Leslie  Epstein

Leslie Epstein

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Washington Square Village Accepting In-person
Updated January 24, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Work stress

Professional statement

Leslie Epstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York, NY. She has over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples, and specializes in helping clients with relationship and interpersonal issues. Many of her clients also suffer from anxiety and low self-esteem, and they begin therapy as a way of instigating greater assertiveness. Others hope to process through difficult emotions in the face of grief, chronic illness, aging, cultural adjustment, and identity topics.



Leslie is a warm, engaging therapist who lets the client lead where sessions go. She takes a strengths-based perspective, seeing that each person she meets with holds innate resilience and guides them towards accessing effective coping. She also practices psychodynamic therapy, encouraging clients to reflect on how their deep-seated beliefs and values influence their relationships with others.



Leslie earned a Master’s degree in Social work from New York University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Baruch Zicklin School of Business. With her background in business, she enjoys working with professionals and providing support as clients navigate career transitions and workplace issues.


Specialties

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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250

Location(s)

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
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Washington Square Village practice
113 University Pl, Suite 903, New York, New York 10003
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Licensure

New York: R048305-1


Languages

English