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Lea Tanenbaum(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York
Borderline personality disorder- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Life transitions- Relationship issues- Trauma-Assertiveness-
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Professional statement

Lea Tanenbaum is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. She specializes in individual and couples counseling for those looking to make observable changes in their lives.

Lea is a counselor actively engaged in her client’s growth and change. Lea offers a variety of styles of counseling, including solution-focused or more explorative psychodynamic work. Lea uses her foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to implement strengths based and humanistic approaches. Lea works under the belief that strengths you already have will be the key to unlocking desired results.

Lea began her work in the field at a center for disabilities services, working with children from 3 - 5, all on the autism spectrum. Through Marist Graduate program she was able to work with adults at Family Services where she remained involved as an intern for a year and employed for 2 more. At Family Services Lea worked with those who would not have been otherwise able to access counseling. Lea was able to work within the tangible limitations these individuals faced to assist in goal identification and achievement. Concurrently, Lea worked at Teamer Counseling, providing services to more couples and families seeking guidance for concerns at home.

Lea hoped to provide a more cohesive, blended, accessible form of counseling and moved her practice to Headway. Here she’s able to provide telehealth services to those 16 and older. These individuals benefit from her experience working with a varied population. Lea is focused on meeting clients where they are, getting to know them as a person, and customizing their therapeutic experience to their identified goals and values.

Message to clients

It can be hard to find the right therapist. It can be hard to articulate what you even want out of therapy. Thankfully, that's the joy of counseling, it can be whatever you need it to be. Part of the therapeutic work is learning what's relevant to the work space. We're going to tailor this to your therapeutic needs. Figuring out those needs is the beginning.

From there we'll be able to get to know each other, identifying and exploring concerns as we go. Often people benefit from receiving validation but many find that counselors who simply focus on comforting them don't get the job done. Together we'll ask the hard question while learning the skills to be able to tolerate the discomfort that comes along with self-actualization.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Family Services Inc., Mental Health Counselor
Teamer Counseling, Mental Health Counselor

Marist College, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, 2021
Skidmore College, Bachelor of Arts Psychology, 2019


New York: 013621-01




Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

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

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

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

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$100 (55min)
  • Sliding scale:$60 - $100