Marilyn Rifkin, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Marilyn  Rifkin
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Marilyn Rifkin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Greenwich Village Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 4, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Loss and grief
  • Couples counseling
  • Child mental health

Professional statement

Marilyn Rifkin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst In New York City and Naples, Florida. She works with adults, adolescents, children and couples and has been in private practice since 1993. She specializes in helping people deal with conflicts and challenges triggered by developmental and life transitions. Her approach to treatment is guided by her psychoanalytic training but she remains open and flexible in her therapeutic approach. In addition to psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, she consults with parents dealing with child-rearing challenges.

Ms. Rifkin graduated with a Bachelor of Science, with Honors, from Ramapo College in 1978 and received her MSW from Fordham University in 1986. She acquired a certificate in Child and Adolescent psychotherapy in 1992 and earned her certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis in 2004. In addition to private practice, she is a training analyst and faculty member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and is on the faculty of the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP). She supervises privately and at several training programs and has written a number of clinical papers and has a special interest in trauma and embodied experience.

Ms. Rifkin is currently available for remote sessions with clients in New York and Florida.

Message to clients

I strive to provide a welcoming, relaxed and safe environment where you can feel understood and accepted. My training and years of clinical experience have afforded me the opportunity to develop my skills as a sensitive, attentive and empathic listener. This allows me to identify and explore themes and make connections that lead to clarity and insight.

I believe every person has a unique story to tell. While my treatment style is rooted in psychoanalytic theory, I aim to remain flexible, open and collaborative, and I will modify and adapt my approach to your particular needs.


Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of 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)

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

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Marilyn Rifkin 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: $125 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

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
  • Check
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Multiple times a week


Greenwich Village practice
300 Mercer Street, New York, New York 10003
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun Closed

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-6:30pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 1993 - Present
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, 2004 - Present
Metropolitan Institute, 2004 - Present
NYIPT, 2004 - 2006
Postgraduate Center, 1993 - 1994
New Hope Guild Center, 1986 - 1993

Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 2004
New Hope Guild, Child and Adolescent Training, Certificate, 1992
Fordham University, MSW, 1986
Ramapo College, BS, Psychology, 1978


New York: 35885