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Tobi Zausner(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New JerseyFloridaIllinoisNew York
Anxiety - Depression- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- Trauma-Childhood trauma-

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Professional statement

Dr. Tobi Zausner is a PhD Research Psychologist and an LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Located in New York City, she meets with patients by telehealth from New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Illinois. Dr. Zausner, who works with adults, ages18 and older, specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma. Whether the trauma comes from abuse in childhood, sexual assault, loss, grief, illness, interpersonal relations, environmental toxicity, or socio-political disasters, Dr. Zausner helps patients address the origin of their symptoms and build a personal goal of walking more freely into a new and healthier life.

To assist individuals on their path toward wellness, Dr. Zausner works in multiple clinical modalities. In addition to psychodynamic or talk therapy, she utilizes clinical hypnosis, EMDR, guided meditation, Internal Family Systems, relaxation/stress reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, energy psychology, and motivational interviewing. Each modality is personalized for the individual patient. Offering a variety of methods is important because emotional issues may resolve more effectively with one therapeutic modality than another.

Dr. Zausner received her PhD from New York University and her Master of Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College-CUNY. Dr. Zausner is also a visual artist with works in museums and private collections and has authored two books. Her first book, When Walls Become Doorways: Creativity and the Transforming Illness, shows how physical illness can become a turning point to a new and more creative life. Her second book, The Creative Trance: Altered States of Consciousness and the Creative Process, published by Cambridge University Press, reveals that we are in an altered state of consciousness during creativity and that throughout history, daydreams have changed the world.

Message to clients

Wellness, happiness, and self-evolution are positive goals in life and in your therapy. As a therapist, I am here to listen to you and help you on your path to attain them. We all have greater potential than we realize, but often our inherent abilities are not available to us because they may be hidden by stress, depression, anxiety, or trauma. In examining your difficulties together, we can work to uncover their causes and turn hardships into strength.

In psychotherapy, there is no such thing as “one size fits all,” so your therapeutic process will be flexible, tailored to your own needs, and revised as those needs are met and changed. That is why I work in multiple therapeutic modalities. You may respond more fully to one method than another, and your specific issues may be addressed more successfully with different methods of treatment.

We all have a healthy Self within, a part of us that remains uninjured and completely whole, no matter what difficulties life may bring. In therapy we can work to have that part come forward for a more realized and fulfilling life.

Work and Education

American Society for Clinical Hypnosis - ASCH, Certificate, 2018
ACEP - Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Certificate, 2013
New York University - Spirituality and Social Work, Certificate, 2012
EMDRIA - EMDR Association, Certificate, 2011
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College-CUNY, MSW, 2010
New York University, PhD, 1993


New York: 082414 - New Jersey: 44SC05711800 - Florida: TPSW2828 - Illinois: 149.024673

Supervisor: Bonnie Lynn Lumagui(LCSW 077455)




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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms


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

Locations & Hours


  • Cigna (in-network in NY, NJ, FL, IL)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO) (in-network in NY, NJ, FL, IL)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (55min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $225