Rebecca  Posner

Rebecca Posner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Upper West Side practice (updated November 18, 2019)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • College mental health
  • Couples counseling
  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Women’s issues
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Rebecca Posner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her practice focuses on working with creative professionals, couples, young adults, and trauma survivors. She particularly enjoys working with actors and writers, empowering clients to find meaning in their work, stay grounded in their sense of self, overcome creative blocks, and build the concrete skills to succeed in life as an artist.

Rebecca's approach incorporates mindfulness practices and is insight-oriented and trauma-informed, focused on uncovering how relationships and past experiences influence one’s emotional well-being and self-understanding. Her work with couples involves creating an open environment for partners to better understand themselves and each other, making more room for compassion and empathy.

Rebecca is dedicated to building a warm and supportive relationship with her clients, offering a safe space to explore their inner world. Her office is located a short walk away from the 81st Street subway station.

Message to clients

Developing a relationship within the therapy setting is a chance to safely explore whats going on with you. We collaborate together to understand what's bothering you, impeding you, what's standing in your way from having more gratifying relationships both intimate and otherwise.


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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

College mental health - Anxiety, stress, and depression that may arise during college

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

ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Women’s issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing

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

General expertise


Rebecca Posner is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

Therapist's note

Rebecca can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

25 West 81st Street

Suite 1D

New York, NY 10024

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2015 - Present

National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Psychotherapist, 2012 - 2016

Karen Horney Clinic, Psychotherapist, 2011 - 2012

New York Addictions Center, Psychotherapist, 2010 - 2011

Hunter College, LCSW, 2012

Concordia University, MA, 1994


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Rebecca replied quickly, and we had our initial consultation. Our first appointment was within 2 days of me going on Zencare!

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