Amy Bender, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Amy  Bender

Amy Bender

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Master of Social Work, MSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated July 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Infertility counseling
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Relationship issues
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Amy Bender is a licensed master social worker working with adults who are looking for ways to acquire mental health skills that will help them live the life they envision for themselves. Using CBT and DBT with a person-centered approach, Amy explores client’s beliefs about themselves, and works to uncover strengths, coping mechanisms, and negative thought patterns.

Amy received her Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University, and has worked at Silver Hill Hospital, a leading psychiatric hospital providing psychiatric and addiction services. Amy has also worked with treatment teams at a skilled nursing facility and an employee assistance program, including crisis counseling and solution focused brief therapy.

Amy sees clients remotely and in-person in New York City.


Message to clients

Have you ever thought there was a more authentic version of yourself? One that is under the surface, but held back by the things that have happened to you? Maybe you’ve glimpsed this version of yourself in the eyes of someone who truly loves you, like a grandparent, a teacher, or a friend. They see only the best in you, and bring out the best in you, too. Around them, perhaps you feel strong, confident, content. The way we think about ourselves is influenced by many factors. These thoughts can become ingrained, and they are often automatically negative. Working together, we’ll look closely at these thoughts and examine the ways they influence your feelings and behaviors.

We’ll also look ahead to the life you want to be living and build up skills to reach your goals, as well as understand the strengths you already have. These skills can help you better handle life’s ups and downs, and build healthy relationships in all areas of your life. I envision for all my clients a future where they feel loved and accepted, where their work is meaningful and rewarding, and where they recognize the good things in life, and know that they are meant for them. Our work will take place in a safe and unconditionally accepting space. In a world that pulls our focus in so many directions, we will focus on just you.


Specialties

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

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

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
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)

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 2pm to 7pm
  • Tue 9am to 7pm
  • Wed 9am to 5pm
  • Thu 9am to 7pm
  • Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, New York 10010
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2pm - 7pm
  • Tue 9am - 7pm
  • Wed 9am - 1pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Silver Hill Hospital, Residential Counselor, 2021 - 2022

Fordham University, MSW, 2021


Licensure

New York: 116334


Languages

English