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Amy Leeds Psychotherapy, LCSW

Amy Leeds is a licensed clinical social worker who utilizes an integrative approach to treatment. She believes in the importance of a collaborative therapeutic experience where she works together with you to develop a safe environment to process and grow. She utilizes a client-centered approach to ensure that the treatment is centered on your individual needs.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • 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
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I am able to use my naturally curious and open-minded approach to engage people from all different backgrounds while developing a safe therapeutic environment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I cannot say that it was always my dream to become a therapist. I knew that I enjoyed helping others and I was often the person who people came to for advice and support, but I did not consider the possibility of this becoming a career until I actually entered my social work graduate program. It was there that I had the opportunity to explore what it meant to be a clinical social worker and how fulfilling of a career it could be. The opportunity to work in community social work has given me the ability to work with diverse populations and experience the full spectrum of diagnosis. I am able to use my naturally curious and open-minded approach to engage people from all different backgrounds while developing a safe therapeutic environment.
What should someone know about working with you?
From our first interaction, I look to build rapport and connection; I want my clients to feel that they are heard, understood, and recognized in the therapeutic space. I believe in creating a collaboration in which we work together to identify treatment goals and establish how treatment will look. I do not feel that the work stops in our sessions, so I may ask or suggest that the work we discuss in therapy be brought out into day-to-day living. I enjoy working with clients who are interested in exploring themselves and willing to take a deeper look into their lives.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited that therapy is becoming more accessible to the general public. Every person deserves to have access to therapy and to find a therapeutic modality that works for them. The ability to reach people anywhere and anytime makes therapy accessible to those who thought that it was out of reach, bringing it right to their fingertips. Iā€™m excited to see how the increase in telehealth services will reach younger populations and pull them into therapy at an earlier age.
“From our first interaction, I look to build rapport and connection; I want my clients to feel that they are heard, understood, and recognized in the therapeutic space.”
Interested in speaking with Amy?