Emily Chaya Weinstein

Emily Chaya Weinstein

Occupational Therapist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Midtown practice (updated December 03, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Therapeutic coaching
  • Life skills
  • Executive function
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis

Professional statement

Dr. Emily Chaya Weinstein is a Licensed Occupational Therapist in the Upper West Side of New York City. She offers therapeutic life coaching to help clients develop concrete skills to become better problem solvers and achieve personal and professional goals. She works with her clients to identify their values, overcome obstacles, and work toward productive change.

Dr. Weinstein has assisted many individuals in developing healthy self-care skills, reinforcing positive habits such as exercise, diet or meditation. She specializes in creating structure and helping individuals design a daily schedule. She has helped people with such life tasks as organizing space and possessions, applying to school, developing good study habits, building a more active social life, changing careers, and retirement planning.

Dr. Weinstein draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices to optimize clients’ performance. She goes above and beyond to meet clients where they are, empowering them with real-world skills broken down into small, manageable steps.

Supportive and engaging, Dr. Weinstein strives to help each client successfully navigate daily stressors and develop the skills needed for personal effectiveness and independence. Her office is steps away from the R and W trains at 28 Street, and a five minute walk from 34 Street-Herald Square express station.

Message to clients

Define your goals, and develop specific self-care and coping skills, to achieve a fuller sense of independence, mastery and joy in life. My role is to provide support, assistance and foster autonomy. The work we do sows the seeds for finding your own unique direction, and a more compassionate and integrated sense of self.


Therapeutic coaching - Helping individuals determine and achieve individual goals and transforming problems, unwanted feelings, or behaviors

Life skills - Managing and living a better life by gaining the skills needed to accomplish one's goals

Executive function - Guiding individuals to develop important skills to manage time, think before acting, and managing oneself

Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment

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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Psychosis - A state of mind in which a person's view of reality is significantly altered. Symptoms may include delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things others do not see or hear).

General expertise


Emily Weinstein 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: $160 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $160
  • Initial session: $240 (90min)

Therapist's note

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


Midtown practice

19 West 34th Street


New York, NY 10001

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

Work and Education

Private Practice

NY-Presbyterian Hospital, 2013 - Present

NYU, PhD in Occupational Therapy, 1998


  • English