Sam  Flax

Sam Flax

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Park Slope Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Child mental health
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety

Professional statement

Sam Flax is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with adolescents and young adults aged 11+. He is approachable and experienced. Sam specializes in helping young people having problems including: stress and anxiety, depression and feeling down, school issues, family issues, difficult early life experiences, and issues with friends and relationships.

Sam promotes emotional well-being and self-awareness in young people. Ultimately, Sam’s goal is to help young people (and those around them) lead more fulfilling lives.

Sam provides 50 minute counseling sessions to young people, usually once a week. Sam has been working with vulnerable yet inspirational young people since 2010. Sam worked in various high schools as a psychotherapist across London, U.K. Sam set up the psychotherapy services at some of these schools himself while also maintaining a private practice in London, U.K for a number of years.


Message to clients

If you're here you probably recognize the importance having a safe and confidential place to talk. Perhaps you're ready to start or continue your therapeutic journey. I encourage you to reach out with any questions. My practice is influenced mainly by Freudian psychoanalysis, and the person-centred approach of Carl Rogers.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

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

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

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sam Flax 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: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
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
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Park Slope practice
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 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am- 7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Private Practice, Mental Health Counselor, 2016 - Present
Hasmonean High School, School Counselor, 2016 - 2018

University Of Roehampton, London, UK, MS Counseling & Psychotherapy, 2016
University Of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, BA Sociology, 2010


Licensure

New York: 010840


Languages

English