Mark Thomas Rinzel

Mark Thomas Rinzel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Waitlist Online
Chelsea, Brooklyn Waitlist In-person
Updated May 28, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Codependency
  • Family conflict
  • Life transitions
  • Sexual abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Mark Rinzel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City. He specializes in working with perfectionists – those who suffer from "imposter syndrome" and feel a nagging sense of not being or doing enough. They might be frustrated spouses, parents, and couples with histories of trauma and abandonment. They are tired of trying to please others, without a sense of how to soothe themselves. Many have developed addictions, chemical or otherwise, in search of an inner solace that eludes them. Others simply live with a sense of feeling separate and alone, alienated from their work, family or community. They are coming to therapy because some part of themselves hopes that it can be otherwise.

Mark understands that therapy is too often seen as a grim duty – something we must do in order to "fix" ourselves. He helps patients see the joy they have within themselves, by making therapy a vibrant, dynamic experience. In treatment, clients learn to see things honestly and clearly, while disengaging from their own negative self-talk.

In sessions, Mark encourages laughter and optimism; at the same time, he understands that tears are inevitable, and helps clients work through pain, discomfort, annoyance, rage, and grief in a compassionate and invigorating way. It is his hope that clients walk away from sessions remembering they are more than their story, their problems or what others need from them.


Message to clients

I provide a safe environment for patients who do not often feel comfortable being vulnerable or honest with others.


Specialties

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

Family conflict - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

Sexual abuse - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $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
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Mark accepts NYS Worker's Compensation payments.


Location(s)

Chelsea practice
345 7th Avenue, New York, New York 10001
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, 2012 - Present

New York University, MSW, 2012
Ohio University, Honors Tutorial College, BA, 1997


Languages

English