Maytal  Meltzer

Maytal Meltzer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Not accepting new clients in Chelsea practice (updated November 17, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Young adults
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Women’s issues

Professional statement

Maytal Meltzer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker near Penn Station specializing in young adults, women's issues, anxiety and life transitions. Many of Maytal's patients are struggling with relationships, family dynamics, friendships, identity issues, work challenges, uncertainty about life choices, trauma, anxiety and loss. Maytal's goal is to identify concerns and help you move from feeling stuck in some areas of life to achieving your own definition of well being.

Maytal has particular expertise in working with individuals experiencing life transitions and anxiety. The only certainty in life is change. However, that does not make it any easier when suffering through a breakup, making choices around family planning or moving jobs. Maytal can help you learn to navigate and cope with difficult feelings, understand your fears around uncertainty and move forward.

Maytal especially enjoys working with young adults in their 20's and 30's. Maytal recognizes it is difficult to be young, living in New York City and trying to figure out what is best for your well being. Maytal will help you to develop compassion for yourself and gain confidence.

Maytal uses a combination of therapy approaches, including psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapies, relational therapy, and mindfulness. With a background in working with survivors of domestic violence, addiction and hospitals, Maytal’s practice is trauma-informed, and she strives to offer a safe environment for survivors to heal at their own pace. Maytal received her Masters in Social Work at New York University. She received advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and completed New York University's Palliative and End of Life Care post-graduate certificate program. Her office is accessible by the 1,2,3,A,C,E, N,Q,R,W PATH, LIRR and NJ Transit.

Message to clients

Life is full of uncertainty and unexpected challenges. It is rarely how we plan it to be. It is common to feel anxious, sad, angry or begin to question ourselves when faced with difficult situations. Through understanding your history and triggers, we can help to see these moments in a fuller light. Psychotherapy can help build compassion for your self and resiliency in navigating what comes your way. Therapy is a collaborative process and we will work closely together to identify concerns and focus on helping move from feeling ‘stuck’ in some areas of your life to achieving your own definition of well being.


Young adults - Helping to manage anxiety and self-doubt related to transitioning to adulthood, stress related to managing new responsibilities and serious relationships, help to understand feelings around family planning, stress around social media and societal expectations, anxieties around finances and workplace environments, comparing yourself to others and developing your sense of self

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

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women’s issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Chelsea practice

352 7th Avenue

Suite 1111

New York, NY 10001

  • Mon Varies
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Varies
  • Thu Varies
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

Octave, 2019 - Present

Mount Sinai Hospital, 2010 - 2019

Bridge Back to Life, 2009 - 2010

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2013 - 2015

New York University, Certificate in Palliative and End of Life Care, 2012

New York University, M.S.W., 2009


  • English

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