Dr. Betsy Schur Levy is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist on the Upper East Side of Manhattan specializing in adolescents, young adults, and adults who are experiencing psychological distress and/or navigating life transitions. This includes feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, identity crisis, and interpersonal difficulties. Dr. Schur Levy also has extensive experience working with children and couples as well and is the consulting psychologist at the 92nd Street Y Nursery School and an adjunct professor of psychology at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
Dr. Schur Levy uses supportive and positive psychotherapy techniques to help clients reframe their thoughts and rediscover their strengths. She also works in a psychodynamic context for those patients who are inclined to explore the whys and wherefores of their behavior and feelings. Dr. Schur Levy often uses these supportive and psychodynamic techniques to compliment one another. When working with young children, Dr. Schur Levy uses play psychotherapy and parent counseling. When working with couples, she spends time getting to know each individual as well as the couple as a unit and then develops a tailored treatment plan. Her ultimate goal for couples is to help them better understand their own and each other's needs so that their relationship can flourish.
Dr. Schur Levy has a warm, empathic, and strong therapeutic style that helps clients grow and lead more meaningful lives. With over three decades of experience, she is able to readily connect with clients to ensure they feel supported, safe, and understood. Her office is located a few blocks from the 72nd Street subway station.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder); compulsive behavior and ruminations
Depression - Providing support and examination of feelings of hopelessness, low motivation, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in one’s daily life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult and impactful life transitions such as leaving for or graduating college, entering the job market, moving to a new area or home, and career changes are explored. New and challenging relationships, child rearing, issues of divorce and its impact on the family and children, gender changes and gender transitions are also examined. All developmental changes related to issues of identity throughout the life span are focused upon especially as they relate changes in self-esteem and psychological stability
Personality disorders - Dealing with character pathology that leads to poor choices and behaviors; creating adaptive strategies for living a psychologically healthy life with personality issues
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in mutual interpersonal relationships
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; exploring ways to enhance self-esteem and strategies to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect.
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing and development; managing the stress of parenting and providing adaptive strategies throughout the parenting process
Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety; issues of infertility and its many stressors are also explored.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Exploring painful experiences and memories from the past so they become available for examination and healing
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Private Practice, 1989 - Present
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Postdoctoral Work, 1988 - 1989
Montifiore Medical Center, Internship, 1985
Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Externship, 1984
Teachers College, Columbia University, Adjunct Professor and Supervisor
University of Pennsylvania, BS, 1980
Columbia University, MS, MPHIL