Valerie Oltarsh-McCarthy, LCSW, MPH, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She works closely with adults through a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, grief, multicultural challenges, and life transitions. Having received extensive post-graduate training at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Valerie's particular expertise is helping clients heal from grief, loss, and trauma. She gently guides clients through the coping process, offering support, validating their feelings, and helping them work through complex emotions.
Valerie works primarily from a psychodynamic psychoanalytic approach to help clients change through self-recognition of subconscious thoughts and emotions. Empathetic and insightful, she is attuned to the needs of her clients and is excited to collaborate with each individual toward finding personal fulfillment.
Valerie has a special interest in working with immigrants. As program director at the New York Association for New Americans, Valerie worked to help integrate immigrants into their new milieu. In her practice, she is committed to helping newcomers and others navigate issues of identity and adaptation. Her office is located steps away from the 72nd Street Broadway subway station.