Naomi  Arbit
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Naomi Arbit


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Scarsdale, New York Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 9, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Peak performance
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Dr. Naomi Arbit is a licensed social worker and behavioral scientist who offers teletherapy and telecoaching to clients living in NY. She specializes in anxiety disorders, disordered eating, body image struggles and weight management, perfectionism, life transitions, career and academic challenges, relationships and identity development.

Dr. Arbit sees a diverse range of clients, including adolescents and adults across the lifespan. Dr. Arbit supports her clients in building skills to regulate their emotions and overcome challenges by drawing on evidence based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and mindfulness practices.

Dr. Arbit draws on her training as a psychotherapist, behavioral scientist, mindfulness teacher and coach to support clients to discover and harness powerful inner resources which allow them to grow through challenges and create meaningful change in their lives. She is passionate about teaching clients how to be compassionate towards themselves and integrates Buddhist philosophy into her work. Therapy sessions with Dr. Arbit involve the deepening of insight and self understanding, as well as skill building using evidence based strategies. Her warm, inquisitive and customized approach supports clients in finding pathways towards greater meaning and fulfillment, overcoming emotional and/or relational challenges, reducing perfectionism and changing patterns around addictive behaviors including substance use and overeating. In working with her, clients build resilience and improve their functioning and overall health.

Dr. Arbit earned a Master’s degree in Bioethics from NYU, a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition and a PhD in Behavioral Nutrition from Columbia University. She has conducted and published pioneering research on eating behavior and is trained to teach Mindful Self Compassion, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Peak performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Naomi Arbit 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: $260 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $180 - $260

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


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 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 5 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Scarsdale, New York practice
Weaver Street, Scarsdale , New York 10583
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Silberman School of Social Work, MSW, 2022
Teachers College, Columbia University, PhD, Behavioral Nutrition, 2017
University of Pennsylvania, Masters of Applied Positive Psychology, 2015


New York: 117347




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