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Orly Arviv(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
New York
Anxiety - Depression-Self-esteem- Stress management- Trauma-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-
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Professional statement

Dr. Orly Arviv is a Licensed Psychologist located in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Arviv has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. She works with individuals, couples, and families as they face difficulties coping with their emotions and moving past painful life experiences. Many of Dr. Arviv’s clients feel that they can’t find a sense of peace, which might lead to addictions, codependency, toxic relationships, compulsive behaviors or just an ongoing feeling of dissatisfaction.

Dr. Arviv specializes in the treatment of unresolved emotional injuries from childhood, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety and grief. In therapy, clients gain insight and shift outdated coping mechanisms, such as addiction, codependency, self-blame, worry and compulsive behaviors. She also treats acute trauma, that can result from accidents, medical care, interpersonal or community violence.

Dr. Arviv is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. This therapy approach leverages the mind-body connection to treat trauma and learn the implicit language of the body. Dr. Arviv helps clients learn how to work directly with their nervous systems to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, or dissociation. This therapy can also help improve relationships, as individuals learn how to cope with distress in more healthy ways and also learn to deeply embody boundaries and self-connection. Dr. Arviv integrates various modalities in therapy including psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and mindfulness practices into her therapy sessions. Clients explore their inner thoughts, learning more about the origins of their beliefs, assumptions and needs.

Dr. Arviv earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She studied Sensorimotor Psychotherapy at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Her mind-body approach to healing can help those who have tried traditional talk therapy but still seem stuck in their challenging emotional reactions and difficulties in relationships.

Message to clients

It takes an enormous amount of courage to face what hurts you most. I operate under the assumption that we are naturally inclined towards healing. Through connection with others, support, understanding and embodiment, we are capable of more than we can imagine. My approach is gentle and warm, yet very active with a healthy dose of humor and creativity. I am interested in helping you connect to your natural gifts.

​When we first meet for a consultation, we will discuss what is currently bringing you into therapy as well as all aspects of your life story. It may be necessary to first focus on stabilization, relaxation techniques, lifestyle issues or practical problem- solving if you are feeling acutely overwhelmed We may then move on to work through developmental issues and how certain patterns that you have formed, may be preventing you from experiencing life in a way that feels satisfying.

Much of my work focuses on helping people develop awareness of how their emotions, beliefs, and memories connect with body sensations, postures and movements. I find that connecting with the body in therapy is often the missing link in therapy and opens a portal through which deep healing and understanding of core issues can occur. I also treat acute trauma, that can result from accidents, medical care, interpersonal or community violence. It is a passion of mine to help clients examine the way intergenerational patterns, trauma and beliefs influence their own emotions and identities.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Certified Sensorimotor Practioner, 2016
William Alanson White Institute, Post-Doctoral Certificate-Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2006
Nova Southeastern University, Ph.D-Clinical Psychology, 2005
New York University, B.A, 2000


New York: 017969




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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect


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

Locations & Hours


Orly Arviv is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$350 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$275 - $350
  • Initial session:$400 (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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I work with your insurance company by supplying a superbill for those with out-of-network benefits.

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