Amy  Wilder

Amy Wilder

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Not accepting new clients in Upper West Side practice (updated April 29, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Performing artists in transition
  • Mindfulness
  • Religious issues

Professional statement

Amy Wilder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in the Upper West Side of New York. Having received specialized training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, she is an expert in trauma recovery. Amy works with adults to help them heal from low self-esteem, damaging relationship patterns, and the negative self-beliefs that can result from difficult childhood experiences, such as neglect, domestic violence or sexual abuse, and/or adult traumas such as sexual assault. She takes special care in helping her clients restore their sense of stability and find their inner resilience.

In addition to her expertise in trauma, Amy is passionate about supporting social service professionals through the work they do as well as professional dancers and other performing artists in transitions. Drawing from personal and professional experience, she understands the challenges creative professionals face in navigating career transitions, body image concerns, and the other challenges inherent in the life of a creative/performing arts professional.

Amy utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as mindfulness techniques to holistically treat the body and mind. She is excited to help clients restore their sense of balance and live life more authentically. Her office is located steps away from the 86th Street subway station.

Message to clients

Even resilient people need some help sometimes when dealing with situations and stress that can feel overwhelming. I'm here to walk alongside you and help you rediscover your own resilience, help you gain clarity with life transitions, and offer tools to help you stabilize your relationship with your authentic self.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); panic attacks

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or frightening events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing accidents, natural disasters, or sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Performing artists in transition - Supporting creative professionals cope with difficult or impactful life changes

Mindfulness - Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools

Religious issues - Resolving conflicts between personal values, choices, and religion; addressing religious tensions within families; connecting religious traditions and practice with daily living; exploring a new relationship with religion and spirituality

General expertise


Amy Wilder is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (55min)
  • Initial session: $200 (55min)

Therapist's note

Amy can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

15 West 84th Street


New York, NY 10024

  • Mon 10:30am-8:30pm
  • Tue 10:30am-9:00pm
  • Wed 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:30am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, Therapist, 2011 - Present

The Actors Fund, Clinical Social Worker, The Dancers’ Resource & The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, 2009 - 2016

The Interdependence Project Meditation Teacher Training, 2014

The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Staff Therapist, Trauma Division, 2009-2011

The West Side Federation of Senior & Supportive Housing, Social Worker, 2005 - 2009

The Center for Family Life “Lifelines” Community Arts Project, Social Worker, 2004 - 2005

Hunter College School of Social Work, MSW, 2004

New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, BA, 2001

American Ballet Theatre, Dancer, 1985 - 1998


  • English