Abigail Kaye Elakman

Abigail Kaye Elakman

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Garment District Accepting In-person
Updated March 28, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Relationship issues
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Dr. Abigail Elakman is a licensed Clinical Psychologist providing individual therapy to adults, both in-person and virtually, in the state of New York. Dr. Elakman treats a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, burnout, adjustment disorders, and trauma. Her approach is sex-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, and anti-racist. She earned her doctorate from Xavier University, completed her internship at the Miami VA, and then pursued a specialized postdoctoral fellowship in LGBTQ+ Interprofessional Care at the Bedford VA outside of Boston.

Her integrative therapeutic approach aims to help individuals develop insight, feel more resilient, and discover meaning and purpose with the overarching goal of helping you engage with the world in a more genuine and authentic way. Her work also incorporates skill-building techniques derived from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), as well as mindfulness-based techniques derived from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She strives to incorporate ideas about identity development and the influence of political and social forces to bring greater depth and significance to your self-exploration in therapy.


Message to clients

I believe that every person has the potential to discover their own sense of purpose, and that recognizing and embracing it can bring relief from some of our suffering. My ambition is to help you reach your own personal goals related to wellness, growth, and development. If you feel we may be a good fit, or you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out.


Specialties

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

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

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

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Initial session: $350 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Tue 10am - 8pm
  • Wed 10am - 8pm
  • Thu 10am - 8pm
  • Fri 10am - 8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Garment District practice
1430 Broadway, 1510, New York, New York 10018
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 10am - 8pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10am - 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, LGBTQ Interprofessional Care Post Doctoral Fellow, 2021 - 2022

Xavier University, Psy.D., 2021


Licensure

New York: 026029


Languages

English