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Florian Lewenstein Psychotherapy, LCSW

Florian Lewenstein sees therapy as a gratifying second career after exploring his entrepreneurial ambitions in the technology sector. His own history of domestic abuse, trauma, and addiction informed his commitment to helping others dealing with those issues. He has been training and practicing for almost 30 years.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UMR
  • Humana
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Emblem Health
  • Fidelis
  • Beacon Health Options
  • MagnaCare
  • Healthfirst
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Provider
Profile
“I am a very active therapist, focused on helping clients achieve their therapy goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I trained with Dr. Jay Earley in the interactive group therapy model for three years. While co-facilitating a training therapy group, I was approached by a client for individual therapy, and I have been in private practice ever since. I have also worked as a staff therapist at a substance abuse clinic.
What should someone know about working with you?
I get to know new clients during an initial consultation where I gather background information and ask the client to articulate what they hope to accomplish in therapy. I am a very active therapist, focused on helping clients achieve their therapy goals. I do occasionally ask clients to do homework to help with the process of healing from trauma. Clients who are not ready to make changes in their lives tend to not stay the course with me.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I have a strong ethical framework that informs my work. I believe that clients come to therapy to deal with pain and dysfunction, and they are entitled to be themselves without judgment or criticism for dysfunctional behavior. I try to leave time between sessions to accommodate clients who are late, and I am flexible about cancellations and rescheduling. I hold all my clients in high regard and try to provide unconditional attention.
“I believe that clients come to therapy to deal with pain and dysfunction, and they are entitled to be themselves without judgment or criticism for dysfunctional behavior.”
Interested in speaking with Florian?