Sky  Koltun

Sky Koltun

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York Accepting Online
Midtown East Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Sky Koltun is a therapist in New York whose approach to therapy is first and foremost holistic; merging the best of traditional and evidence-based clinical psychotherapy with philosophy and neuroscience. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in which clients focus on the present, as well as dynamic approaches that entail exploring elements of a client's past that has contributed to who they are today.

Sky's practice is eclectic and often includes such methods as “Tapping” or EFT; Internal Family Systems; The Sedona Method; Narrative Therapy; and Behavioral approaches.

Sky's clients are individuals and couples that seek practical tools for living that will increase their capacity to use healthy and adaptive coping skills to address major life challenges, increase insight, and improve communication.

Sky received her master’s degree from Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work with a focus on Mental Health and Human Sexuality. She specializes in working with couples, adults, and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction/recovery & 12 Step programs, issues related to sexuality, relationship issues, family conflict, life transitions, career confusion, and loss.


Message to clients

“People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. ... I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell

Have you ever had the thought: “If only I could just stop [Fill in the blank] my life would be so much better”? Well, I want to tell you that you are right! Whether you struggle with chronic anxiety or depression, drinking, overeating, toxic relationships, negative thought patterns, low self-esteem, addictive/compulsive behaviors, or any number of self-destructive mental habits that keep you from becoming the fullest expression of your true self you already have an intuitive knowing that this is not who you really are. I am here to help people uncover, discover, and discard the mental habits that keep them feeling ‘stuck.’ I work with people using the tools of traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy; neurobiology, and behavioral approaches, which I merge with (historically) Eastern practices of meditation and mindfulness that are scientifically proven to create long term cognitive and behavioral change. It has been my experience that once we are able to put down behaviors and thought patterns that no longer serve us, we become free to find out who we truly are and live life to the fullest and fully experience the rapture of being alive.


Specialties

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

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

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sky Koltun 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: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (60min)

Location(s)

Midtown East practice
19 West 45th Street, Ste 705, New York, NY 10036
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 Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sun Closed

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 Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Riverdale Mental Health Association, Clinical Psychotherapist & Assistant Director of Admissions
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, Clinical Psychotherapist & Group Facilitator

Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, MSW
New York University, BA


Languages

English