Anne  Sikora

Anne Sikora

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for morning & daytime appointments in Cobble Hill practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Couples counseling
  • Parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Transgender topics

Professional statement

Dr. Anne Sikora is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a PsyD in psychoanalysis with an office in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. She sees clients navigating a wide range of challenges including anxiety, mood disorders, grief, parenting, and life transitions. She is uniquely qualified to see clients with bipolar disorder, and she is dedicated to equipping clients with the skills and strategies to live a fulfilled life beyond the label of their diagnosis. Dr. Sikora also offers couples counseling, helping partners improve communication, rekindle intimacy, and decide next steps in their relationship.

Drawing from training at two psychoanalytic institutes and over two decades of experience, Dr. Sikora is a skilled clinician, highly attuned to her clients’ emotional needs. She offers psychoanalytic therapy, interpersonal therapy, and supportive therapy, and enjoys helping clients reshape the narrative of their lives in new and empowering ways.

Dr. Sikora is dedicated to building an LGBTQ-affirming practice for clients to openly speak their minds. As a former writer, she has unique insight into the challenges facing creative professionals, and enjoys working with them to overcome any obstacles that stand in the way of realizing their full creative potential. Her office is located a short walk from Bergen Street and Borough Hall subway stations.


Message to clients

I am a seasoned psychotherapist with an office in charming Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. I have been in practice for over 20 years. I have a PsyD in psychoanalysis and am a licensed clinical social worker with the necessary credentials for reimbursement by insurance. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive. I have many patients working in artistic fields who need a creative therapist. Additionally, I do couples work using emotionally focused therapy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety and panic attacks, infertility, divorce, parenting teens and LGBTQ issues.


Specialties

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

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

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

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

Transgender topics - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition


General expertise


Insurance

Anne Sikora 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: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Therapist's note

Lower fee sessions are only available for daytime appointments.

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


Location(s)

Cobble Hill practice

21 Dean Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1999 - Present

Long Island College Hospital, 1993 - 1997

New York University, 1993, MSW

Queens University, 1987, BA


Languages

  • English

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