Rottenberg Therapy

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Chelsea practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Rottenberg Therapy offers therapy to individuals, groups, couples, families, and parents in New York City. Their specialties include LGBTQAI++ concerns, couples counseling, fertility, grief and loss, open relationships and polyamory, non-traditional family formations, gender identity, and working with clients who are persons of color.
The providers at Rottenberg Therapy approach therapy from a collaborative, values-driven standpoint. They look forward to working with you at their practice, conveniently located steps away from Penn Station.

Sary Rottenberg
Sary Rottenberg

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Kate Blemler
Kate Blemler

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP

Alana Devine-Dunn
Alana Devine-Dunn

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP


+ What services does your practice offer?

At Rottenberg Therapy, we provide individual therapy to adults across the lifespan. We also provide couples counseling, family therapy, and select group sessions. We welcome clients of all backgrounds, and offer safe and accepting care to members of the LGBTQAI++ community.

+ What are your practice's specialties?

Many of our clients are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and or depression, which they're finding are interfering with their daily lives. Others are undergoing major life transitions, such as entering the New York City workforce or contemplating if and how to form a family unit. We also help clients who navigate relationship concerns, ranging from fertility difficulties to navigating communication in open relationships. Additionally, we have expertise in helping clients who face immigration and acculturation adjustments; clients who are experiencing postpartum depression; and individuals who are cult survivors.

+ Why should I choose your practice?

At Rottenberg Therapy, we are dedicated to listening to you deeply, giving you real-time feedback on your challenges as we see them, and – above all else – to supporting you. We draw from various therapeutic approaches to ensure all clients have a tailored treatment plan, meaning you'll feel empowered and equipped with the tools so you can enact positive, lasting change.

+ How does payment work at your practice?

If you have insurance you may be eligible to get some of your fee reimbursed. We will help you find out about that. If you don't have insurance, we have a certain amount of sliding scale slots for people who cannot afford the full fees. Please let your therapist know, and we will do our best to help you get the therapy you need. We make payment convenient, we take all forms of payment, though most transactions are done electronically.


LGBTQAI++ topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Reproductive health - Supporting individuals and couples experiencing perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety shifts; strengthening communication around experience in the perinatal and postpartum periods, addressing issues around identity during the transition to new parenthood

Grief & loss - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Cult survivors - Supporting individuals and families navigate life outside the cult or leaving a cult. addressing specific personality changes and developments toward a path of independence and autonomy


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Rottenberg Therapy is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $250
  • Initial session: $125 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Sessions with Sary (sliding scale): $100 (45min)
  • Sessions with Alana (sliding scale): $80 (45min)
  • Sessions with Kate (sliding scale): $80 (45min)

Therapist's note

Sliding scale: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rottenberg Therapy is offering a limited number of sliding scale spots to clients in need.

Rottenberg Therapy can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Chelsea practice

245 West 29th Street

Suite 304

New York, NY 10001


  • Mon 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Tue 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Wed 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Thu 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Fri 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Sat 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Sun Closed





Therapy Groups

Rottenberg Therapy
Parental Loss

This weekly group for individuals processing the loss of a parent offers a supportive environment for participants to move meaningfully through difficult periods of grief.