Therapists Providing Strength-Based Therapy in New York

Through strength-based therapy, the positive aspects of a person’s character are highlighted rather than one’s problems or weaknesses. The therapist helps the client to build and maintain resilience through exploration of pre-existing strengths and inner resources.

Find therapists in New York who are trained in Strength-Based Therapy below. All providers have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Jaclyn Marie Smith

Jaclyn Marie Smith

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

In practice for 20 years I have dealt with many diverse & challenging issues. My treatment modality is person centered; therapy should be tailored to a person's needs, as no two individuals are alike. I employ a variety of approaches, theories and techniques, in an eclectic and flexible manner. I have experience treating Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Relationship Issues, Career Problems, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Self-Esteem issues and Trauma.

I work to create an environment that is open and non-judgmental. Looking at each person as a unique individual helping to identify their values, goals, and changes they want to make where they feel satisfied, productive and in control. I provide short-term and long-term psychotherapy.


Victoria  Goldenberg

Victoria Goldenberg

Online Sessions, NY

520 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY, 11530

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 - $200 per session

Sometimes it feels like you've been holding your breath all week until you finally get to exhale in therapy. You might feel trapped in your daily life and lack the tools to free yourself. Right from the start we will begin exploring your problems and setting goals. We will untangle the confusing parts of your life so that you can gain closure on your past and establish a sound foundation for your future. Your commitment to your mental health will benefit both you and the people around you.

I will provide you with the tools to cope with the obstacles that you face. Clients who work with me start feeling relief early on in our collaboration; this paves the way for healing to occur. You can expect to receive consistent professional therapy from a dedicated therapist who makes it her mission to be there to support and guide you. Growth is the theme of my practice and together our therapeutic relationship will clear the way to planting new seeds in your life.


Talia  DiPietro

Talia DiPietro

4 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont, NY, 10538

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 - $200 per session

If you struggle with depression or anxiety, boundaries in relationships, or you've survived a traumatic childhood or young adulthood, please reach out as I could be a good fit. Our past experiences can have a huge impact on our capacity to cope with stress, as well as our self-worth and our ability to feel safe connecting with others. You deserve to live your best authentic life, and therapy can be a resource for you. It's a place to learn to really know and value yourself, and find coping skills that actually work for you. I can help you shift the way you respond to stress, find compassion for yourself, and let go of unhelpful patterns.

I specialize in working with people who have had trauma in their lives, whether in childhood, within a relationship, or due to COVID-related stress or another recent experience. My style is encouraging, direct, and compassion-focused. In addition, I love working with young adults, difficult life transitions, and people facing the challenges of new parenthood.

I can confidently say I've seen this process work for a lot of people! By building a safe and supportive relationship in therapy, you can become grounded, assured, and able to feel more connected to others. I'm committed to helping you heal and start being present in your life. Please feel free to reach out to discuss options. You are worth it.


Nancy  Goldman

Nancy Goldman

177 Prince Street, New York, NY, 10012

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

At different times in our lives we can feel stuck and struggle with finding our way. Oftentimes, our usual ways of dealing with these struggles aren't helping or may even be preventing us from feeling better. I work with individuals who are dealing with loss and trauma, sadness and anxiety or having difficulties in relationships, work, school, parenting, and varying life-stage transitions. In this safe, supportive and warm environment we will work together to help you feel better while also understanding what is causing your distress.


Elle  Bernfeld

Elle Bernfeld

Online Sessions, NY

41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Feeling heard and understood is one of the best parts about going to therapy. As an artist, it is easy to feel misunderstood. Between the people that do not understand your career choices, and the people who do not understand depression and anxiety, it can sometimes feel like no one can ever "get" you at all. My goal is to help artists feel less alone, and to help them be the best versions of themselves possible. I’m a therapist and former performer who understands how difficult it can be to balance the life of an artist with your mental health. I also understand that being an artist is not just what you do, but who you are. Together, we can explore your unique therapeutic needs, to help you manage your mental health, excel creatively, and thrive in your relationships.


Elissaveta  Iordanova

Elissaveta Iordanova

Online Sessions, NY

353 West 48th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Insurances: Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $145 - $165 per session

If you are willing to empathically embrace your present life and ready to activate your physical, mental and creative self - you certainly can improve your emotional landscape and improve your well-being. I am here to assist you by providing a safe, supportive and mindful space for your journey of healing. Together, we will re-define your feelings, collaboratively nurture your self-awareness and esteem, establish some goals, and encourage new dreams. In this process of a meaningful, client-centered interaction, I believe you can establish a new relationship to self, awareness to others, and build skills to better manifest your ever-changing life. I wish to inspire those changes you might need in order to lead a thriving life.

The various activities during therapy sessions will address issues from a creative/expressive angle together with intellectual/thinking/talking perspective. This integrative approach using mindfulness, movement, imagery, art making, visualization and verbalization can develop from simple to more complex - "being in the experience" and embodied present moments. These processes are guided and structured by me, or completely self-directed as therapy progresses, and you are ready to do so. You ARE when you move, create and express.

My approach is based on my strong belief in each client’s potential and ability to move from, through and beyond personal traumas and emotional pain in a clear direction of present, and more meaningful life.

Joy, as a basic emotion, can be harvested daily, if you don’t give up on your becoming!


Water & Stone

Water & Stone

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $200 per session

Welcome to Water & Stone!

As the founding director, I (Emery) am looking forward to speaking with you so we can find the best option in offering you support during this time in your life. We specialize in working with women, the lgbtqia+ community, trauma, anxiety, and grief just to mention a few. I personally speak with you during your initial complimentary phone call, so we can discuss what you are looking for and the questions you might have as we find a way to take a step forward that feels confortable to you.

We are a group practice that focuses on a mindfulness based, contemplative approach when it comes to supporting your mental health and wellness. Each professional therapist is adept in both traditional talk therapy and an area of creative arts therapy, so you have options to choose from as we find the right therapist for you.

One of my main goals at Water & Stone is to ensure you are with the person who can best help you with an approach that feels good and supportive. You need to have a good connection with your therapist to get the most out of this experience, so we are flexible and will work with you to help make sure you have the right fit.


Clarity Therapy

Clarity Therapy

Online Sessions, NY

276 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $250 per session

Clarity Therapy is a modern, values-based psychotherapy practice in the heart of NYC. It’s our mission to make therapy as simple as possible. We believe that therapy should be accessible, collaborative, and enjoyable. We demystify the therapy process so that you can take in the benefits therapy has to offer and feel like yourself again.

We're a group of trained therapists who provide psychotherapy and treatment for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues. We work with teens, individuals including young adults, couples, families, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and People of Color.

Clarity Therapists help countless New Yorkers reconnect with their passion and purpose. You deserve to find relief, heal past wounds, and connect with someone who supports your growth. The result of gaining clarity is that you feel more confident, inspired, and better equipped to handle life’s ups and downs.


Rachel  Kleinman

Rachel Kleinman

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

I care deeply about my patients. After each session I reflect upon the patient's needs, including but not limited to care coordination with other health care providers. Your mental health is a direct reflection of your physical health and should be treated with the same reverence. This is why I apply my understanding of the interdisciplinary health care system to ensure all aspects of the patient's health are treated appropriately.

I am empathetic and a good listener, while also practical and a problem solver. My support and availability extends beyond the allotted session, and I go above and beyond to be there for my patients.

Whatever it is that you’re struggling with, I would encourage you to reach out. We can all use extra support, especially today during these unpredictable times. I would be happy to hear from you and see how I can help.


Anna  Hindell

Anna Hindell

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 - $200 per session

I'm a Gestalt therapist with a private practice in New York City, and a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Living in Manhattan is high stress and demanding. Whatever your responsibilities are, it is easy to become detached from your wants and needs. Integrating the body-mind connection into therapy helps my clients get back in touch with their feelings.

In our work together, we explore what's going on in your body as well as your mind. Physical sensations are often a clue to what’s happening emotionally. This holistic approach to therapy helps you discover new ways to cope with feelings and find relief from old emotional patterns.


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