Leon Garber is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Midtown, Manhattan specializing in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and existential challenges. The primary focus of his practice is in helping clients manage anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He works closely with his clients to help decrease self-destructive behaviors, foster self-compassion, and develop healthy coping skills to live happier, more meaningful lives. He also helps clients recover from narcissistic / emotional abuse in relationships with partners, spouses, friends, and/or relatives.
Leon’s approach is grounded in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to challenge clients’ unhealthy behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. For clients with OCD, he utilizes Exposure and Response Prevention, a type of CBT to help clients face their fears in a systematic, gradual manner. He also draws upon Existential Therapy to support clients as they contemplate life meaning and explore feelings of doubt or despair.
Supportive and thoughtful, Leon is dedicated to building a safe space for individuals to openly share their concerns and work toward practical goals. His practice is conveniently located near Penn Station and the 33rd Street subway station.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Narcissistic abuse - Recovery through learning about the underlying reasons for remaining with an emotionally and/or physically abusive partner and how to redirect oneself toward healthy and fulfilling relationships.
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Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Interborough Developmental & Consultation Center, 2015 - 2016
Bernard M. Baruch College, CUNY, MA, 2016