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Leah Fischel Psychotherapy, PsyD

Leah Fischel is a warm, empathic, and nonjudgmental therapist with a clinical focus on supporting individual children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds and with varying needs. She takes an integrative approach to therapy and applies different treatment modalities as needed. She treats depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, relationship issues, and other concerns.

  • General Mental Health
  • Depression
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Parenting
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
  • New York
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“I believe that the therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance and change can occur through a corrective, nurturing relationship.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I knew from early on that I wanted to help others enact change in their lives and feel better. I was drawn to clinical psychology because I felt that it could have the most immediate positive impact. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance and change can occur through a corrective, nurturing relationship. To that end, I am warm, caring, empathic, and nonjudgmental. I have experience working with parents and infants, children, adolescents, and adults in school settings, community clinics, and private practice.
What should someone know about working with you?
I actively listen to my clients, trying to understand what brought them to therapy and how best to support them. I believe that therapy can be messy and that progress is not necessarily linear. Sometimes, one can feel worse before they ultimately feel the benefits of therapy. I meet them where they are and know when to listen and when to offer insight.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
In order to stay current in the field, I attend continuing education classes throughout the year, read extensively, and listen to podcasts by those who inspire me on a variety of topics. I also participate in multiple peer supervision groups to hear how others work with their clients and continue to grow in my role as a clinician. I am currently interested in mindfulness and relational therapy.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited by the burgeoning practice of telehealth; it enables those with limited opportunities to access therapeutic support in a much more flexible manner. Telehealth increases access to mental health support as clients can often take a lunch break or fit a therapy session into their day without the additional burden of traveling to and from a therapist's office. It also increases access to clinicians since many clients live in remote areas and may have only a few options from which to choose, limiting availability to expertise that deals with a specific problem.
“To that end, I am warm, caring, empathic, and nonjudgmental.”
Interested in speaking with Leah?