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Valerie Levy Psychotherapy, LCSW

Valerie Levy is an LCSW with four years of postgraduate training at a New York City psychoanalytic institute. She works collaboratively with her clients, helping them lead more stable, fulfilling lives that include a work-life balance and stronger relationship dynamics.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
Locations
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  • New York
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“After our initial session, you will take the lead and we will explore whatever you bring to our sessions.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
After working in the wellness industry for many years, I went back to school to get my master’s degree in social work. I then trained for four years in psychoanalysis and couples therapy at an institute in New York City. I have since worked as a clinician in nonprofit clinical settings. I have a private practice and I see individuals and couples with a wide range of life issues.
What should someone know about working with you?
In the initial intake, I will ask questions about your childhood, family, relationships, and work history. We will briefly cover the history, if any, of substance use. The remainder of the session will be focused on your mental health history and what brought you to seek therapy at this time. After our initial session, you will take the lead and we will explore whatever you bring to our sessions. I do not generally assign homework but I am open to doing so if it feels helpful for your process.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
The mental health field is an ever-evolving one, and I am committed to keeping current on new research, emerging treatment modalities, and other relevant training to enable me to best help clients. In addition to independent study, I co-chair the Psychoanalytic Society at the Training Institute for Mental Health, a psychoanalytic training institute in Manhattan where I organize workshops, lectures, and training on various topics related to psychotherapy. Besides my private practice, I teach and supervise at the institute.
“I do not generally assign homework but I am open to doing so if it feels helpful for your process.”
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