Allen  Levy

Allen Levy

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, DCSW Doctor of Psychoanalysis, PsyD Psy.D., Psychoanalysis PhD
Connecticut Accepting Online
Westport Accepting In-person
Updated January 22, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Dr. Allen Levy is a certified psychoanalyst having graduated from the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis, Union Graduate School, and Columbia University School of Social Work. Dr. Levy was a senior faculty member for The Center for Group Studies in New York City from its inception until 2010. As well, he served as a senior staff clinician, and advisor to the Director at Temenos Institute from 2002-2016, located in Westport, CT. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Union University.

Dr. Levy is a practicing transpersonal modern psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Westport, Connecticut. He specializes in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders of all forms, working with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

As well, Dr. Levy is internationally known for his work over the past 40 years in stress reduction, deep relaxation, and meditation. Since 1971, he has studied with spiritual teachers both in America and India. Dr. Levy is also an ordained reverend and interfaith minister through the All Faiths Seminary International in New York. He has taught yoga and meditation at Columbia University, St. John the Divine Church, the Broadway Presbyterian Church, and Union Theological Seminary in New York City, as well as throughout the United States, Europe, and India.


Message to clients

My philosophy of practice integrates most fields of legitimate and proven psychologically therapeutic methodologies. I am eclectic and integrative in the techniques of psychotherapeutic intervention that I use to help people overcome their difficulties and grow.

The secret of my patients’ success lies in their inherent ability to heal through even the most challenging mental and emotional problems. I act as a catalyst, a therapeutic agent, that permits people to be themselves, and access their innate healing abilities within their own hearts and minds.

In addition to helping people heal, I also have supervised therapists for several decades. Many people have referred to me as the therapists' therapist, and I am happy to be able to be of help to those who help others as well as those who need someone experienced to be able to guide them through even the knottiest of problems. Many therapists have sent their most difficult therapeutic cases to me after they found they were unable to really make a difference in helping a person with very difficult problems that have endured through the years.

I support the use of psychotropic medication when really necessary. However, I have often found that people are over-medicated by the psychiatric community. I always encourage people I am working with to practice meditation in order to reduce, and often even eliminate the need for psychotropic medications.

Come see me in person or via Telehealth. I would love to be able to help you heal and grow, too.


Specialties

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

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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life




Clientele

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

Insurance

Allen Levy is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $400 (60min)
  • Initial session: $450 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $450 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $100 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $450 (60min)

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:

  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

For those in economic need, there is a sliding fee scale option of $25 to $100 reduction


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 9pm
  • Tue 9am - 9pm
  • Wed 9am - 9pm
  • Thu 9am - 9pm
  • Fri 9am - 7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Westport practice
10 Bay Street, First Floor, Westport, Connecticut 06880
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 9pm
  • Tue 9am - 9pm
  • Wed 9am - 9pm
  • Thu 9am - 9pm
  • Fri 9am - 7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Allen Levy PhD LCSW PC, President, 1986 - Present
Temenos Institute, Senior Clinician, 2003 - 2016
Center for Group Studies, Faculty & Board of Directors, 1990 - 2005
Project Liberty 9/11, Clinician for Police & Firefighters, 2001 - 2005
Union Graduate School & University, Adjunct Faculty, 1992 - 2002
Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis, Associate Training Analyst, 1991 - 2001

Union Graduate School, Doctorate in Psychoanalysis, 1986
Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis, Certification in Modern Psychoanalysis, 1986
Columbia University, Masters in Social Work, 1984


Licensure

Connecticut: 5009


Languages

English