Esther  Tepfer

Esther Tepfer


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Animo Sano Psychiatry Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Midtown District Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 24, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management

Professional statement

My clients usually come to me when they are struggling with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, or personality disorders. My ideal client is seeking support in coping with these issues and improving their overall well-being. Their needs may include finding strategies to manage their symptoms, understanding and processing their emotions, and developing healthier coping mechanisms. Their ultimate goal may be to improve their mental health, increase their self-esteem and resilience, and lead a more fulfilling life.

Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I provide personalized therapy to help clients change negative thoughts and behaviors. In a safe, empathetic environment, we develop coping skills and problem-solving techniques. I empower clients to take an active role in their healing.

I understand that reaching out for help can be challenging, but I want you to know that I am here to support you. I empathize with your struggles, as it is a privilege to be a part of someone's journey towards healing. I'm here for you! Call my office anytime and press option 1 for immediate assistance with scheduling visits or answering any questions.

Message to clients

Hi there,

When you're going through tough times, it takes courage to seek support. If you're grappling with anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, or personality disorders, know that you're not alone. I'm here to offer you a hand along the way.

My name is Esther, and I specialize in helping individuals like you navigate these challenges. Whether you're looking to manage symptoms, process emotions, or develop healthier coping strategies, I'm here to guide you.

I believe in the power of personalized therapy, tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll work on reshaping negative thoughts and behaviors in a safe, empathetic space.

Reaching out for help can be tough, but please know that I'm here to support you every step of the way. You're not just another client to me – you're someone on a journey to healing, and I'm honored to be a part of it.

Feel free to give my office a call anytime Press option 1 for immediate assistance with scheduling visits or answering any questions.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Esther Tepfer 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: $75 (60min)


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 06:00am - 2:00pm
  • Tue 06:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wed 06:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thu 06:00am - 2:00pm
  • Fri 06:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Midtown District practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Olami Herzliya Mentor, Mentor, 2022 - 2023
Machon Dvir Clinical Intern, Therapist, 2022 - 2023
Baer Miriam Seminary, Clinical Intern, 2021 - 2022
Neve Jerusalem, Advisor, 2018 - 2022
EMET Outreach, Campus Coordinator, 2019 - 2021

YU Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2023


New York: 122152

Supervisor: Alexandra Kariyannis (LCSW 94606)