Amy  Gottheimer
Zencare Vetted

Amy Gottheimer


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Vermont Accepting Online
Updated June 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Development of professional identity
  • Depression
  • Grief

Professional statement

Amy Gottheimer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in trauma, including domestic violence, sexual trauma, complex trauma, and single-incident trauma. She also specializes in life transitions, anxiety, depression, professional identity development, and working with members of the LGBTQIA community as well as individuals in non-traditional relationships.

Amy strives to create a safe and warm space where clients feel comfortable sharing their most inner thoughts. She takes the time to get to know her clients before developing an individualized treatment plan that takes into account their needs and goals. She utilizes a number of different tools and treatment modalities, including music, art, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), mindfulness practices, and Supportive Therapy. Amy fosters a collaborative, caring, and comfortable relationship with clients. Her sessions are client-led, and she never pushes them to talk about something until they are ready.

Amy believes everyone deserves to heal and grow, and she is there to support them on their journey. Before starting her private practice, she worked at the Center for Urban Community Services for a decade. Her office is conveniently located next to the 33rd Street subway station.

Message to clients

Maybe you've been in therapy for years. Maybe this is all new to you. Everyone needs a place where they can truly be themselves and be seen and heard. I want to help you access your inner strength, move through your pain and trauma, and create the change in your life that you are seeking. I bring warmth, honesty, humor, and over a decade of experience working with people weathering all sorts of difficulties. Having a place to explore our past as it relates to our present and future, recognize and interrupt our patterns, and feel connected to ourselves and our community is vital in creating that happier, healthier life. You've made a huge first step by reaching out! Let's create a better future together!


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)

Development of professional identity - Developing one’s self as perceived in relation to profession, through the beliefs, values, and motives of their career

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

Grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


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


  • Aetna (in-network in NY)
  • Optum (in-network in NY)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in NY)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in NY)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


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 10am-7pm
  • Tue 2pm-7:30pm
  • Wed 12pm-7:30pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Vermont)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-7om
  • Tue 2pm-7pm
  • Wed 12pm-7pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Center for Urban Community Services, 2008 - 2018

Columbia University, MSSW, 2008
University of New Mexico, BA, 2004


New York: 079136

Vermont: 089.0134826TELE



Client testimonials

"Amy was able to articulate her strategies and approach to therapy very clearly. She made me feel comfortable and open."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"She was very open and had good introductory questions."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"Amy was very patient and caring with me as well as very informative."
- Zencare client • June 2020
"This has been a great experience all around. Really took my fear away from finding a therapist. Amy was so kind on the phone, I’m looking forward to meeting her in person in a couple weeks."
- Zencare client • December 2019