Anne-Britt  Ekert Rothstein

Anne-Britt Ekert Rothstein

Psychologist, PhD
New York Accepting Online
Hartsdale, Upper West Side Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce & separation
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Work stress

Professional statement

Dr. Ekert Rothstein is a Licensed Psychologist in New York with offices on the UWS of Manhattan and in Southern Westchester (Hartsdale) who specializes in working with children, teens, and adults of all ages as well as parents. When working with adults she especially enjoys working with those who are navigating major life transitions, such as leaving home for the first time, starting college, beginning a new job, switching positions or switching careers, as well as leaving a relationship or beginning a new one.  She also enjoys helping people overcome anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, as well as self-esteem issues. She also has experience in working with individuals who have gone or are going through the experience of separation/divorce.

When working with teens Dr. Ekert Rothstein works with the understanding that as adolescents develop socially and emotionally, their search for identity is central. She works toward helping teens be comfortable with who they are as this is a crucial step for their leading happy, healthy lives. When supporting families with children overcome common struggles and work toward positive change, she focuses on helping family members feeling more connected and strengthening the family bond.

Dr. Ekert Rothstein’s training is rooted in the rich tradition of psychodynamic therapy which values self-awareness and a deepening of understanding of the self. She often finds it useful to explore how experiences in an individual’s childhood affect someone’s relationships as well as their way of interacting with the world. She has augmented her strong psychodynamic foundation with cognitive behavioral techniques that allow her to expand her helping strategies. She also offers skills-based work when beneficial and highly values psychoeducation to ensure her clients deepen their understanding of their thoughts and emotions. She considers developing practical and concrete strategies to help a client reach their goals as an important part of the work.

Having worked in a wide variety of settings, including a college treatment center, a nursery school, a parent child center, a Manhattan elementary school, The Child Life program at the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s as well as a hospital psychiatric unit, and with patients from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds, Dr. Ekert Rothstein has a deep understanding and appreciation of where people are coming from. As a now long-time resident of the US with strong cultural ties to Europe, her own immigration experience has naturally informed and shaped her thinking as a psychologist and draws her to working with individuals seeking to integrate varied cultural backgrounds into their lives.

Dr. Ekert Rothstein’s style is interactive, warm, collaborative, and respectful. She feels passionate about helping clients better understand, value and have compassion for themselves and sees it as a privilege to be a part of this journey. Dr. Ekert Rothstein is able to see clients across New York state, via her virtual practice. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

People come to therapy with all sorts of challenges – You may be stuck on a particular problem that seems to appear over and over or you are struggling with making decisions and then moving on. Maybe something unfortunate has happened in your life. Sometimes people have difficulty managing their emotions and the behaviors that result and want to learn to have better ways to cope. Often my clients are hoping to find deeper meaning in their work, their relationships and in the life they have created. Allowing yourself the space to engage in therapy gives us an opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and private way. Our work together creates a place where you can try out new ways of looking at things without having to worry about any unwanted impact this may have on your current relationships.

My clients benefit from the safe and open environment I provide where they can be themselves and talk openly. Once we establish a trusting connection, we can work together on the changes that you are looking to make. My clinical approach is flexible, as I employ a range of modalities, adjusting to what best serves your specific situation and needs. Developing practical and concrete strategies to help you reach your goals will be an important part of our work together. I look forward to meeting you.


Specialties

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

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

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

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

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

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Anne-Britt Ekert Rothstein 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: $275 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $250 - $275
  • Initial session: $325 (75min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Hartsdale practice
221 East Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, New York 10530
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:45am-2:00pm
  • Thu 8:45am-2:00pm
  • Fri 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Upper West Side practice
415 Central Park West, #1EL, New York, New York 10025
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:45am-2:00pm
  • Thu 8:45am-2:00pm
  • Fri 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:45am-2:00pm
  • Thu 8:45am-2:00pm
  • Fri 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2012 - Present
German International School, Consulting Psychologist, 2020 - Present
Omni Childhood Center, Psychologist, 2015 - 2017
The New York Psychoanalytic Institute , Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012 - 2014
The New York Psychoanalytic Institute Clinical Psychology Intern, Clinical Psychology Intern, 2010 - 2012
The Psychological Center, City College, Psychotherapist, 2001 - 2007
Beth Israel Medical Center, The Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Educational Program Coordinator, 1999 - 2004
Pediatric Oncology, Mount Sinai Hospital , Mental Health Intern, 1999

The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, PhD, 2012
Hunter College, The City University of New York, BA, 2000


Languages

English

German