Nicholas Fetzer , Therapist in New York — Zencare
Nicholas  Fetzer

Nicholas Fetzer


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Updated June 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Life coaching
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

My style of therapy is warm and engaging with a strong focus on checking in about what’s working in your therapy and what’s not, and tailoring it accordingly. I very much value your voice as the one that matters the most in the room. I like to invite conflict and difficult emotions in, when we’re ready, and resolve them in a way that feels safer and works a little better for your life. Some weeks that means sitting with a difficult emotion, other weeks that means finding concrete strategies to tackle the struggles in your life, other weeks that means finding the good to celebrate in life, and everything in between. Our relationship is here for you. I know growth is hard. My job is to help that journey not feel so hard or lonely.

My formative training was forged while working with profoundly psychiatrically acute children, teens, families, and young adults at the Henry Ittleson Center for Child Research and Development, a residential and outpatient setting. People inherently urn for spaces where they feel accepted and safe, and my experience has allowed me to find ways of creating that in even to most difficult circumstances.

I honed my skills of assessment and intervention with children, teens, families, and young adults. Working with some of the most challenging and difficult clients has refined and informed my clinical skillset utilizing trauma-focused, DBT, CBT, psychodynamic, narrative, harm reduction, and solution-focused approaches. I hold additional experience treating couples, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and adults struggling with substance use.

Only have remote availability at present. I appreciate your patience, and I can’t wait to meet you!

Message to clients

Let's be real, looking for a therapist can be hard. Or maybe it's just annoying. There's a million pictures, a million bios, and a sea of jargon some of which you've maybe never even heard of. I like to be transparent and authentic, and that's reflected in my practice. If I'm not authentic, how can I expect you to be.

My hope for you is that whether in session or on your own, through our work, you’re able to have what I like to call an emotionally corrective experience. These allow us to re-experience negative, painful, or traumatic experiences in a different more healing way within the safe confines of the therapeutic relationships. I hope we get to meet!


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Couples sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (45min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed


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 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

The Henry Ittleson Center for Child Research - Day Treatment, Senior Therapist, 2019 - Present
The Henry Ittleson Center for Child Research - Residential Treatment Facility, Social Work Intern, 2018 - 2019
Resident Advisor, City University of New York - Lehman College, 2017 - 2019
South Bronx Early College Academy , Social Work Intern, 2017 - 2018
Harlem United, Substance Use Counseling Intern, 2016 - 2017

The Henry Ittleson Center for Child Research, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), 2020
City University of New York - Lehman School of Social work, Lehman College, Master of Social Work, 2019
City University of New York - Lehman School of Social work, Lehman College, SBIRT Motivational Interviewing, 2019
City University of New York - Lehman School of Social work, Lehman College, Bachelor of Social Work, 2017


New York: 109074