Ania  Baumritter

Ania Baumritter

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Upper West Side practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Academic challenges
  • Gender identity topics
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Ania Baumritter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office on the Upper West Side specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues surrounding parenting, including postpartum depression and stress. She especially enjoys working with adolescents through gender identity concerns, academic pressures, and relationship challenges. Additionally, she has extensive experience supporting individuals with trauma, gently guiding clients through processing difficult emotions and healing at their own pace.

Ania’s approach to therapy is largely insight-oriented, drawing upon family systems therapy, dyadic developmental therapy, and other forms of psychoanalytic therapy to increase clients’ understanding of past experiences, including emotional trauma and attachment issues. She believes that this insight into the past will help shed light onto clients’ current abilities to form emotional bonds and empathic relationships and to regulate their emotions.

Ania has a special interest in working with mothers and infants to strengthen their bond and develop enhanced emotional attunement. She offers a nonjudgmental and safe space in which clients work through their past at their own pace, gradually developing the capacity to form strong interpersonal relationships. She offers sessions in English, Polish, and French at her office on the Upper West Side, a five minute walk from the 79th street station.


Message to clients

Psychotherapy is a conversation process requiring safety and trust. Such environment, and an attentive therapist’s listening mastery allows for the past traumas to come forward and be worked through emotionally by the client.


Specialties

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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination

Gender identity topics - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities

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

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

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

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


General expertise


Insurance

Ania Baumritter 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: $220 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $220

Therapist's note

Initial 50min consultation is complimentary.

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


Location(s)

Upper West Side practice

155 West 81st Street

Suite 5E

New York, NY 10024

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Interborough Consulting Services, 2015 - Present

Private Practice, 2000 - Present

Goodwill Industries, 1995 - 2005


Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Polish

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