Robin Zarel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, Manhattan who sees both individuals and couples and specializes in work stress, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, and relationship challenges. With a background in Employee Assistance, Robin is intimately aware of the challenges clients face in the workplace, from feeling stuck, unmotivated, and overwhelmed in their careers, to contemplating making a change, pursuing promotions, cultivating strengths, and building confidence. She is dedicated to helping clients decrease stress, identify and remove barriers that are holding them back, and find greater balance in their lives.
Robin works with her clients to develop an individualized treatment plan based on their needs and goals. She enjoys incorporating breathwork, meditation, self-hypnosis, and visualizations, especially for clients who are experiencing anxiety. She is also trained in Clinical Hypnosis, which has been particularly effective with clients who want to quit smoking or manage their weight.
Robin has over three decades of experience in private practice and is passionate about the work she does. She continually attends trainings on new treatment approaches and looks for ways to incorporate them into her practice. She cares deeply about each of her clients and wants what’s best for them. She looks forward to meeting you at her office conveniently located just steps from the 57th Street and 59th Street Columbus Circle subway stations.
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
Career counseling - Building clarity and confidence while working toward both personal and professional development; designing a fulfilling work life
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Clinical hypnosis - A trance-like state that helps people to more open to accepting suggestions and addressing issues like overeating, smoking, weight loss and management, fear of flying, athletic performance, sleep challenges, public speaking, and pain management
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Robin Zarel is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
During COVID-19, Robin is offering sliding scale/reduced fee sessions to health care professionals and essential workers.
Robin can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 1983 - Present
Fashion Institute of Technology, EAP Coordinator, 1990 - Present
Hunter College School of Social Work, MSW, 1977
University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA, 1974
Center for the Advancement & Training in Clinical Hypnosis, Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, 2009
The Psychoanalytic Training Institute for New York Counseling & Guidance Service, Certificate Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1984