Mary  Olsen

Mary Olsen

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Not accepting new clients in Upper West Side practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Not accepting new clients in Upper East Side practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

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

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

Therapist's note

Mary can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

151 West 86th Street

Suite 1CE

New York, NY 10024


  • 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

Upper East Side practice

17 East 97th Street

New York, NY 10029


  • Mon 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • 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

William Alanson White institute, Adult Psychoanalysis program candidate

Certified Field Instructor, 2016

Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2017

Silberman School of Social Work, MSW, 2013