Michele  Kabas

Michele Kabas

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated June 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Harm reduction

Professional statement

Michele Kabas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City. Currently during Covid only virtually. She works primarily with young adult and adult women who are struggling to find their voice at work, in relationships, and in their own bodies. An eating disorder specialist, Michele has deep expertise in incorporating Yoga philosophy, meditation and breathwork to strengthen the mind-body connection. Working with an IFS Model to include all parts of ourselves without judgement is most helpful in the healing journey

In addition to her work with individuals recovering from eating challenges or exploring their relationship to food, Michele welcomes a wide range of clients navigating the challenges of anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and substance misuse. She works with a harm-reduction model, a compassionate approach that reduces reliance on substances and strengthens alternative coping mechanisms.

Alongside traditional talk therapy and mindfulness practices, Michele also offers Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping), a body-centered approach which helps clients unblock negative thought patterns and stuck memories to live life more freely. Michele is dedicated to helping women learn to assert their own needs, empowering her clients to establish and enforce boundaries, pursue goals, and express their authentic voice.

Supportive and interactive encouraging compassion for ourselves and others, Michele works collaboratively with her clients to define a treatment plan that will work for you. Her goal is to treat each person with compassion and respect and to reach your greatest potential.


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.


Specialties

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Harm reduction - Compassionate approaches to decreasing the misuse and impact of substances




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Michele Kabas 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: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $175
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)
  • Longer Psychotherapy session: $200 (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
  • Venmo
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 12:00-7:00pm
  • Wed 12:00-7:00pm
  • Thu 12:00-7:00 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 44 years

Private practice, 1992 - Present

William Alanson White Institute, Certificate Eating Disorders Addictions and Compulsions, 2015
Adelphi University School of Social Work, MSW, 1977


Licensure

New York: R020055


Languages

English