Heather  Genovese

Heather Genovese

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Licensed Psychologist, LP

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Midtown practice (updated March 31, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Heather Genovese is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Licensed Psychoanalyst in Midtown Manhattan. She specializes in anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, as issues pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community and trauma. 

Clients often come to Heather when overwhelmed by feelings of depression, anxiety, or general dissatisfaction with their current patterns or life situations. Her approach, which is warm and nonjudgmental, is informed by the open nature of psychoanalysis. For example, she often incorporates dream interpretation to explore possibilities for how the unconscious affects clients’ daily reality. Additionally, as a creative arts therapist, she enjoys using creative endeavors to create a space that fosters self-reflection and understanding. 

Heather is especially passionate about helping clients who may have experienced trauma in the past, including adult survivors of sexual abuse. Additionally, she has worked extensively with the LGBTQ+ community on topics ranging from discrimination to navigating the coming out process. 

Heather’s hope is that clients take advantage of their time together in sessions to disconnect from the external chaos and pressure of today’s nonstop world, and instead, reconnect with their needs and personal goals. Her office is located in the Columbus Circle area of Manhattan, where she welcomes adults across the lifespan of every orientation, background, and religion.

Message to clients

We live in a busy world where we are all distracted by work, phones, and various activities. Therapy offers you an opportunity to stop all that for a moment. Moments are all we have, and if you are moving through them too fast, or without noticing, you are at risk of depression and anxiety. You may feel robotic and like you are constantly striving but you are unsure why. We all have inner worlds that collide with our outside experience. In therapy we can take the time to explore both and build an understanding that can allow you the space to feel more satisfied in life.


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

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

General expertise


Heather Genovese 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: $300 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $300
  • Initial session: $300 (45min)

Therapist's note

Heather  can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Midtown practice

850 7th Avenue

Suite 906

New York, NY 10019

  • Mon Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Tue Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Wed Varies; please inquire for hours
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  • Fri Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Sat Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Sun Varies; please inquire for hours

Work and Education

Private practice, 2006 - Present
Professor, 2010-  2015


  • English