Lisa  Ulanoff

Lisa Ulanoff

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for morning appointments in FiDi practice (updated April 18, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Coaching

Professional statement

Lisa Ulanoff is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Financial District of Manhattan, a few blocks away from both the east and west side trains. The majority of her clients are adults struggling with PTSD or trauma from childhood. She helps clients with depression, anxiety, relationship and attachment issues, or just with a general sense of feeling stuck. She has extensive training in trauma and Buddhist studies, and much of her work involves incorporating neuroscience with the wisdom of the body to transform and heal.

Sessions involve the art of naming difficult feelings, finding them in the body through the use of sensations, and learning how to digest and clear stuck emotional states. Clients will learn how to stop thoughts and see which ones are useful and how to let go of thoughts that are no longer needed. You will be given many tools that you can use on your own in order to self heal. Clients also learn to fine tune to themselves and find an inner guidance inside. These sessions help clients utilize a tenderness that is deep within them covered over by their history and conditioning. Within these sessions you find your natural capacities, and experience yourself as calm, spacious or through a profound stillness.

Lisa holds certification in Somatic Experiencing and Core Energetics, is a graduate of Developmental Trauma Studies through the Center for Intentional Living, and has spent 14 years studying the Buddhist Diamond Approach. She welcomes new clients to become the healer to their own nervous system and to discover that they can thrive in whatever they are moved to do in this life. Feel free to call with any questions. Skype sessions can also be an effective option if you are unable to get to her office.

Message to clients

In working with your unique history, I help you find your own self regulation and self empowerment around areas in your life that trigger trauma symptoms, cause depression, anxiety, anger, obsessions, addictions or unwanted behaviors. The basic philosophy behind my work is that if you can name the feeling that is exiled or strongly avoided, and meet it with a tenderness that is innate but covered up by conditioning, then transformation happens, healing transpires.
I create a safe space for you to bring your issues and problems, no matter what they may be. You will learn how to become intimate with the thoughts and feelings surrounding your issues. You will learn how to deeply experience yourself as you are, learn to witness your thoughts and discriminate which ones support you, and access a deep calm, stillness and spaciousness within yourself.


Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Attachment issues - Examining attachment style and early life experiences to make more meaningful connections

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

General expertise


Lisa Ulanoff is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Healthfirst

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $150
  • Online therapy sessions during COVID-19: $60 (30min)

Therapist's note

Lisa can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

FiDi practice

90 Gold Street

Apt 18H

New York, NY 10038

  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1999 - Present

PSCH Canarsie and Bedford, 2011 - 2013

Pace University, LMHC, 2008

Diamond Heart, Buddhist Studies and Psychology, 2007 - Present

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) Certification, 2005

The Center for Intentional Living, Developmental and Shock Trauma Studies, 2004

Institute of Core Energetics, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, 1998


  • English

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