Gracie  Landes
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Gracie Landes

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey Accepting Online
Cobble Hill Not Accepting In-person

I only work remotely

Updated October 19, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual health & dysfunction

Professional statement

Gracie Landes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist based in Brooklyn, NY. She works with people of all identities, backgrounds and relationship structures, with an affinity those of mixed culture/race and mixed orientation relationships. Clients come to Gracie with sexual or relationship problems, trouble adjusting to new stages of life, to repair a strained relationship with a family member, or improve dynamics at work. Gracie works with bright, creative people who refuse to be pigeonholed or settle for easy answers.

Gracie Landes has advanced training in Sex Therapy, Couples Counseling and Family Therapy. She uses Solution Focused Brief Therapy, a respectful form of inquiry that links what clients want with what they can do to get it.

Gracie's style is warm, enthusiastic, and practical. She provides an attuned collaborative relationship. When a client first comes in, she makes sure they feel welcome by addressing any concerns they have. She takes time to get to know clients outside of the context of their problems. She finds out what's most important to know and understand about them, then based on what she learns, gives customized feedback and suggestions.

Gracie Landes received her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from JFK University in Pleasant Hill, CA. Before entering private practice she worked as a research scientist at New York University, and as a family therapist at The Family Institute of Pinole (California), the JFK University Counseling Center (Pleasant Hill, CA), STAND Against Domestic Violence (Concord, CA), and The Progress Foundation (San Francisco, CA). These experiences help her view clients' challenges from multiple points of view, always alert to new information to build solutions with. When not working, she studies yoga and Buddhism, enjoys photography, interior design and outdoor adventures.


Message to clients

My main method is Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SBFT), a way of working characterized by respect, curiosity, and precise conversation. I ask questions to learn what you want, what it means for you to have it, skills and resources that will help you get it. You'll describe these with such clarity that you can imagine goals being achieved - because they can. Each session should feel complete, and end feeling your time was well spent. The process takes only as many sessions as are useful to you, no more.

When couples want to develop proven communication skills, I use Pragmatic Experiential Therapy, based on what couples who succeed for the long run actually do differently from others. It combines communication and behavior skills with ways to stay calm enough to perform them when it's hard (like when you're tired or upset). This combination helps you develop genuine confidence.

If you come to me for sex therapy, there will be an educational component. I'll provide you with information about how human sexuality really works (it's more complex, nuanced and way more hopeful you than you think). I'll address any medical issues, and if needed, make referrals to other providers. I'll provide things to read, listen to, learn from and experiment with, so you can experience your sex life improving in unexpected, sustainable ways.

No matter what the challenge, I expect you’ll leave therapy will tools to master future problems without feeling like you have to depend on therapy.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

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

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families

Insurance

  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Initial session: $275 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (45min)

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:

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

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Because I take and insurance, I schedule 45 minute sessions. If you are would like a longer session, let me know and I will do my best to arrange arrange it. If you would like to use out-of-network benefits, I am happy to help you navigate that.


Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Tue 11 am - 7:15 pm
  • Wed 10am - 7:15 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11 am - 7:15 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 7:15 pm
  • Thu 9:45 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11 am -7:15 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 7:15 pm
  • Thu 9:45 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11 am - 7:15 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 7:15 pm
  • Thu 9:45 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cobble Hill practice
26 Court St, Suite 409, Brooklyn, New York 11242
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 10:00 am- 6:30 pm
  • Thu 9;30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am -5:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Couple Family and Sex Therapy NYC, owner, 2006 - Present

JFK University , MA: Counseling Psychology , 2003
UC Berkeley Extension , Certificate: Training and Human Resource Development, 1998


Licensure

New York: 000007

Connecticut: 002699

Pennsylvania: MF001366

Florida: TPMF394.

New Jersey: 37FI00222100


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Gracie's response time and info are excellent."
- Zencare client • October 2023