evidence-based modalities, she values incorporating psychoeducation to help clients better understand the symptoms and difficulties they are experiencing in the present.

Calla Jo, LCSW, LP

Calla Jo is a Licensed Psychoanalyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with two offices in Greenwich Village and East Village, New York, specializing in issues of alienation, anxiety, depression, relationships, identity formation, and emotional fluency. Calla works to provide culturally-sensitive care, and her practice is affirming of LGBTQ+ clients, people of color, and individuals with marginalized identities.

As both a psychoanalyst and a social worker, Calla has a unique understanding of pathways of human development, relational patterns, and larger social structures. Her insight-oriented approach helps clients to better understand how they see themselves and their roles in relationships and at work.

Gerry Fontan, PhD

Dr. Fontan is a licensed psychologist whose private practice is based out of Union Square in New York City. Dr. Fontan is dedicated to working with a diverse client population and to addressing a broad range of mental health concerns. He specializes in helping adults of all ages with anxiety, depression, relationships issues, addictions, career related stress, life transitions, culture and identity, and stress management. His approach to therapy is collaborative and involves the integration of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral, and Psychodynamic models in order to meet the unique needs of each client.

Kristy Fitzgerald, LMFT

Kristy Fitzgerald is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Flatiron, Manhattan specializing in relationships, family challenges, substance use, and trauma. She enjoys working with young professionals as they navigate the pressures of the working world, define the kinds of relationships they hope to be in, discover their identity separate from their family of origin, and make peace with traumatic past events. Kristy helps her clients gain insight into self-defeating patterns and thrive through self-exploration.

Kristy’s particular area of expertise is in addiction recovery. She helps clients explore the impact of substance use on their relationships and gradually reduce use over time by replacing substances with sustainable coping mechanisms. She also works with many trauma survivors and utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients heal at a comfortable pace.

James McGeveran, LCSW

James McGeveran is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Flatiron, Manhattan. He helps clients with challenges related to spirituality, autism, depression, anxiety, creative blocks, and caregiver stress. He is a seasoned therapist with experience working with a diverse range of clients including college students, professionals, couples, individuals in addiction recovery, and artists and performers.

James specializes in exploring the role of spirituality in daily life. He enjoys talking with clients through their concerns around meaning, ethics, and beliefs about themselves and the world. He provides support to individuals questioning their religious upbringing, as well as those who are interested incorporating mindfulness to become more grounded in the present moment.

Anthony Cianci, LCSW

Anthony Cianci is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greenwich Village. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults and from a wide range of backgrounds as they navigate questions related to identity, relationships, and psychological well-being.

A major focus of Anthony's practice is in seeing individuals for long-term, insight-oriented therapy to address anxiety, depression, trauma and other difficulties in living. Anthony has a special interest in personal identity and the ways in which various aspects of personhood, such as race, gender and sexuality, influence experiences in relationships and the world at large. He also explores with clients the ongoing influence of intergenerational trauma on their upbringing, family relationships, and worldview.

Jennifer Benetato, LCSW, LMT, R-DMT, C-IAYT

Jennifer Benetato is an integrative, mind-body-spirit oriented therapist in Flatiron, Manhattan. She specializes in trauma resolution and addiction recovery and also sees clients for depression, anxiety, pain management, and chronic illness. She is on the faculty of NYU's Silver School of Social Work and is a teaching assistant at The Upledger Institute for CranioSacral Therapy. Jen tends to see clients who have tried talk therapy in the past but have not reached a satisfactory resolution, and are seeking an integrative, holistic approach to healing.

Jennifer draws from evidence-based treatment approaches and is a trained practitioner in EMDR, Gestalt therapy, Reiki, CranioSacral therapy, and SomatoEmotional Release. Her craniosacral work combines talk therapy with hands-on techniques, designed to release tension in the mind and body. Furthermore, she is the founder of The AMBIKA Method™, a psycho-spiritual approach for personal transformation. In addition to being a a licensed clinical social worker, Jen is also a registered dance/movement therapist, licensed massage therapist, and certified yoga therapist.

Rachel Bilgrei, PsyD

Dr. Rachel Bilgrei is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in the village in Manhattan specializing in anxiety, chronic illness, depression, existential crises, relationships, and trauma. She sees a diverse range of patients from young adults to seniors, with a special interest in young adults in their 20s and 30s. Dr. Bilgrei supports young professionals who are looking to develop more meaningful, fulfilling relationships, navigate formative life transitions (graduating, entering the work force), develop their personal identity, and invest in their overall wellbeing and quality of life.

Dr. Bilgrei draws from a psychoanalytic philosophy and incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and supportive therapy. She takes a mind-body approach, using techniques to enhance the mind’s positive impact on the body.