Aaron Newman, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Aaron  Newman
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Aaron Newman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person

For in person therapy, you must provide proof of vaccination.

Updated January 31, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

Aaron Newman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office centrally located in the historic Flat Iron District of Manhattan. Aaron has over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families who struggle with intense mood states such as anxiety and depression, stress or interpersonal conflicts that arise from major life transitions or change. He has provided training, supervision and clinical vision to mental health clinics serving families and children throughout New York City and Westchester and has promoted the philosophy of trauma informed and client centered care both for his own practice as well as for other practitioners.

Using Cognitive Behavioral therapy techniques, Aaron will help you understand connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You will learn practical coping strategies and ways to manage your own mood states. Aaron strongly believes in the role of psychoeducation - not only building coping skills with his clients but making sure that they understand the psychological, or neurobiological concepts behind those techniques. He has post Masters Training in Family Therapy and is influenced by Systems Theory.

Taking an integrated, holistic approach to understanding how our moods effect us in our bodies and how mal adaptive coping strategies such as over eating, poor sleep hygiene or abuse of substances may affect our emotions, Aaron treats the whole person. Aaron also brings mindfulness practices into the room by taking clients through breathing and relaxation exercises. With his enormous amount of experience in working with people going through life transitions, he is a highly skilled therapist who brings compassion, transparency, hope and a sense of humor to all his clients.


Message to clients

I am a clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience working with adults, couples, and families. I see my role as your therapist is to compassionately support your personal growth through the use of empirically supported interventions and to promote practical coping strategies to handle life's many stressors. I provide culturally sensitive and trauma-informed care, and welcome clients of all ages, genders and sexual identities. The values of transparency, empathy, and the validation of your personal truth are essential components of my model of care and I treat my clients as partners in creating their own creative solutions to life's many challenges.

As a native New Yorker, I have worked with clients of all socio- economic and cultural groups residing throughout the mosaic of the New York Metropolitan Area.

I utilize evidence based approaches to provide practical solutions, strategies for managing life's challenges and symptom relief. I view all of us as part of systems, whether that be familial, professional, or social and we are all impacted by issues of racial, gender, and economic inequities. I emphasize the connections between our emotional and physical wellness, and provide holistic, person centered care. I enjoy working with children and their families to improve communication and assist them in weathering life transitions such as loss, divorce, and the creation of new or blended families.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Lyra Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Child ongoing sessions: $225 (60min)
  • Child/couple/family initial session: $275 (75min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Flatiron District practice
1123 Broadway, Suite 1121, New York, New York 10010
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 34 years

Private practice, 2000 - Present
Children's Aid, Deputy Director for Behavioral Health, 2016 - 2020
WJCS Mental Health Centers, Director, 2003 - 2016

Hunter College School of Social Work, Certificate in Family Therapy , 1995
Hunter College School of Social Work, MSW, 1988


Licensure

New York: R038917-1


Languages

English