Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, evening, and weekend appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders
- Emerging adult issues
Stefanie Robison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY with expertise in providing support to young adults with anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), eating disorders, relationship issues, and depression. She guides emerging adults through times of uncertainty, such as the transitions into college and the working world, when concerns around body image, perfectionism, and obsessive thinking often arise. Her goal is to help clients build the sustainable coping skills to navigate shifting life circumstances throughout adulthood.
Stefanie uses evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. She works with clients struggling with disordered eating from a health-at-every-size approach, which emphasizes holistic wellness rather than dieting, while also striving to understand the underlying patterns and beliefs that can lead to unhealthy coping strategies.
Stefanie is a highly interactive, supportive therapist. She aims to empower each individual to regain control in their life and discover the freedom to pursue their true desires. Her Union Square office is conveniently located near the 14th St subway station, and she also offers remote sessions.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
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
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Emerging adult issues – Guiding through life transitions such as discovering one's identity separate from the family of origin, entering the working world, defining the kinds of relationships one wants to pursue
Compulsive behaviors – Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering
Impulse control issues – Building self-control and emotion regulation skills; managing and reducing problematic or dangerous behaviors, such as stealing or fire setting
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Peripartum depression – Navigating complex emotions and the transition to parenthood during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Stefanie is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
- Initial session: $225 (60min)
- Ongoing sessions: $225/session (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $125 - $225 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Stefanie can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"My style is warm, nurturing, and goal-oriented. I want to help you feel relaxed and comfortable while also allowing a platform for you to feel understood. There are no 'pre-set' solutions to your unique struggles, and I know that. I create a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental environment that allows change to occur."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (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)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private practice, 2016 - Present
Mental Health Association of NYC PROS Program, 2011 - Present
Jill Lewis Therapy, Associate Therapist, 2014 - 2016
Jersey City Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychology Department Intern, 2013 - 2014
Fordham University, Master's in Mental Health Counseling, 2014
Boston University, BA, 2007