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Linda Libby Charlaff(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New JerseyNew YorkTexas
Anxiety-Depression-Bipolar disorder-Personality disorders-Couples counseling-Codependency-

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Professional statement

Hi, I'm Linda, and I'm here to help you. As a clinical social worker, I have spent 30 years treating clients with challenges such as mental illness, addictions, personality disorders and rebuilding relationships. Whatever challenge you currently face that made you search for a therapist, know that we discover the tools you need to succeed in your life and get healthy.

We will meet for online sessions that fit your schedule. I will listen to you, provide support, and help you to use tools that draw on the strengths that you already have inside of you. My approach offers a unique blend of therapy that includes:

CBT and DBT;

Motivational interviewing;

Stages of change;

Mindfulness techniques with visualization; and


I work with couples and adults with a focus on improving interpersonal relationships, increasing stress tolerance skills, and regulating emotions. As a client, you will learn how to embrace recovery from your problems and enjoy the opportunities that you will experience with your healthy, new approach to life.

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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 41 years

Private Practice


New York: R030289 - New Jersey: 44SC00363300 - New Jersey: 37LC00123000 - Texas: 110491




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


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

Locations & Hours


  • 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:$200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$120 - $200
  • Initial session:$220 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$200 (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

Client testimonials

"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
"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 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
"Didn’t judge and listen to and asked all the right questions"
- Zencare client January 2022
"She responded. We’re in talks"
- Zencare client April 2022
"She listened and provided feedback and clarity on what I was looking for and needed."
- Zencare client May 2022
"we spoke and were able to set up a convenient time for us to speak. She also helped me with the enrollment process and was very prompt about everything"
- Zencare client June 2022
"She was very understanding, gave some good advice. Unfortunately our schedules just did not work out together for me to continue with her. Not her fault, I am just super busy all day long and do not have a lot of privacy to speak at work."
- Zencare client July 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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