Michele  Kabas

Michele Kabas

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Kips Bay practice (updated November 17, 2019)

Accepting new clients in Long Island practice (updated November 07, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Harm reduction

Professional statement

Michele Kabas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown Manhattan and Syosset, New York. She works primarily with young adult and adult women who are struggling to find their voice at work, in relationships, and in their own bodies. An eating disorder specialist, Michele has deep expertise in incorporating body-sensitive yoga and meditation to strengthen the mind-body connection.

In addition to her work with individuals recovering from eating challenges or exploring their relationship to food, Michele welcomes a wide range of clients navigating the challenges of anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and substance misuse. She works from a harm-reduction model, a compassionate approach that reduces reliance on substances and strengthens alternative coping mechanisms.

Alongside traditional talk therapy and mindfulness practices, Michele also offers training in Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping), a body-centered approach which helps clients unblock negative thought patterns and stuck memories to live life more freely. Michele is dedicated to helping women learn to assert their own needs, empowering her clients to establish and enforce boundaries, pursue goals, and express their authentic voice.

Supportive and interactive, Michele works collaboratively with her clients to define a treatment plan. Outside of private practice, Michele offers workshops and group therapy session that integrate yoga, breathwork, and therapeutic processing. She welcomes new clients to her office in Gramercy, accessible from the 4/6/Q/R/W trains at 23rd St station.


Message to clients

Life can be challenging sometimes. I invite you to positively change your life. By working together in a supportive, accepting, and interactive environment, you can feel more empowered to make better choices for yourself and experience more joy in your life. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who may be dealing with eating or body image issues, feeling depressed or anxious, or who may be thinking of a separation or divorce. My goal is to help each person grow through self-awareness and reach their greatest potential for happiness and self-fulfillment.


Specialties

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Harm reduction - Compassionate approaches to decreasing the misuse and impact of substances


General expertise


Insurance

Michele Kabas is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175
  • Initial session: $175

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Kips Bay practice

220 East 24th Street

New York, NY 10010

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Long Island practice
Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Work and Education

Private practice


Languages

  • English