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Lillian Rishty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New JerseyFloridaNew York
Anxiety-Depression-Relationships-Eating disorders-Life transitions-Self-esteem-

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Professional statement

Lillian Rishty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown Manhattan with expertise in anxiety, depression, relationships, disordered eating, life transitions, and self-esteem. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in clients of all ages, including generalized anxiety, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Lillian is passionate about helping clients develop anxiety management skills that facilitate productive changes and de-escalate distressing feelings.

Lillian’s style is eclectic and individually tailored to each client. She draws upon elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), in which she has received extensive training, as well as supportive therapy. She particularly enjoys working with young adult clients, providing highly individualized care to people navigating general life stressors in their 20s and 30s.

With an emphasis on trust and comfort, Lillian is committed to building a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients to share their experiences, identify self-limiting behaviors, and overcome challenges to lead more fulfilling lives. Her office is conveniently located a short walk from Herald Square.

Message to clients

With the proper support and guidance, therapy helps you cultivate your strengths, regain control, learn ways to overcome challenges, enrich your life, and take steps toward a more fulfilling future. I can help you identify patterns in your life, gain a clearer understanding of your life experiences, and create positive relationships and productive behavior change. I received my Master's at Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work. In the past I've worked with children, parents and adolescents in schools, pediatric offices and outpatient rehab settings.
My specialty areas include anxiety, depression, life stress, eating disorders, ADHD, and interpersonal and relationship difficulties. I take an active and empathetic approach to psychotherapy by establishing mutually agreed upon therapeutic goals with my clients and providing a comfortable space to explore, discuss, and be heard.
My therapy style is based on the specific needs of each client. If you're looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're simply ready to move in a new direction, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

NYC Therapy Group
Douglas Psychotherapy
Chinese-American Planning Council
Sephardic Bikur Holim Mental Health Clinic
Henry Hasson, M.D.
Evolve JCP Art Therapist
Yeshiva of Flatbush High School

Wurzweiler School of Social Work, MSW, 2014


New Jersey: 44SC05791700 - New York: 086743 - Florida: TPSW3772




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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

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


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

Locations & Hours


Lillian Rishty 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:$250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$99 - $250
  • Initial session:$250 (45min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"This was my first time going thru therapy so I was apprehensive about it but Dr. Rishty has made the experience easy for me and I've seen progress and results after the first 3 sessions. She's attentive, listens carefully and offers clear guidance for me to understand and utilize in my day to day life."
- Zencare client June 2022

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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