Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Michele Kabas is a licensed clinical social worker in midtown Manhattan and Syosset, New York. The majority of her clients are women working through issues around trauma, eating, relationships, substance use, and anxiety.
Michele is passionate about mind-body work, after practicing yoga for 15 years and completing training in yoga therapy. Her therapeutic approach integrates traditional psychotherapy, yoga, and Buddhist philosophy, and incorporates tapping, a process designed to relieve negative thought patterns.
Michele’s style is accepting, supportive, and empowering, and she works from a harm reduction model for addiction. Outside of her private practice, Michele offers workshops and group therapy that integrates yoga, breathwork, and therapeutic elements.
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
Eating disorders – Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Spirituality – Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Michele is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $175/session
Therapist's note: Michele can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“Life can be challenging sometimes. I invite you to positively change your life. By working together in a supportive, accepting, and interactive environment, you can feel more empowered to make better choices for yourself and experience more joy in your life. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who may be dealing with eating or body image issues, feeling depressed or anxious, or who may be thinking of a separation or divorce. My goal is to help each person grow through self-awareness and reach their greatest potential for happiness and self-fulfillment.”
Treatment approachesMindfulness 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)
YogaUsing specific postures, breathing practices, and meditation techniques to ease suffering and release life’s traumas and losses. (learn more)
Education and work experience