Risha  Nathan

Risha Nathan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Certified Holistic Health Counselor, CHHC

Accepting new clients living in NY or CA for morning, daytime, afternoon, & evening online therapy appointments (updated July 6, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication skills
  • Emotion regulation
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Risha Nathan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Flatiron, Manhattan who also sees clients remotely in California. She specializes in helping clients build self-esteem, navigate relationship challenges, or manage their depression or anxiety. She especially loves learning as much as she can about an individual before creating a well-rounded treatment plan that addresses all of their needs and goals.

Risha utilizes a therapy approach that is Humanistic, client-centered, and mindful. She does not subscribe to one kind of modality but instead implements specific tools and approaches whenever appropriate. Her approach might be more grounded in psychodynamic therapy when a client first starts seeing her, but it can evolve into something more behavioral and goal-oriented as the client progresses. She particularly enjoys working with clients who want to develop more effective communication skills and become more confident in who they are and what they believe in.

Risha’s passion for her work is evident the moment you meet her, and she strives to help her clients become more empowered and in control of their lives. Her office is located near the 28th Street Broadway subway station.

Message to clients

Hi everyone! I'm so glad you're seeking out ways to feel better and welcome you to contact me to see if I can be a fit! I aim to always provide a very open and positive environment, free of judgment and criticisms and ALL are welcome!


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

Communication skills - Assistance with being more effective in relationships with their partners, their families and their co-workers. Using more effective methods of communication to convey their needs and respond to others in all types of situations.

Emotion regulation - Learning how to identify, express, and manage feelings in safe, in-control ways

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples


Risha Nathan 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: $275 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $275
  • Couples sessions: $300

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Flatiron District practice

220 5th Avenue

Suite 300

New York, NY 10001


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

Online therapy (California) practice


  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2013 - Present

New York University, MSW, 2008

Umass, Amherst, BA, 2001