Lenore   Migdal
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Lenore Migdal

Psychologist, PhD
New York Accepting Online
Upper West Side Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Lenore Migdal, PhD a licensed clinical psychologist on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She practices a combination of therapies, tailored to the specifics of the person she is with – what is their history? What brought them to therapy in the first place? Is this their first time in therapy or do they have a history of being in therapy? What are their goals in therapy? Do they have any? What are they seeking? Knowing some of this will let her know what is the best therapeutic approach for each individual. This can take time, and shifts over the course of therapy as well. Her work is very individualized to the specific needs of her clients.

The therapy that Dr. Migdal practices is a combination of interpersonal psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy, which explores early experiences and how this affects their current functioning. She also incorporates a Gestalt approach, which focuses on where the feelings are viscerally residing in the body. For example, if someone is angry, the feeling manifests somewhere in their body – perhaps in the form of a headache, or an ache in the solar plexus. Discovering this allows the client to be more fully in touch with the feeling. This self-connection does not necessarily happen right away; finding oneself takes time, patience, and interest.

This holistic approach, combining various modalities, allows Dr. Migdal to help the the clients find their own way. It is their journey and she is there with you. Since she works with all ages – including couples – her approach varies depending on the current situation. Fine-tuning to each unique situation is essential. Her approach is interactive and collaborative, individualized and non-judgmental with a warm welcoming atmosphere infused with humor.

Message to clients

Fear or trepidation often holds people back from doing what they need to do to take the essential journey for themselves, for their growth and well being. In my years of being a psychologist, I have been blessed with seeing amazing growth and beautiful changes in the people I have worked with. So, be brave. Take the step. Make the phone call. You will, in the end, be happy that you have done this for yourself.  


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

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Lenore Migdal 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: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Upper West Side practice
838 West End Avenue, New York, New York 10025
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 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 12:30pm-6:00pm
  • Wed 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Thu 2:30pm-6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 12:30pm-6:00pm
  • Wed 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Thu 2:30pm-6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1975 - Present
Faculty Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy & Training, 2000 - Present
William F Ryan Community Health Center, Director of Mental Health, 1975 - 1983