Meira  Cohen-Hansford

Meira Cohen-Hansford

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in TriBeCa practice (updated May 30, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

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.


Specialties

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


General expertise


Insurance

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

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

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

TriBeCa practice

19 Hudson Street

Suite 504

New York, NY 10013

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

EMDR Weekend 1 training, 2020

Jewish Board Family Children’s Service, 2008 - 2011

Hunter School of Social Work, 2008


Languages

  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Talking to Meira felt comfortable and natural.


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