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Stephanie Manes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Couples counseling-Relationships-Anxiety-LGBTQIA topics-ADHD-Stress management-
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Professional statement

Stephanie Manes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in New York, offering virtual therapy to adults, young adult and couples. As a couples therapist, she helps clients disentangle from conflict, restructure communication, recover after infidelity, re-evaluate relationships, navigate co-parenting, etc. Stephanie provides one-on-one therapy to help her clients improve their relationship with themselves and the world around them, and works extensively with high-performing professionals and artists manage the stress of succeeding in New York City.

Stephanie is a sex-positive therapist and welcomes clients from all gender identifications, sexual orientations, and relationship preferences.

Stephanie's work is tailored to meet the needs and goals of each client. She draws from extensive training in several modalities and theoretical frameworks, including advanced training at the Ackerman Institute for Families, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, and with thought-leaders in the Buddhist psychology and other spiritual traditions. Stephanie also holds a law degree and is a trained mediator. She continues to train and supervise other therapists in the field of couples therapy.

Message to clients

I believe wholeheartedly that there is no shame in struggling (it usually signals growth ahead) and that we meet our struggles best with the help of others. I offer a place of non-judgement, where I help people develop insight, a sense of cohesion and authenticity, and resilience in the face of challenges.

Work and Education

Private practice
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Adjunct Faculty
Ackerman Institute Center for Families and Health, Clinical Consultant
Hallowell Center for ADHD, Consulting Couples and Family Therapist

Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute, Certificate in Spiritually Informed Psychotherapy, 2021
Center for Mediation, Certificate in Divorce and Family Mediation, 2016
Ackerman Institute, Certificate Couples and Family Therapy, 2009
NYU School Social Work, MSW, 2006
Brooklyn Law School, JD, 1995




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

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

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

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

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


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

Locations & Hours


Stephanie Manes 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
  • Sliding scale:$225 - $250
  • Couples sessions:$300

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