Linda Libby Charlaff, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Linda  Libby Charlaff
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Linda Libby Charlaff

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online

I am taking on an associate who is licensed in CO and NJ. I will be supervising this clinician, who will be seeing clients via teleconferencing.

Updated February 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Couples counseling
  • Codependency

Professional statement

Linda Libby is a licensed Clinical Social worker who sees clients in NYC and NJ through video conferencing. She works with adult individuals, couples, teens and their families who are dealing with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, personality disorders, addictions, co-dependency and relationship difficulties.

Linda's approach is based on the belief propounded by Milton Erickson, MD that we have the resources to heal ourselves within, and that the therapist serves as a catalyst to help the client access their inner healing power. She uses an eclectic approach including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing and the stages of change approach to habit cessation and relapse prevention. Her training in hypnotherapy provides the backdrop to her approach to mindfulness. Clients are taught self-hypnosis to assist in combating reactivity and impulsiveness.

Linda believes that therapy provides a safe practice space to learn and practice new skills, which are then used in the clients’ world when real life situations arise. She looks forward to connecting with you.


Message to clients

Most of us experience a time when our established defense mechanisms no longer seem to work. That is the time when therapy provides a life boat as you learn and practice new ways of coping.


Specialties

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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $180
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $180 (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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed

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
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1984 - Present


Licensure

New York: R030289

New Jersey: 44SC00363300

New Jersey: 37LC00123000


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Didn’t judge and listen to and asked all the right questions"
- Zencare client • January 2022
"I thought Linda answered all my questions. I feel right now she is someone I’d like to work with. Thank you"
- Zencare client • January 2022
"As a first meeting it was wonderful she was not judgement asked a few questions and answer all of my questions. Enjoyed the first meeting which I feel is the most important meeting."
- Zencare client • January 2022
"I feel good about starting sessions with her!"
- Zencare client • February 2021
"The call was perfect - Linda was succinct, warm, and welcoming."
- Zencare client • January 2021
"Linda was kind, understanding, and answered all of my questions."
- Zencare client • June 2020