Martin  Sussman
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Martin Sussman

He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Maspeth Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 30, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Martin Sussman has been a practicing Social Worker for over 30 years. It has been passion to help those in need. Martin graduated New York University in 1991 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and is also a Certified Life Coach. Martin is also the Vice President for a Private Not for Profit Social Service Agency in New York City'. In his private practice He has helped clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, addictions and issues around self-esteem. Martin takes an eclectic person-centered approach working with clients as partners. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Martin has dedicated his life to helping others and believes that emotional health and well being is a right for everyone. Martin looks at therapy as partnership and provides a safe space for everyone he works with.


Message to clients

Reaching out for help is the first step in the journey to wellness. I will partner with you to get you to a place of centeredness. I will work with you on sliding scale as I believe strongly that finances should never be a barrier to emotional wellness. You will walk away with some skills to give you short term and long-term relief that you can utilize to help you through what is causing you unrest. Making Changes in one's life takes great courage. I will help you in your journey of change and look forward to working with you.


Specialties

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

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $250

Location(s)

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 7pm-9pm
  • Tue 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • Wed 7pm-9pm
  • Thu 7pm-9pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 7:30am-3:30pms
  • Sun Closed

Maspeth practice
6252 60th Road, Maspeth , New York 11378
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years

Self Employed, Therapist, 1991 - Present
CCBQ, Vice President, 2014 - Present
Federation Employment and Guidance Services, Vice President, 1991 - 2014

New York University, LCSW, 1991


Licensure

New York: R056059-01


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"caring and nice on the phone"
- Zencare client • May 2023