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Dorlee Michaeli(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New JerseyIllinoisNew York
Anxiety-Depression-Career counseling-Life transitions-Trauma-Self-esteem-Stress management-

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Professional statement

Dorlee Michaeli is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with an MBA in New York City who specializes in helping high achievers with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma or difficulties in navigating career/life transitions.

While Dorlee’s therapeutic approach is rooted in psychoanalytic therapy, she also employs Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). EMDR is particularly effective in helping address painful experiences that often manifest in bodily symptoms, as well as facilitating progress in areas a client may feel stuck. She is passionate about helping clients feel better about themselves and achieve their desired goals.

Message to clients

Are you feeling stuck in your personal or professional life? You may have a specific problem that you want help resolving, or something just feels off to you in some way. Perhaps you are continually stressed, always feeling you never do (or are) enough. Or you may be in the midst of a career/life transition and need support to navigate it effectively.

Psychoanalytically trained and EMDR certified, I can help you address your specific issues. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. My approach is warm, non-judgmental and collaborative. Our sessions will start where you feel comfortable and at a pace that feels right for you.

I believe you are the expert on your life. My role is to accompany you in an exploration of your thoughts, feelings and relationships so as to help you be your most authentic self. To see if we might be a good fit, I invite you to reach out to schedule a free phone consultation. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Work and Education

Private practice
Training Institute for Mental Health

Training Institute for Mental Health, Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2019
NYU Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2011
Fordham Graduate School of Business, MBA, 1998


New York: 089004 - Illinois: 149.024315 - New Jersey: 44SC06268600




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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Dorlee Michaeli is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$270 (45min)
  • Initial session:$270 (45min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.