Edward  Sukenick

Edward Sukenick


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated June 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Artists' mental health
  • Couples counseling
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem
  • Conflict resolution
  • Shame

Professional statement

The therapeutic process is like learning a new language. How do you know when you are learning it? When you begin to think in it. Why important? It will give you something you can hold onto the rest of your life, something you can value; like a possession no one can take away from you.

Message to clients

I want to share what I discovered this unique process can provide should you seek to pursue it. A true story: in the 1970's they discovered Japanese soldiers hidden on a remote island in the South Pacific. They were unaware the war was over 30 years before! This I s what the mind does, fighting a war already over and you are the battlefield.

I have learned to unravel the attempts one uses to hide unwanted memories and emotions, to bury them from awareness. If unsuccessful the struggle continues, often festering in the dark. If you buy a new shirt and don't like it you never have to wear it again. What do you do with a feeling or thought you don't want anymore? You attempt to bury it somewhere inside, and the battle continues. Self-understanding may be of help I finding relief from this torment.

I am aware how 'nice-sounding' such comments can be. Likely, for you a sense of urgency caused your seeking help. What you want, more than anything, understandably, is to feel better. Many hoping there is a magic pill that can make the disturbing thoughts or feelings disappear, a wish that usually continues to disappoint, as it has in the past. Therapy can offer a better solution but one cannot peel an onion from the center. The journey can be daunting but satisfying.


Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Conflict resolution - Learning how to effectively and compassionately communicate in the face of conflict, whether at work or in personal life

Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life

Treatment approaches


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


Edward Sukenick is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200


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 12-5
  • Tue 11-5
  • Wed 12-8
  • Thu 12-6
  • Fri 12-5
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 54 years

self, psychotherapist, 1970 - Present

private study group. 2015-2017, Louis Aron, 2017
private Study. 2004-2009, Martin Bergmann, 2009
Private Study. 1970-2003, Dr Robert Berk, 2003
Silver School of Social Work, M.S.W, 1970
Brandeis University, B.A., 1964


New York: R012321