Emily  Rubin

Emily Rubin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

Accepting new clients with a 2-3 week wait for online therapy appointments (updated May 22, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Emily Rubin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Financial District of Manhattan. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work environment issues, and stress management. She often sees clients who are questioning a component of their identity, such as their relationship to their partner or family, their sexuality, or their career directions.

Emily takes a collaborative approach, pulling from a variety of therapeutic modalities to allow her to deeply understand each client’s history and current stressors. Sessions with Emily are goal oriented, using techniques from skills-based therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. She works with clients to set the pace that’s right for them, and supports them on their process towards getting where they want to be.

Emily also welcomes couples at all stages of their relationship. Couples often come to see her to seek resolution for relationship stressors like communication issues or intimacy challenges, as well as open relationships or alternative coupling.

Emily works to empower her clients with the knowledge to tend to their own overall well-being, and is open to adults, young adults and couples. Her practice is located steps from the Fulton street and Cortlandt street stations with access to A/C, J/Z, 2/3, 4/5 and R/W. She looks forward to meeting you!

Message to clients

I believe in the collaborative process of therapy, and work to build a safe, supportive environment for client’s to process their stressors, deeper traumas or insecurities, and explore aspects of future opportunities. I want clients to look forward to sessions without concerns around judgement or right and wrong, and use the space as practice for wherever their journey is going.


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

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

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (55min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

FiDi practice

160 Broadway

New York, NY 10038

  • Mon Varies
  • Tue Varies
  • Wed Varies
  • Thu Varies
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
NYC Community Clinics, 2015 - 2018 

New York University, MSW, 2011
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BA, 2007


  • English

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