Erin  Finnerty

Erin Finnerty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Brooklyn Heights practice (updated June 30, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Erin Finnerty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in Brooklyn, New York, located close to Borough Hall. She especially enjoys working with those who are navigating major life transitions, and unpacking the emotional intricacies of anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, careers, and self-esteem issues. Having had specialized training in perinatal mental health, she also works with new moms to deepen the bond with their infant.

Erin uses an eclectic approach, drawing primarily from insight-oriented therapies. She also offers skills-based work when beneficial and highly values psychoeducation to ensure her clients holistically understand their thoughts and emotions.

In addition to traditional talk therapy, Erin is excited to offer walking therapy to help clients engage in a less conventional setting and generate fresh perspectives. New moms are welcome to bring babies on walking sessions, which are also a great option for working professionals looking to take a break from the sterility of indoor spaces and allow nature to aid in the healing process.

Message to clients

In my work, I've found that people are most open to exploration and change when they have a partner they trust in that process. I give my clients tools to look at their experiences and emotions in the spirit of inquiry, and move past fear and avoidance. When a client brings me their story, we work together to understand it, through trust, humor, creativity, and perseverance. I respect each client's strengths, and believe they can harness their own potential to live a more aware and satisfying life.


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

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

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

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

General expertise


Erin Finnerty 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: $200 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Brooklyn Heights practice

26 Court Street

Suite 1501

Brooklyn, NY 11242

  • Mon 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Therapist, 2017 - Present

New York University, Clinical Practice with Adolescents, 2017 - 2018

Park Slope Center for Mental Health, Therapist, 2014 - 2018

New York University, MSW, 2014

University of Massachusetts Boston, BA, 2001


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Erin was the only therapist I met with in-person and right from the beginning it felt like a great fit. She’s cool and understanding and just gets it. Lots of love for Erin!

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