Eliot  LeBow

Eliot LeBow

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Certified Diabetes Educator, CDE

Accepting new clients for evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Upper West Side practice (updated November 14, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Diabetes
  • Anxiety
  • Family issues
  • ADHD

Professional statement

Eliot LeBow is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Diabetes Educator on the Upper West Side of New York City who sees individuals, (ages ten and up) couples and families. He specializes in Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapy. With over a decade of experience in addition to living with Type 1 Diabetes since 1977, Eliot is an expert in this space. While a majority of his clients have Type 1, he also works with individuals living with Type 2. He also has extensive experience working with clients who have Anxiety disorders and ADHD.

Utilizing a number of different treatment modalities, Eliot helps his clients with a wide variety of concerns including emotional health, trauma from childhood, mini-traumas related to diabetes, food, issues that are cognitively associated with diabetes, relationship challenges, like how to prevent arguments that happen during high blood sugar, and actively managing diabetes. His sessions are client-focused, and he utilizes both goal and insight-oriented treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy. For individuals recently diagnosed, Eliot spends time educating them on what it means to live with Diabetes and how to cope with it. He especially loves working with couples, helping them navigate how diabetes affects their relationship.

Eliot considers himself a holistic practitioner and believes in both Eastern and Western medicine practices. Outside of his private practice, he is working with the American Association of Diabetes Educators to help them integrate mental health into their program. He looks forward to meeting you at his office, conveniently located near the 96th Street subway station.


Message to clients

It is difficult living with diabetes and even harder finding a therapist who truly understands what you go through on a daily basis. I live with diabetes everyday and have had to deal with it for over 40 years. With your input, this gives me unique insights into how to I can best support you and guide you to a happier and healthier you.


Specialties

Diabetes - Adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure


General expertise


Insurance

Eliot LeBow 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: $350 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $225 - $350
  • Initial session: $350 (55min)

Therapist's note

Eliot can electronically submit claims to your insurance company on your behalf if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

323 West 96th Street

Suite 2

New York, NY 10025

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9:00am-7:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Diabetes Educator, 2010 - Present

LBMC, 2006 - 2013

Fordham University, MSW, 2006

Frostburg State University, BFA, 1994


Languages

  • English

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