Rhona  Kaplan

Rhona Kaplan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

Accepting new clients for morning & daytime appointments in Flatiron District practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationships
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Rhona Kaplan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst in the Flatiron District of Manhattan who works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families. She obtained her certification in adult psychoanalysis at the William Alanson White Institute. She has extensive experience in trauma specifically in work with individuals who have sexual abuse histories. In her practice, she is interested and works with issues relating to various aspects of identity, including but not limited to race, ethnic, gender, and sexual identity. As a psychoanalyst, Rhona conducts multiple sessions per week (3-4). This frequency of sessions expands patients’ awareness of experiences that have affected the development of their sense of self, relationship with others, work and creative lives. Through both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, Rhona helps patients become more at ease and gain a deeper sense of fulfillment and freedom.

In her training both as a social worker and psychoanalyst, Rhona’s work incorporates and recognizes the important impact of society and culture on her patients' lives and experiences. In her work with individuals with sexual abuse histories and complex traumas, validation, and recognition of these experiences are at the core of her therapeutic work. Rhona also conducts a weekly group for individuals with histories of childhood sexual abuse and incest.

Rhona feels strongly about working collaboratively with her patients and is open to feedback during the course of treatment. This helps her inform the work and guide her patients towards their goals including but not limited to: relief and management of anxiety and/or depression, personal growth, and clarity in life decisions. She has developed a safe space that allows clients to move at their own pace and open up experiences when they feel comfortable doing so. When working with children, Rhona incorporates play therapy and works closely with their parents as well as other necessary collaterals, to collaborate in their treatment.

With over a decade of experience, Rhona is passionate about the work she does and cares deeply for each and every one of her clients. She is happy to offer a complimentary phone consultation prior to meeting in person at her office, conveniently located near the 23rd Street subway station. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

As a clinical with over 15 years of experience, I believe that human beings are more complex than symptoms and diagnosis. In working with patients I am curious and open to all of their varied and nuanced experiences with which they may be struggling.
I encourage my patients to be able to speak to whatever is on their minds without judgment or expectations. In our lives we sometimes lose sight of who we are and a sense of our self, including our desires and dreams. I feel it is important to guide my patients in reconnecting with themselves which means gaining more access to feelings and experiences that they may have buried or pushed out of awareness. I believe this process helps my patients achieve a sense of well- being and fulfillment. Psychotherapy/analysis varies in length and intensity, and is not always a short or easy process but one that has the potential to be enriching and transformative.
Talking in a collaborative and safe space opens up possibility to consider what has not been thought of and opens up possibilities for new experiences and/or helps make the difficulties of life bearable. Whether this is your first experience in therapy/analysis, looking for a change in your treatment, or returning after a break, I look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities!


Specialties

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

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

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

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity


General expertise


Insurance

Rhona Kaplan 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: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $300 (60-90min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Flatiron District practice

49 West 24th Street

Office #602

New York, NY 10010

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2007 - Present

Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, 2007 - 2009

Karen Horney Clinic, 2003 - 2007

William Alanson White Institute, Adult Psychoanalytic Training, 2010 - 2014

NIP Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Training, 2005 - 2007

Hunter College School of Social Work, MSW, 2002 - 2004


Languages

  • English