Karen  Singleton

Karen Singleton

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for weekend appointments; BCBS slots are full (updated September 13, 2019)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

Karen Singleton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in treating adults with depression and anxiety disorders. She has over three decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and parents who are navigating a life transition, relationship challenges or are needing additional support in managing their anxiety or depression.

Karen’s treatment approach is grounded in psychodynamic therapy, but she utilizes a combination of therapy modalities based on the client’s needs and goals. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices. She ultimately wants her clients to walk away confident in their ability to manage their symptoms and conquer all of life’s challenges.

Knowing that each client is different and unique, Karen is able to expertly create an individualized treatment plan. She offers a nonjudgmental space for clients to navigate the challenges they are facing. Her office at Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW is located just steps from Penn Station.

Message to clients

The key to any successful treatment is grounded on the strength of the collaborative partnership. That said, my goal is to be a better listener. I work to understand the explicit and the implicit meaning of what is brought into the session, and attempt to get attuned to what resonates in the many layers beneath.


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

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

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

Mindfulness - Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

Karen 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

450 7th Avenue

Suite 809

New York, NY 10123

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn Heights practice

300 Cadman Plaza West

12th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

New York City Board of Education, 2002 - Present

Private Practice, 1989 - Present

William F. Ryan Health Center, 2000 - 2001

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, 1990 - 2000

Long Island Consultation Center, 1987 - 1999

Fordham Tremont CMHC, 1987 - 1989

New York University, MSW, 1987

California Institute of the Arts, MA, 1979

University of Nevada, BA, 1978


  • English