Mary  Olsen

Mary Olsen


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Upper East Side Waitlist In-person
Updated March 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Personality disorders
  • Career counseling
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Mary Olsen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Upper West Side and Upper East Side of Manhattan specializing in depression, anxiety, and career challenges. She is particularly well-suited to discussing work and career concerns, including seeking advancement, managing challenging workplace relationships, and making career changes. She also has a background in working with students with learning disabilities and their parents, helping ensure each individual receives the accommodations to which they are entitled and is set up for success in their academic environment.

Mary provides both short-term solution-focused work and longer-term insight-oriented therapies. She is adept at working with clients to help them identify, challenge, and overcome isolating thoughts and behaviors.

Mary is committed to helping clients uncover their inner resilience and develop flexible methods to more mindfully approach daily challenges. Her practice is located steps from the 86th Street subway station.

Message to clients

I'm passionate about helping people develop deeper understanding of what they've experienced or are experiencing, and move towards healing, change and wholeness.
Individual psychotherapy can help address longstanding difficulties as well as provide relief from situations that are unexpected and overwhelming. We all have the ability to heal from our pain. I am committed to reducing suffering and fostering hope. I strive to create an empathic, safe, honest and collaborative environment where you are supported and deeply understood. Therapy can free you from unnecessary limitations, and lead to a richer and more fulfilling life.
For couples, a balanced and safe clinical setting can facilitate conversations about difficult topics and problematic interactions and help toward reaching goals for a more harmonious life together.


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)

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

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Mary Olsen 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: $275 (45min)
  • Initial session: $350 (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


Upper East Side practice
17 East 97th Street, New York, New York 10029
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 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • 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 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2013 - Present
Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA) NYC Chapter, President
Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA) NYC Chapter Education and Training Committee, Chair

Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2017
Certified Field Instructor, 2016
Silberman School of Social Work, MSW, 2013
William Alanson White Institute, Adult Psychoanalysis Program, Candidate


New York: 085084-01