Leny Virginia Bolivar

Leny Virginia Bolivar


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Waitlist Online
Midtown East Waitlist In-person
Updated October 17, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Leny Bolivar is a psychotherapist in Manhattan. She works with teenagers, young adults, and adults. Many of Leny’s clients come in when facing debilitating anxiety, overthinking, relationship concerns, work/college stress, sexual identity questions, or difficulty making life-changing decisions. Leny’s particularly passionate about serving individuals who feel stuck in their situation and have a deep desire to feel their life is moving forward. She also has advanced training in the area of anxiety, attachment, depression, and mental health crisis.

Leny is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and insight-oriented approaches, which uses to help patients -connect the dots- and understand how previous experiences might have led to the present moment. At the same time helps her patient’s learn how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors related to each other. This approach supports clients in getting to know themselves, improving their symptoms and everyday life, experiencing evolution and resolution of conflicts.

Leny’s style is open-minded and warm. When a client first comes in, Leny provides a comfortable space for them to elaborate on their ideas and pressing issues while also exploring the client’s history providing a background to their situation. Leny is dedicated to providing a relationship that is authentic, collaborative, and strengths oriented.

Leny received her Master’s Degree at New York University and her bachelor’s in Clinical Psychology at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. She gained experience working as a child and family therapist in school settings and a Mental Health Clinic, and lead a Crisis Team for almost a decade, which enables her to have a systems perspective of individuals, have an understanding of cultural diversity, and navigate complex and seemingly “impossible” issues. Outside of private practice, she is passionate about teaching and training other practitioners in her field.

Message to clients

Life is complex, and you might experience a gap between what you want and where you are at. If you are feeling stuck, anxious, perhaps experiencing difficulty making important decisions, or feeling that your life is not moving in the direction you want; psychotherapy might be a space for you to evolve in the way you desire by learning about yourself and ways to transition your current circumstances.

My compassionate approach aims to create a welcoming and open-minded environment that enables you to develop your best self. My therapeutic style is a combination of insight-oriented techniques and helping you navigating day to day challenges. Your experiences and personality are unique, therefore, we will develop a treatment tailored to your individual needs. Let's talk!


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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Leny Bolivar is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $275 (50min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1pm-8pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-1pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Midtown East practice
353 Lexintong Avenue, #4, New York, New York 10016
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 12pm-7pm
  • Wed 9am-6:30pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Association to Benefit Children, Director, 2011 - 2022

New York University, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2011
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Clinical Psychologist , 2007


New York: 082566