Anna  Zelig

Anna Zelig

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, & afternoon online therapy appointments (updated August 2, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Working with children and adolescents
  • Parenting
  • Chronic illness
  • Relationships
  • Perinatal mental health

Professional statement

Anna Zelig is a licensed clinical social worker on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The majority of her clients are individuals, couples, and families working through relationship challenges or family conflict.

Anna deeply believes that happiness is defined by social support. She is passionate about helping clients navigate how to get enjoyment, satisfaction, and enrichment from their relationships. Anna’s work often involves rebuilding a connection after a rupture and includes working with clients through trauma, loss, divorce, or a medical illness. She also sees clients with anxiety and depression.

In addition to her private practice, Anna is a therapist at Octave. She has over eight years of experience working in a hospital, helping children and families navigate the psychosocial impacts of illness. Anna graduated with her master’s in social work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and completed an extensive post-graduate training program at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Her office is located near the 86th Street Lexington Avenue subway station.

Message to clients

Healthy relationships in which we feel connected and understood are one of the most important determinants of happiness, but navigating and maintaining these types of relationships can be challenging. From a collaborative and strength-based approach, I work with individuals, couples and families to enrich and deepen their connections to those who matter most. Utilizing my extensive post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, I work from a relational approach to strengthen and clarify relationships between couples and family members. I focus on resolving issues related to breakdowns in communication and life transitions including marriage, separation/divorce, illness, loss, pregnancy and the birth of a new child. I believe that through therapy, ruptures can be repaired, and couples and families can navigate tumultuous times with greater ease and grace, leading to greater intimacy and connection.
With compassion and empathy, I practice with the philosophy that people make positive change when they feel empowered, hopeful, and understood by the people closest to them. I look forward to working with you, and helping you find greater meaning and richness in your relationships.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

Grief and loss - 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

Working with children and adolescents - Behavioral challenges at school and/or home, academic stress, family and peer conflicts, struggles with identity, depression

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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Anna Zelig 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 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $225

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper East Side practice

1623 3rd Avenue

Suite 201, Office #1

New York, NY 10128


  • Mon 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Tue 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Octave, 2019 - Present

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

Mount Sinai Hospital, 2010 - 2019

Washington University George Warren Brown School of Social Work, MSW, 2009

Washington University in St. Louis, BA, 2008



Therapy Groups

Anna  Zelig
Navigating Loss: A Grief & Bereavement Support Group

This 8-week group provides a supportive and understanding environment for those who have just experienced a loss and wish to move forward in their lives while also exploring different ways of memorializing their loved one.