Pinny Farkas, Therapist in Woodmere, New York — Zencare
Pinny  Farkas

Pinny Farkas

He/Him/His

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Woodmere, Washington Square Village Accepting In-person
Updated May 11, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Loneliness
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Pinny Farkas is an LCSW practicing in both Woodmere, NY and the East Village, NYC. He sees patients in-person as well as online. Pinny received his Masters Degree of Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in Washington Heights, NY. He worked at various schools and clinics in the NYC and Long Island areas before starting his own practice in 2015.

In his private practice, Pinny utilizes the different modalities and approaches in which he has been trained, tailoring his sessions to each individual patient. These include CBT, Psychodynamic therapy, and a certificate in human sexuality. He builds his therapy sessions around his patients’ goals. To Pinny, all successful therapy must start with a good provider-patient relationship, and he focuses on creating a natural and trusting relationship, which is the basis on which true growth and development can begin. Patients often remark that they appreciate Pinny's ability to relate to them at the place where they are, and that he incorporates his sense of humor into the therapy sessions when appropriate. This makes them feel lighter and increases their level of comfort.

Pinny encourages his patients to set goals, and supports them along the way. He tends to have a holistic approach, and likes to check in with patients about all aspects of their lives, including physical wellbeing, level of functioning, and personal hygiene, as well as how they currently manage challenges and struggles. Pinny believes that proper physical, mental, and emotional self-care are vital to optimal mental health.


Specialties

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

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

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

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200

Location(s)

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 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Woodmere practice
11 Irving Place, Woodmere, New York 11598
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun 9:00am-1:00pm

Washington Square Village practice
26 East 9th Street , 2D, New York , New York 10011
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Catapult Learning, School Counselor, 2012 - 2016
Ohel Family Institute, Clinical Social Worker, 2012 - 2015

Wurtzweiler , Masters of Social Work, 2012


Licensure

New York: 083851-01


Languages

English