Lisa  Ruesch

Lisa Ruesch

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Juris Doctor, JD
New York Waitlist Online
Flatiron District, Brooklyn Heights, Chelsea Not Accepting In-person

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Lisa Ruesch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices in the Flatiron District and Brooklyn Heights.  She has worked with adults, adolescents, and children of all races, ages, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identifications addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma (including childhood abuse/trauma), addiction, chronic illness, eating disorders, and interpersonal conflict. She also has experience counseling individuals who are navigating personal and professional transitions.

Lisa’s practice draws upon the analytic rigor and diligence that she used in her previous career as an attorney. Her advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy allows her to work in a way that suits each client best.

When working with clients with a history of trauma, Lisa spends time developing trust and rapport, helping clients to feel comfortable and safe. Lisa also ensures clients have coping strategies in place in case they become overwhelmed during a session. She has a deep understanding of the recurrence of patterns in traumatic relationships and is attentive to the ways these patterns can reappear in the therapeutic relationship.

Among Lisa’s goals is to offer her clients a safe space that allows them to explore their many parts. She wants them to leave feeling more empowered to live the life they desire. Lisa received post-graduate training at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and her MSW from New York University.


Message to clients

As a licensed clinical social worker who practices psychotherapy with warmth and curiosity, I help clients reflect, heal, build on their strengths, and enact positive change. I work collaboratively with clients in an open, safe environment that allows them to give voice to and explore their many parts. Over the course of treatment, they often discover new ways of relating to others and to themselves. I look forward to working with you.


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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends

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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Lisa Ruesch is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $250
  • Initial session: $300 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (60min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Flatiron District practice
71 West 23rd Street, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10010
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-8:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-8:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn Heights practice
26 Court Street, Suite 611, Brooklyn, New York 11242
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Chelsea practice
138 West 25th Street, 6th Floor, New York, New York 10001
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-8:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-8:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, 2015 - Present
Jewish Board, 2016 - 2018
Public and Private Legal Practice, 2002 - 2014

New York University, MSW, 2015
University of Southern California, JD, 2002
Vassar College, AB, 1991


Languages

English