Meira Cohen-Hansford, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Meira  Cohen-Hansford
Zencare Vetted

Meira Cohen-Hansford

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
TriBeCa Not Accepting In-person
Updated July 15, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Meira Cohen-Hansford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tribeca, New York City who works with young adults and adults to mindfully navigate the challenges of depression, anxiety, relationships, and trauma recovery. As a seasoned practitioner of mindfulness and yoga, Meira helps clients to build a meditative practice, or simply learn to reconnect to the breath and body. By making space for the physical experience alongside exploration of the emotional world, Meira is able to help clients manifest deep and lasting change.

Many of Meira’s clients come in around moments of transition, when old feelings of self-doubt, guilt, and unworthiness may re-emerge. She takes a collaborative approach to help ground clients in the present, guiding them beyond deeply rooted emotional challenges at a comfortable pace. Meira also has a special interest in mental health during pregnancy and postpartum, and facilitates a support group for mothers of young children.

Meira readily adapts her style to suit each individual client. Her approach is holistic and integrative, drawing from insight-oriented and skills-based approaches, as well as breathwork, mindfulness, and other experiential practices.

Meira takes special care in developing an open, supportive relationship with each client, offering action-oriented feedback to promote positive change. She welcomes new clients to her Tribeca office, which is easily accessible by the 1/2/3/A/C trains from Chambers Street, or the R/W from City Hall.

Message to clients

You’ve taken the first step toward healing and well-being by seeking out a therapist. Together we will explore your thoughts, feelings and behavior without judgment in order to better understand how to create the changes you want in yourself and in your life. My approach includes traditional talk therapy as well as experiential modalities that help you develop a mind-body connection. I’m also a long time practitioner of mindfulness and yoga and trained to utilize them in our work. I’ve had extensive training and experience working with trauma, as well as anxiety, relationships, postpartum and parenting.


Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment

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

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

Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support


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


Meira Cohen-Hansford is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


TriBeCa practice
19 Hudson Street, Suite 504, New York, New York 10013
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 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • 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 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2012 - Present
Jewish Board Family Children’s Service, 2008 - 2011

EMDR Weekend 1 Training, 2020
Hunter School of Social Work, 2008



Client testimonials

"Meira was humble, practical, human, knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive."
- Zencare client • July 2020
"Meira was very informative but at the same time very empathetic. She emitted a level of transparency and care that was strongly evident even during a simple phone call."
- Zencare client • July 2020
"Talking to Meira felt comfortable and natural."
- Zencare client • August 2019