Ernesto Lira de la Rosa, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Ernesto  Lira de la Rosa
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Ernesto Lira de la Rosa


Psychologist, PhD
New York Accepting Online
Flower District Accepting In-person
Updated November 23, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Men's health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Trauma
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Dr. Lira de la Rosa works with adults who have been thinking about therapy for some time and want to find ways to improve their overall well-being and mental health. Often, his clients reach out for therapy when they need additional support or would like a safe and supportive space to work through their concerns. Dr. Lira de la Rosa takes his time to understand each client's identity and life experiences. He enjoys helping clients take inventory of what is and what is not working in their lives. He builds upon each client's strengths and helps them find healthier ways of coping with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use.

He will help clients explore the changes they want to make in their lives and identify what may be getting in the way. At the commencement of treatment, Dr. Lira de la Rosa takes an exploratory approach to get a better sense of each client's past, current concerns, and future aspirations. He also recognizes that sometimes clients find both healthy and unhealthy ways to cope and will take a compassionate approach while each client begins to replace unhealthy coping strategies with healthier skills.

In addition to providing therapy, Dr. Lira has also served as an expert consultant for businesses and organizations and has provided presentations on effective leadership and management, mental health in the workplace, and on impostor syndrome. He has also conducted research on health disparities, racial and ethnic identity development, and on the mental health well-being of LGBTQ individuals and people of color.

Message to clients

I want to first commend you for taking a step towards your health and well-being. You may be curious about therapy, how it works, and how it can be helpful for you. I take my time to help explain the process of therapy, give you an idea of what our treatment will look like, and modify our work depending on your style and needs. I have worked as a Psychologist in various settings and draw form my clinical training and research background to ensure that all my clients receive the best treatment possible.

I draw from a humanistic approach to therapy and believe that we are all trying to find ways to cope and survive in this world. I strive to help each client find ways to integrate different parts of themselves in order to show up as their authentic selves in relationships, work, family/friends, and society as a whole.


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

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


Ernesto Lira de la Rosa is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $225
  • Initial session: $275 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $325 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $55 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tue 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Flower District practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tue 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Columbia University, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2019 - Present
Hope for Depression, Media Advisory Board Member, 2020 - Present
NYC H+H Hospitals, Psychologist Level II, 2016 - 2019
East Village Creative Psychology, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2018 - 2019

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ph.D., 2017
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.A., 2010


New York: 023173