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Meira Cohen-Hansford

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Mindfulness-Relationships-Anxiety-Depression-Perinatal mental health-Parenting-
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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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Private Practice
Jewish Board Family Children’s Service

Emotionally Focused Therapy, Certificate, 2023
EMDR , Certificate, 2020
AEDP Level 1, Certificate, 2018
Yoga Teacher Training, Certificate, 2017
Various CBT Trainings, Certificate, 2010
DBT, Certificate, 2010
Meditation in Psychotherapy Training, Harvard Medical School, 2010
Hunter School of Social Work, MSW, 2008


New York: 079143-01




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

Locations & Hours


Meira Cohen-Hansford is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$190 - $300
  • Initial session:$300 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$325 (60min)
  • Group sessions:$50 (90min)
  • Family sessions:$325 (60min)

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
Therapist's note

Let’s discuss if the fee is too high…

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