Marla Joi Newborn
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Marla Joi Newborn


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, CASAC
New York Accepting Online

All sessions are online.

Can be one time only or scheduled regularly.

Updated March 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Childhood trauma
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Addiction
  • Mood disorders
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

"I believe in change, resilience, and authenticity, at any age, at any stage."

Marla Newborn is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and Credentialed Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor. Marla believes therapy is most effective when a genuine and trusting relationship develops that leads to collaboration and figuring it out together. She believes each person has more mastery over their attitude and behavior than they may realize. Marla helps her clients begin to know themselves more deeply through self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.

Marla graduated Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Anthropology. She received her master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. Marla completed the Trauma Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate Program at the University of Buffalo and completed level 1 and 2 training in EMDR at the EMDR Institute. Marla is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the EMDR International Association.

Marla specializes in supportive therapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups, and serves adolescents, young adults, and older adults.

“I feel privileged to work with my clients and I would be honored to work with you!”

Message to clients

Life in 2023 is not easy, and many of us battle depression, anxiety, addictions, and difficult life transitions.

I practice trauma informed psychotherapy and EMDR. I welcome clients into a compassionate space where it is absolutely safe to explore the here-and-now and to identify where the past is present.

I am a certified Grief Support Professional and provide psychoeducation and a spiritual framework on how to make meaning from the many losses we experience throughout the lifespan.

Therapy is where you can develop your most peaceful self, your real self. Once you realize that you don't have to do this alone, you have begun the healing journey.


Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Loss, grief, and bereavement - 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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


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


Marla Newborn 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: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (75min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Payment is required at the time of session.


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 9am-12pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11am-3pm
  • Fri 11am-3pm
  • Sat 9am-1pm
  • Sun 9am-1pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

St. Christopher's Inn, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2016 - 2020
Lexington Center for Recovery, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2015 - 2016

Fordham University, MSW, 2020
Westchester Community College, CASAC, 2016


New York: 109992