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Nina Chaifetz(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R
FloridaIllinoisNew York
Relationships-Couples counseling-Depression-Anxiety-Life transitions-Holistic health and coaching-College student mental health-Personal & professional growth-

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Professional statement

Nina Chaifetz is a therapist and licensed social worker with offices in the Flatiron District of Manhattan and Westchester. She specializes in supporting clients through personal and professional growth, relationship issues, couples counseling, life transitions, anxiety, and depression. She is especially passionate about helping clients find their authentic selves, pursue work that is more aligned with their values, tap into their potential, and create a more joyous and satisfying life. Nina is trained in holistic health coaching, and also offers supervision/therapy for other therapists. As a Certified Daring Way® Facilitator (based on Brene´ Brown’s work) and a SoulCollage® Facilitator, Nina uses these transformative processes individually and in groups and workshops. She is also intensively trained in DBT and incorporates mindfulness into her work with individuals and groups.

Nina believes that all challenges can be opportunities for personal growth and empowerment, and she works with clients from this point of view. She utilizes a range of therapy types to help clients create lasting results, including insight-oriented and gestalt psychotherapy (which focuses on the here and now), mindfulness, and art therapy. She also incorporates nutritional and lifestyle considerations to assist her clients in creating healthier emotional and physical wellbeing. This can be especially helpful with anxiety, sleep disturbances, depression, and hormonal issues. Nina treats each client as a whole person, working with the mind, body, and emotions. She believes in the incredible resilience of her clients, and helps clients build upon their own internal resources to persevere.

Nina is a deep thinker, an attentive listener, and a direct communicator. Outside of her work, she loves to travel, be in nature, and spend quality time with her friends and family. She truly loves her work with clients and feels honored to help facilitate others on their journey towards becoming their best selves.

Message to clients

I have had the privilege of working with children, families, adults and communities in a variety of settings for the last 20 years. Both my professional and personal experiences have demonstrated to me how incredibly resilient people are. In my own life, I have overcome many obstacles and have faced challenging circumstances, where I had to build upon my own internal resources to persevere. I am a ‘walk the talk’ kind of therapist and I am continually striving to evolve and become a better version of myself.

Therapy is an opportunity to improve your life in many impactful and valuable ways. It is a process that focuses on understanding yourself and your life from new perspectives. As your self-awareness increases, you will be more able to shift your thoughts, feelings and actions, in order to get more of what you want and need out of life. Our sessions together, will be tailored to meet your specific needs, working at a pace that is comfortable to you. Working collaboratively, we will focus on your strengths, not just your deficits and problems. I will help you tap into your own unique potential and discover more of who you are and the person that you want to become. Together, we will explore what is in your way and find resolution to issues that hold you back, so that you can live more authentically, in the present moment with more joy, satisfaction and ease.

Work and Education

Private Practice, Owner/Therapist
Lotus Psychotherapy, Co-founder/Co Director
Vibrant Life Counseling, Private Practice, Owner/Therapist

Behavioral Tech, Intensively Trained DBT Therapist, 2021
Daring Way, Certified Daring Way® Facilitator, 2017
The Gestalt Center, Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist, 2015
SoulCollage®, SoulCollage® Facilitator, 2015
Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Certified Holistic Health Coach, 2001
New York University, MSW, 1995


New York: 073879 - Florida: TPSW3608 - Illinois: 149 027002




Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of 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)

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

Holistic health and coaching - Working with clients as a Certified Holistic Health Coach; helping clients who want to get off medications (by working with their prescriber); incorporating better nutrition, lifestyle changes and supplements, as appropriate, to enhance overall wellbeing

College student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Personal & professional growth - Individuals finding themselves to be more authentic, live more joyously, being more deliberate with life; being accountable to yourself; creating a life that is more satisfying; work that is more aligned with values, living more authentically, feeling you’re driving your own car of life; tapping into your potential


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

Locations & Hours


Nina Chaifetz is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $300
  • Initial session:$300 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$300 (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
  • Check
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed