Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
College mental health
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
Rebecca Posner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her practice focuses on working with creative professionals, couples, young adults, and trauma survivors. She particularly enjoys working with actors and writers, empowering clients to find meaning in their work, stay grounded in their sense of self, overcome creative blocks, and build the concrete skills to succeed in life as an artist.
Rebecca's approach incorporates mindfulness practices and is insight-oriented and trauma-informed, focused on uncovering how relationships and past experiences influence one’s emotional well-being and self-understanding. Her work with couples involves creating an open environment for partners to better understand themselves and each other, making more room for compassion and empathy.
Rebecca is dedicated to building a warm and supportive relationship with her clients, offering a safe space to explore their inner world. Her office is located a short walk away from the 81st Street subway station.
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College mental health – Anxiety, stress, and depression that may arise during college
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in 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
Women’s issues – Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing
Career counseling – Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
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
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics – Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Rebecca is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing session: $200 (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $120 - $200 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Rebecca can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“Developing a relationship within the therapy setting is a chance to safely explore whats going on with you. We collaborate together to understand what's bothering you, impeding you, what's standing in your way from having more gratifying relationships both intimate and otherwise.”
Treatment approachesExistential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness 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)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2015 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Psychotherapist, 2012 - 2016
Karen Horney Clinic, Psychotherapist, 2011 - 2012
New York Addictions Center, Psychotherapist, 2010 - 2011
Hunter College, LCSW, 2012
Concordia University, MA, 1994