Amy  Ellenbogen

Amy Ellenbogen

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Work stress
  • Depression
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

Amy is a warm, attentive, and solution-focused therapist. She has a strengths-based, anti-oppression social justice perspective and will use a variety of modalities to assist clients. Amy will work with you to build skills that strengthen your wellbeing, enhance communication, and increase your understanding of how your environment has impacted you as an individual, family member, and community member.

For many years, Amy worked with people healing from past traumatic experiences, identity-based conflict, generational trauma, and the loss of loved ones to violence. She works with adults with many different racial, gender, religious, sexual orientation identities and is passionate about working with white women who are invested in increasing their racial identity awareness and processing the ways that white supremacy shows up in their lives and work.

Amy received her Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College with a self-designed major called, “Unequally Empowered People of the United States of America” which focused on power and privilege. She got her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Amy worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years, focusing on violence prevention, community building, and youth development prior to creating a private practice.

Amy is currently offering virtual sessions, with daytime and evening availability.

Message to clients

If you are feeling stuck, isolated, confused, lonely, overwhelmed, anxious, or exhausted, therapy can help. No matter what moved you to reach out today–life transitions, anxieties, traumatic experiences, the weight of systemic injustice, work stress–we can work together to help you identify and pursue the changes that help you attain your full potential.

During sessions, we will reflect on your experiences, thoughts, and beliefs, and determine how they can serve you better. We can get clear on what matters to you, explore patterns of behavior and beliefs that are interfering with your potential, and name ways in which histories and invisible systems of power have an impact on you. While I bring an anti-oppression lens to my approach, I believe in using whatever tools work best for you. I will be nonjudgemental, curious, compassionate and supportive; I really want you to live the life you want.

I bring to therapy twenty years of experience in the nonprofit and social justice worlds. It has been a real joy for me to collaborate with clients as they feel more alive, more fulfilled and their relationships improve with themselves and other people in their lives.


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

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


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 9:00 - 7:00
  • Tue 9:00 - 6:00
  • Wed 9:00 - 7:00
  • Thu 9:00 - 7:00
  • Fri 9:00 - 6:00
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, 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 Not currently seeing clients at this location
  • Tue Not currently seeing clients at this location
  • Wed Not currently seeing clients at this location
  • Thu Not currently seeing clients at this location
  • Fri Not currently seeing clients at this location
  • Sat Not currently seeing clients on Saturdays
  • Sun Not currently seeing clients on Sundays

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2021 - Present
Center for Court Innovation, Director, 2002 - 2021


New York: 063049