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.
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
Eliot LeBow is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private Practice, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Diabetes Educator, 2010 - Present
LBMC, 2006 - 2013
Fordham University, MSW, 2006
Frostburg State University, BFA, 1994