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Robin Friedman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R
New York
Trauma-Mindfulness-Loss and grief-Depression-Anxiety-
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Professional statement

Robin Friedman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who helps individuals 18 and older around stress, trauma, life transition, relationship issues, parenting problems, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss.

Robin's professional work is founded on the belief that all people, regardless of age or circumstance, have the capacity to learn and grow and to enhance their personal well-being. As a therapist, she partners with her clients to explore present difficulties or past traumas. Through a supportive therapeutic process, Robin's clients discover and build upon their own inner strengths and resources, which they learn to rely upon outside of therapy in their daily lives.

Robin's professional orientation is rooted in humanistic and developmental psychological perspectives. Her approach combines a healthy balance of support and challenge – with the goal of growth and learning always in mind. She uses traditional and alternative techniques that are focused in the “here and now” and at times are experimental. As a therapist, she is a perceptive, active listener who provides a warm, safe atmosphere where patients can express their inner life at their own pace.

Message to clients

As human beings, we are innately adaptive creatures. Our ability to learn and grow exists throughout our life span.

As a therapist, I use a range of tools that include mindfulness techniques to help you reconnect to your own capacity to move towards health and enhanced personal well-being. Additionally, I am trained in and frequently use Gestalt experiments, and EMDR to help lessen the impact of distress on your life.

My offices are located in NYC’s Flatiron District and in Harrison, NY. and I see patients during daytime and evening hours. Contact me if you are curious about individual counseling and psychotherapy services and would like to explore if this service is right for you.

Work and Education

Private Practice
Co- Founder of Lotus Psychotherapy
Cape Cod Institute, Mindfulness Skills Trainer
Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, 4 year Clinical Fellowship Program
Certified Gestalt Practitioner

EMDRIA, Certified EMDR Practitioner, 2016
EMDR Institute, Basic Trainings I and II EMDR Partnership with Children Clinical Social Work, 2000
Hunter College School of Social Work, MSW, 1996


New York: 79327




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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Robin Friedman is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$225 - $250
  • Initial session:$250 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
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