Special note: In this challenging time, people have even more of a need for someone to talk to about their feelings and thoughts. I'm happy to be able to offer tele-therapy to deal with how the current situation is effecting you. Even now, your goals for yourself are still important. Your struggles in life are still there. Let's talk about your challenges, your hopes, and your dreams.
Betsy Levine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown Manhattan specializing in anxiety, couples counseling, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD and ADD), quarter-life crises, depression, and career issues.
Betsy’s style is eclectic, drawing upon psychodynamic methods, EFT (emotionally focused couples therapy) and some cognitive behavioral techniques. She works with her clients through an individualized approach, best suited to address each client’s concerns.
Betsy welcomes young adults, adults, and couples to her practice. She has a special interest in supporting couples and helping them strengthen their connection and happiness. Her practice is conveniently located, with access to Eastside and Westside subways.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distraction, inattention, procrastination, problems with time management, and hyperactivity; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure; understanding how ADD/ADHD have impacted one's history, relationships, career and self-esteem
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of closeness and connection, addressing blocks to feeling happy and secure
Quarter-life crisis - Helping individuals learn strategies to overcome school and work-related stress, addressing uncertainties in one's future
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Career issues - Support around personal and professional growth; addressing challenges in the workplace; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce self-consciousness and social anxiety
Substance use - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health; working with people in early and mid-recovery
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Sliding scale: A limited number of lower fee sessions are available to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Private Practice, 1992 - Present
Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB), 1995 - 1998
The Renfrew Center, 1995 - 1997
Holliswood Hospital, 1990 - 1995
Couples Therapy training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), 2017
ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) training, 2017
Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB), Certificate in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, 1999
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, 1997
NYU School of Social Work, MSW
Wesleyan University, BA