Matt  Wofsy

Matt Wofsy

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & weekend appointments in Union Square practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders

Professional statement

Matt Wofsy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Union Square, New York specializing in anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. With over 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field, he has considerable expertise in providing individual and couples counseling to young adults navigating the difficulties of mood disorders, relationships, family of origin issues, and work stress.

Matt has a particular expertise in helping individuals manage symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Having advanced trainings in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), he utilizes exposure and response prevention to help clients confront their anxiety and obsessions in a purposeful, structured way. He also works with many clients with trauma, delving deep into their narratives to explore emotions and develop tools to move forward meaningfully.

Matt is passionate about working collaboratively with his clients to foster strengths and transform the way they respond to life’s challenges. His office is located in Union Square, conveniently accessible by the 14th Street Union Square metro station.


Message to clients

It is my experience that all people have the capacity to face challenges and transform the way they respond to difficult thoughts and feelings. I work collaboratively with people to foster strengths and to develop the tools to move ahead in their lives in a meaningful way.


Specialties

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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

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

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Wellfleet Student (formerly Consolidated Health Plans)
  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Union Square practice

41 Union Square West

Suite 1228

New York, NY 10003

Hours

  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
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  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1996 - Present

New York University, Adjunct Faculty, 2004 - Present

Columbia University, MSW, 1992

Syracuse University, BA, 1988


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"He listened and advised about outcomes of treatment. He also gave me a heads-up about scheduling, which was good and very practical. I’m looking forward to getting treatment with Matt."

- Zencare client • August 2019

"Matt was a kind and effective communicator and made room in his schedule to see me."

- Zencare client • September 2019

"He was very understanding"

- Zencare client • September 2019

"Matt was warm and receptive during our initial call. I look forward to meeting with him for a visit."

- Zencare client • November 2019

"Very helpful introduction; Matt was personable and approachable."

- Zencare client • December 2019