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Nicholas Fetzer (He/Him/His)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York
Adolescent mental health-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics- Life transitions-Life coaching- Loss, grief, and bereavement-
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Professional statement

Nicholas’s style of therapy is warm and engaging. He’s transparent and authentic, and that's reflected in his practice.

Nicholas also places a strong focus on open communication—including what’s working for his clients in therapy and what’s not—so he can tailor his approach accordingly. The client’s voice is the one that matters the most in the room. Whenever the client is ready, Nicholas likes to invite conflict and difficult emotions into session so they can resolve them in a way that feels safe. Some days, that means sitting with a difficult emotion. Other days, that means finding concrete strategies to tackle life’s struggles.

Working with profoundly psychiatrically acute children, teens, families, and young adults at a residential and outpatient setting was formative for Nicholas. Through this experience, he learned that people inherently run for spaces where they feel accepted and safe. His specialty is creating that space for his clients—even in the most difficult circumstances.

Message to clients

We all need help sometimes, and that’s okay. With so much happening in our lives and in the world, it’s easy to feel powerless or unsatisfied in life. But you deserve to live the life that you want, and to be the person that you want to be. Through our work, we’ll find who that person is, and how to become that very best version of yourself.

Growth is hard. My job is to ensure you’re seen and heard so that your journey is one of joy, liberation, and healing.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

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

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




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)

Locations & Hours

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

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