Shahar  Lion
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Shahar Lion


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
New York Accepting In-person

I am available for in person at my office and virtual session on zoom.

I have availability during the weekdays.

Updated May 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Shahar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, based in New York City for the past 23 years. She works with clients in person at her office in Chelsea and virtually, via Zoom. Shahar's areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, relationship issues and trauma. She has treated people from all cultures, identities, and walks of life. Many of Shahar’s clients come in when they experience life transition, loss, challenges or a need for of a life change.

Shahar is trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and integrates Relational, Interpersonal and Mindfulness modalities. Her unique eclectic approach has been successful in helping her clients to navigate feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression that have impacted their personal and professional relationships.

Shahar believes that transformation happens in collaboration, when one feels heard, safe and understood by a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. In session, together, Shahar and her clients discover and understand the influence of the clients past on present behavior. Through curiosity and creative explorations, clients gain new insights into their life, which empower them to make the change that they want to achieve.

Shahar's unique approach is based on years of experience in clinical psychotherapy, movement analysis and mindfulness.  She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and a postgraduate certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She is also a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) as well as a certified yoga instructor. She has served for over a decade as a senior faculty member at Pratt Institute in the Integrative Mind and Body Program and she is a member of The National Association of Social Workers. Her many years of services holistic approach have helped her clients to make a meaningful shift that is effective in the long run. 

Message to clients

It takes courage and readiness to make a change and just by being here, considering starting therapy, is a big step. I am honored that you are considering starting that journey with me.

I believe that you hold the answers and together we will discover ways to understand you better and explore your inner landscape in a non judgmental lens. With patience, care and commitment, we will slow down and unpack your stories, dreams and experiences. In a safe and supportive environment we will tailor a journey that is unique and meaningful for you.


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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - 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

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

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


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


Shahar Lion 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: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Therapist's note

I have a few sliding scale available upon request. If needed, we discuss this during our free initial consultation.


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8am - 8pm
  • Wed 1:30pm - 8pm
  • Thu 8am - 8pm
  • Fri 8am-1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

New York practice
150 W28 Street , 1901, New York, New York 10001
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 1pm-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Private Practice: TrueThriver, Private Practice , 2017 - Present
Training Institute of Mental Health, Licensed Psychotherapist, 2012 - 2015

Training Institute of Mental Health , Postgraduate Degree Psychodynamic Psychotherapy , 2015
New York University, Masters Clinical Social Work, 2012
SUNY, Bachelor's human behavior, 2010
Avni Institute , Art Diploma, 2000


New York: 091550-01