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Helen Leff(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
New York
Anxiety - Life transitions- Relationship issues- Sexual health & dysfunction- Stress management-Chronic pain-
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Professional statement

Helen Leff, LCSW, holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU, and has over 25 years of experience. Additionally, she received certification in advanced training in psychotherapy from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.

As a psychotherapist with years of experience working at one of the country's leading sexual health centers, Helen specializes in sexual wellness, relationship matters, as well as issues surrounding peri menopause and menopause. Helen has a particular interest in the mind/body connection and Somatic Therapy, which focuses on how emotions appear within the body.

Helen has always been passionate about championing women and commited to issues promoting women's health and welfare. She believes that "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain". Throughout her career as a mental health professional, Helen has endeavored to take a holistic view in understanding the needs of individuals as well as incorporating biopsychosocial factors effecting them. Helen's greatest professional satisfaction comes from helping people develop self-empowerment skills. People can then take greater control of their situations to become their own best ally, advisor, and advocate.

Helen is offering remote sessions at this time

Message to clients

It’s great to meet you!

I’m a licensed clinical social worker with many years of training and experience. I know I can’t change hard things in your past. We can work together to better understand them, find meaning, and move forward.

I also specialize in sex therapy and understand that sexual issues are often the result of both physical and emotional factors. I use a model that integrates emotional and behavioral components in treating sexual wellness. Whether you want to work on pain issues, vaginismus, low desire, low arousal, low self esteem, or shame, we will explore and work together.

I hope to offer a safe welcoming environment and partner with you in your personal growth. My style is warm, participatory and open-minded.

Let’s talk about how I can support you with therapy services. I offer remote sessions at this time.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 38 years

Maze Women’s Health , Therapist

Post Graduate Center for Mental Health, Advanced Training Program In Psychotherapy , 1987


New York: 089006




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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain


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

Locations & Hours


Helen Leff is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $250

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The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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