Shelley L. Anderson

Shelley L. Anderson


American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, ABECSW Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, BCD Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Clinical Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, DCSW Certified Group Psychotherapist, CGP Licensed Psychotherapist Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Hartsdale Not Accepting In-person
Manhattan Accepting In-person

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Updated January 25, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Attachment issues
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Shelley Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located on the UWS of New York and Westchester County. NY. Dr. Anderson has over 35 years of experience helping clients with their mental health. She specializes in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and life transitions. Dr. Anderson’s clients include college students, adults in their 20's through seniors who wish to change something about that person's life.

Dr. Anderson is a compassionate listener who offers a helpful perspective. She helps clients identify their desire, dreams, and needs in their work, relationships, and personal lives. By helping clients identify and understand their call, circumastance growing up, insight development and guidance regarding behavioral change.

Dr. Anderson earned a PhD in Clinical Social Work from New York University. She works with individuals, couples, and families to establish healthy patterns and find fulfillment. Her empathy makes clients feel seen, heard, and acknowledged in their strengths.

Message to clients

Hi. I’m Dr. Shelley Anderson. I have been a dedicated psychotherapist for 35 years. For me there is no personal endeavor of greater value. I’ve devoted my professional life working with persons initially hurting, sad or anxious but wanting to improve the quality of their lives. .

I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. The persons who come to my office or with whom I meet on video have found themselves wrestling with real life difficulties. You may be feeling sadness, worry, disappointment which arise in living, or you may have misconnections with persons with whom you most wish to be in harmony. . Perhaps you have experienced loss, recent or past and live with the pain privately. It is possible you have experienced trauma or cruelty. These issues are true for many of us. These agonies have become the background buzzing of our everyday lives. We may believe we can tune these vibrations out, but they continue to reverberate in our lives and hearts.

If you are seeking help, you need someone with not only skills and experience but with a kind human touch. I listen intently and respectfully. I provide a safe environment to work with you, so we together move toward goals which have up until now seemed to be beyond your grasp.

Relief, playfulness, curiosity, and pleasure belong in all our lives. I'm here to help.

I invite you to contact me.


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

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Shelley Anderson 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: $300 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $225 - $300
  • Initial session: $360 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $450 (90min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $450 (90min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Individual sessions are 60 minutes and the fee is $250. Couples and/or family sessions are 90 minutes. The fee is $360. Payment is expected at the close of each session. At the end of the month I give a bill with proper codes, paid in full which clients can submit to their insurance providers for posssible reimbursement. I encourage people to check with their insurance provider to see about reimbursment. It varies from company to company.

In certain circumstances I do consider negotiating a fee ($225) if the patient is committed to therapy and finances are truly a hardship. Sometimes millenials parents' pay the therapy bill. In these cases I do encourage people in their 20's and thirties when working on being more independent to contribute something of their own income to their therapy if realistic.

Some clients prefer to pay out of pocket as they do not want the insurance company to have personal information regarding very personal events.


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 11:00-7:00 PM
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 1 PM- 8 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
140 Riverside Drive, 1-O, New York, New York 10024
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 1:00PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Hartsdale practice
Not 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 9:00 AM-6:30 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 44 years

Self Employed/FT, Psychotherapist, Private Practice (with young adults - seniors, 2006 - Present
Self Employed/ PT, Psychotherapist, Private Practice (focus on adults of all ages), 1983 - Present
Four Winds Hospital, Director of Adolescent Inpatient Division, 1991 - 2006
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, Adjunct Faculty, 2002 - 2005
Fordham University, Adjunct Faculty, 2003 - 2004
Four Winds Hospital, Director of Clinical Social Work Department, 1986 - 1991
New York University, Assistant Director of Graduate Social Work Admissions, 1985 - 1986
Four Winds Hospital, Program Director, 1982 - 1986
Four Winds Hospital, Team leader, 1981 - 1982
Catholic Charities, Psychotherapist/ Outpatient Clinic, 1980 - 1981

William Zangwill, Ph.D, Completed EMDRIA basic EMDR Training, 2016
NYU, Ph.D., 1992
NYU, Advanced Cetificate in Clinical Social Work, 1984
NYU, MSW, 1980


New York: 024864-R