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Aaron Frank Psychotherapy, LCSW

Aaron Frank is a psychotherapist with a social work background who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, and reshaping the tricky narratives that make us feel as though we are less than our best selves. His clinical orientation is relational psychotherapy, which is a good fit for those who struggle with confidence, self-esteem, relationship issues, or attachment.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Provider
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“I truly love this work and am deeply grateful to be able to connect with my clients and play a small role in helping them overcome obstacles and realize their potential.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I began my career in advertising, but I simply did not find the deeper emotional meaning I sought. I sharply changed course and became a therapist in order to find this meaning (and I found it here in abundance). I truly love this work and am deeply grateful to be able to connect with my clients and play a small role in helping them overcome obstacles and realize their potential.
What should someone know about working with you?
In my first interaction with a client, I let them know that I am an active therapist but not prescriptive. This means I will use active listening, reframing, and strengths-based approaches that are collaborative while respecting your values. I am not a heavy advice-giver, I am staunchly nonjudgmental, and I will be looking for YOUR best way through a challenge (rather than imposing my own).
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Despite primarily being a psychodynamic therapist, I thread in behavioral techniques for clients who can benefit from in-the-moment methods to manage acute symptoms or cognitive distortions. I am currently focusing on building additional competency in both CBT and DBT, and I speak regularly with colleagues and mentors to keep my skills sharp. Learning is a key aspect of growth and it is life-long!
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Our identities are nurtured by aligning with our core values, and I am driven to bring this practice to my clients and exemplify it in my work. By being nonjudgmental, accepting, and invested, I try to hold a mirror to my client so they can feel truly deserving and supported and ultimately transition to a new way of accepting and caring for themselves.
“I am not a heavy advice-giver, I am staunchly nonjudgmental, and I will be looking for YOUR best way through a challenge (rather than imposing my own).”
Interested in speaking with Aaron?