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Michele Kabas

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Eating disorders-Depression-Anxiety-Relationships-Trauma-Mindfulness-Harm reduction-
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Professional statement

Michele Kabas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City. She works primarily with young adults 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 Yoga philosophy, meditation and breathwork to strengthen the mind-body connection. Drawing from IFS Philosophy which includes accepting all parts of ourselves without judgement is most helpful in the healing journey. Healing earlier trauma helps in understanding how it connects to the adult self is an important part of the journey. Meeting each person where they are and what they can tolerate in any given moment is essential. The deep meaningful connection made between client and therapist is an important part of healing.

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 with 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 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.

In a supportive and interactive environment encouraging compassion for ourselves and others, Michele works collaboratively with her clients to find their individual path towards healing. She sees each person with their own unique strengths. Her goal is to treat each person with compassion and respect and to help them reach their greatest potential.

Message to clients

Life can sometimes be challenging. I invite you to positively change your life, to let go of negative self talk and have more self compassion. 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, struggling with substance misuse , feeling depressed or anxious, or who may be going through some challenges in their relationships . My goal is to help each person grow through self-awareness and reach their greatest potential for happiness and self-fulfillment.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 47 years

Private practice

William Alanson White Institute, Certificate Eating Disorders Addictions and Compulsions, 2015
Adelphi University School of Social Work, MSW, 1977


New York: R020055




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Will be seeing fully vaccinated clients in person as needed beginning in March on Thursdays


Michele Kabas is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $200
  • Initial session:$350 (75min)
  • Longer Psychotherapy session$250 (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
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly