Cynthia  Luft

Cynthia Luft

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Arts, MA
New York Accepting Online
Kips Bay, Westchester Not Accepting In-person

I am currently accepting new patients both from Westchester and NYC. All sessions are being held online until returning to in person appointments can be done safely.

Updated June 20, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Family of origin work

Professional statement

Cynthia Luft is a Licensed Mental Health Counselors whose clients experience her as engaging, dynamic and warm. She brings a keen intuition and insight to the process. With over 20 years of experience she's worked with a breadth and depth of people and their concerns. She is a solid and seasoned clinician that you can trust.

Cynthia's approach to the work is guided by the perspective that each person is a unique individual who wants and needs to understand her/himself deeply and to discover what has meaning and purpose for them. With this approach she seeks to identify the problematic patterns of thought and reactions in relationship to oneself and others that cause suffering and conflict. When these are worked through, you will experience relief and a greater sense of well-being.

Cynthia has offices in NYC and in Westchester and also offers sessions remotely on video. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

Taking the time and getting help to make sense of yourself, your reactions and feelings is an important aspect of self-care. We human beings need to understand ourselves in order to live happier healthier lives and have better relationships.

We spend a great deal of time attempting to do that, often however, in ways that hurt us more than help. For instance, comparing ourselves to others, evaluating ourselves as good or bad, winners or losers, right or wrong, etc. are two examples of this. We can't understand ourselves through critical self-talk. I can help you learning new ways to make sense of yourself--your feelings, reactions and needs, etc. In sessions I am dedicated to engage you and any and all of your concerns deeply and empathically.


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

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

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Self-esteem issues - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Family of origin work - Working with clients to understand how their family (or families) of origin may impact their current relationships




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Cynthia Luft 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (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)

Kips Bay practice
142 East 27th Street, New York, New York 10016
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 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Westchester practice
239 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
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 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • 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 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1997 - Present
Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, Certified Jungian Analyst, 2007 - 2007

Vermont College, MA, Counseling Psychology, 1997
Valparaiso University, BA, 1982


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"I really felt like I was heard."
- Zencare client • July 2020