Elizabeth  Greene

Elizabeth Greene

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in FiDi practice (updated November 14, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationships
  • Insomnia

Professional statement

Elizabeth Greene is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in FiDi in Manhattan who sees individual adults and teens as well as couples and families. She specializes in anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, trauma, including sexual abuse and domestic violence, substance use challenges, and insomnia. Many of Elizabeth’s clients are navigating challenges related to relationships, including those who are struggling to develop a significant relationship or considering breaking up or getting a divorce.

In essence, Elizabeth runs two practices: One is focused on in-depth psychotherapy and the other on treating insomnia, which involves a brief protocol. 

In the former, Elizabeth utilizes a number of different evidence-based modalities and takes an eclectic approach that takes into account a client’s needs and/or goals. She brings in elements of Psychodynamic therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Humanistic Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness practices. With individuals and couples, she spends some time looking at early relationships with parents and other important attachment figures and explores how those experiences are playing out in clients’ current relationships. She strives to offer a safe space for her clients to open up and get to the heart of the issues they are facing. For clients who need extra support or are interested in exploring medication, Elizabeth will work closely with other providers, including psychiatrists.

In her role as a sleep therapist, Elizabeth utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to help clients turn nighttime desperation into delicious, dreamy sleep. In six to eight sessions, her clients learn how to significantly increase their sleep efficiency so that their time in bed is time actually spent sleeping. 

Elizabeth wants all of her clients to leave feeling empowered to take control of their lives. Prior to starting her private practice, she worked at the Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Her office is conveniently located right next door to the Wall Street subway station. She is also near the Fulton Street and Broad Street subway stations. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

If you're here, you're ready for a change. I try to create a space that feels safe and positive, where you can feel free to talk about whatever is on your mind. You may be trying to work through a recent loss or a past trauma, a relationship issue, or a nagging anxiety or sense of unease. Maybe you know that there is something standing between you and the life you want, but don't know how to change old patterns. I will meet you with openness, thoughtful questions, and honest feedback, and together we can process your emotions, build insight, and create room for you to develop goals aligned with your desires. My hope is that our work will bring you closer to a life that reflects your true longings and capabilities. I see individual adults and teens as well as couples and families. My approach is caring and collaborative and I would feel honored to be on your journey with you!


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

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Insomnia - Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to help people who have trouble falling and staying asleep to replace maladaptive coping behaviors and beliefs with those that facilitate sleep


General expertise


Insurance

Elizabeth Greene 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: $240 (45min)
  • Initial session: $240 (45min)

Therapist's note

Elizabeth can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

FiDi practice

6th Floor

New York, NY 10005

Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Tue 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, 2012 - 2015

Hillcrest Educational Centers, 2011 - 2012

University of Massachusetts, MS in Mental Health Counseling, 2012

George Mason University School of Law, JD, 1997

Barnard College, BA, 1985


Languages

  • English

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