Erin  Knittel

Erin Knittel

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Midtown practice (updated May 29, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Existential challenges

Professional statement

Erin Knittel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Midtown Manhattan with expertise in supporting adolescents and young adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. As a former high school teacher and guidance counselor, she has a deep understanding of the complex challenges adolescents face. She is passionate about guiding teenagers through this tumultuous stage, helping them explore their individuality while managing social, academic, and personal pressures. She also enjoys seeing young adults navigating college stress, life transitions, and existential crises.

Erin draws upon evidence-based treatment modalities, taking an individualized approach to each client’s unique circumstances. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and supportive therapy with an emphasis on increasing mindfulness.

Erin is dedicated to empowering her clients with self-awareness and long-term coping skills. Her office is conveniently located a short walk from Grand Central.

Message to clients

Therapy is a collaborative journey and partnership through which we can explore patterns, obstacles, and relational goals.


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

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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on anxiety related to family conflicts, peer relationships, and school stress

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Existential challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)


Midtown practice

345 7th Avenue

Suite 1201D

New York, NY 10001

  • Mon 9:00am-10:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-10:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-10:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9:00am-10:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center, 2013 - 2015

High School, Teacher and Counselor, 2006-2012

Fordham University, MSEd, 2009

Boston College, BA, 2002


  • English

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