Karen  Conlon

Karen Conlon

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online

Remote availability only at this time.

Updated September 21, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic illness
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Karen Conlon is the Founder and Clinical Director of Cohesive Therapy NYC. Many of her clients are living with anxiety, underlying trauma or having difficulties with low-self-esteem or perfectionism. Her approach to therapy is collaborative and combines traditional talk therapy with science-based techniques that are meant to help you create long- lasting changes. Clients learn how become aware of how the ways in which they think about certain situations, and learn how their feelings are also impacting their behavior.

Karen is passionate about the relationship between neuroscience and anxiety, and working with her will often result in gaining much more than just therapy. Her clients gain insightful knowledge, real understanding of how their triggers affect them and specific techniques to better manage and cope. Her approach is to work with you to understand your life's barriers and help you to improve coping strategies/skills through conversational, creative therapy.

She earned her Masters of Social Work from New York University and is passionate about continuing education. Her passion and high standards for continued learning in the therapy space is evident from her extensive earned and on-going certification trainings in Disorders of Gut Brain Interaction, Clinical Anxiety Treatment, Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-CBT, Hypnosis, to name some. She is also a trained New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and published author, sought out subject expert and hosts the "So, How's Therapy?" podcast.

Karen and all of the therapists in her group practice, Cohesive Therapy NYC, work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, PSTD, chronic illness, relationship issues, life transitions, childhood emotional neglect, and more. They are licensed to serve clients in New York and New Jersey, including via Telehealth/online appointments.


Message to clients

If you are reading this, you have probably already tried ways of "figuring it out" on your own. You're ready to make some much-needed changes, but have been stuck for a while and not sure how to get through whatever it is that is keeping you from moving forward. I am so glad that you are here, reading about the work that I am privileged to do with you, to help you achieve the life that you want and deserve.

During our work together, you can expect to experience curiosity, warmth and lots of information that will help you to fill in the missing pieces- why you've been stuck, overtly or secretly lacking self-confidence or experiencing anxiety to an extent that negatively impacts your quality of life.

I am curious about you and your life. I want to know what has worked for you in the past and what is no longer working for you now. I work with you as the individual that you are and integrate my skills to best fit your particular needs. My treatment approach is unique – because you are, too.

It is important that you feel comfortable in taking that first step with me to find a therapist and for that reason, I offer an initial free consultation. I’ve been providing online session before online sessions were even “a thing” because I want to ensure that you have access to your session from wherever you might be. Are you ready? Looking forward!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) - Childhood emotional neglect is consistent – meaning that it occurred over a period of time and not just on occasion – and that makes its effect on a developing mind all the more significant. Maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors learned during this period of time often survive the transition into adulthood and may become disruptive to your 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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Karen Conlon is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wed 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wed 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Cohesive Therapy NYC, Owner and Clinical Director, 2019 - Present
Mount Sinai Health System, IBD Health Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2019
Northwell Health Hospitals, Adolescent Health Licensed Social Worker, 2015 - 2016
McSilver Institute for Policy Poverty and Research, Adolescent Mental Health Intern, 2014 - 2015
Forestdale, Inc., Case Manager Intern, 2013 - 2014

Evergreen Certifications, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, 2019
ROME Foundation, Psychogastroenterology for Functional GI Disorders, 2019
BSP Institute, Brainspotting - Phase 1, 2019
PESI, Inc. - Dr. Catherine Pittman, Rewiring the Anxious Brain: Using Neuroscience to Treat Anxiety, Panic, and Worry, 2019
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Intermediate Training, 2017
Hunter College, Trauma Focused CBT, 2016
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT for Depression and Suicidality, 2015
New York University Silver School of Social Work, Integrated Youth Behavioral Health Specialized Curriculum, 2015


Licensure

New York: 87803

New Jersey: 44SC05947800


Languages

English