Becca  Leitman

Becca Leitman

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
New York, Washington Accepting Online
Dumbo Not Accepting In-person
Updated April 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Adoption
  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Attachment issues
  • Child of divorce

Professional statement

Becca Leitman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), with over ten years of experience working with children and families, and those formed through adoption and foster care. She offers individualized and family counseling services from a relational psychotherapeutic approach. As an integrated clinician, her treatment approach is deeply rooted in attachment, and she utilizes the creative arts therapies in assisting clients to communicate inner challenges.

Becca holds a Master of Social Work from New York University and a Bachelor of Photojournalism from Boston University. Additionally, she was trained in Art and Dance Therapy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently working towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Attachment Focused Trauma Therapy.

As an adoptee in a mixed family of both biological and adopted children, working in the adoption field has given Becca the opportunity to share her own adoption story and search for identity. She draws upon personal experience, and understands complex family systems, as well as the grief and loss surrounding adoption, divorce and the death of a family member.


Message to clients

Deciding to begin therapy is not an easy choice, and I commend you for your bravery in beginning this journey. Collaboratively we will explore the hurdles preventing growth, and the patterns of behavior that are no longer helpful but difficult to move beyond. I look forward to meeting you, and working together.


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

PTSD - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Adoption - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies

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

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns; fostering healthy family relationships

Child of divorce - Helping children or adults develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout divorce; managing stress and increasing support




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross

Becca Leitman is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250
  • Initial session: $350 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Dumbo practice
68 Jay Street, Ste 409, New York, NY 11201
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 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri TBD
  • 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 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri TBD
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri TBD
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Forever Families Through Adoption, 2009 - 2013

New York University, MSW, 2009


Languages

English