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 September 24, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Men's health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Lira de la Rosa is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Manhattan and has expertise treating depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, and trauma. He works with adults who are trying to find balance in their professional and personal lives, clients who are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety due to work, and clients who are experiencing relationship concerns. Dr. Lira de la Rosa recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many people's lives and is here to support all his clients process the many changes brought upon by the pandemic.

At the beginning of the consultation, Dr. Lira de la Rosa will offer his recommendations to prospective clients and begin to identify the changes they want to make in their lives. He works with all his clients to help them feel more connected to themselves and to find relief from anxiety, stress, or depression. His extensive training and clinical experience allow him to draw from different treatment approaches to best serve his clients. He has worked at Columbia University, NYC H+H Hospitals, Private Practice, VA's, and Community Health Centers.

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.

At this time, Dr. Lira de la Rosa is offering virtual (tele-health) sessions and is taking new clients.

Message to clients

It can be challenging to reach out for support and that is okay. I take my time with every client to explore the reason(s) that they are seeking out therapy at this time. I also take the time to learn more about my client's lives, identities, and personal and professional identities.

Throughout my years as a therapist, I have seen that many people seek out therapy at times when they feel anxious, have trouble sleeping, feel sad, or have relationship difficulties. Some have worries about work or life transitions or may be seeking balance between their professional and personal lives. In our work together, I can help you find ways to create balance in your life and work through concerns with anxiety, depression, or trauma. We will find solutions to increase your life satisfaction, happiness, and have more fulfilling relationships.

I have specialized training in working with individuals that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, survivors of trauma (childhood and adult sexual abuse), and substance use. My style would be best described as warm, supportive, and caring and I draw from evidence-based techniques to create a collaborative plan for your mental health well-being.


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

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

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


  • 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

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Initial session: $300 (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: 4 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




Therapy Groups

Ernesto  Lira de la Rosa
Managing Return to Work Anxiety

This is a four-week workshop focused on understanding anxiety in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.