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.