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Yash Shankar(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Chronic illness- Couples counseling- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Life transitions- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Trauma-
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Professional statement

Yash Shankar is a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York, NY. Yash works with young adults and adults in both individual and couples settings. She is passionate about providing the LGBTQ population with affirming mental health services. Her speciality is supporting clients through loss and reconnection. Many of Yash’s clients have lost their sense of self and wish to live more authentically. They want to realign their life choices, relationships, and routines around what feels meaning for them. Sometimes, they aren’t able to do this because of grief, chronic illness, or burnout.

Yash strives to provide clients with a nonjudgmental, comforting place to talk about their stories. She takes the grief journey alongside her clients, helping them face the often scary emotions that come with major change. Yash practices meaning-centered psychotherapy and Complicated Grief Therapy, as well as Emotion Focused Therapy. Her therapy is trauma-informed, as she encourages clients to work through their feelings at their own pace so as not to push them into fear reactions.

Yash earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. She recognizes the many ways that systems of oppression impact people’s daily lives, and takes social justice and feminist lenses to mental health.


New York: 096946


English, Tamil


Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

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

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

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

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

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


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

Locations & Hours


Yash Shankar 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:$175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (55min)

Therapy Groups

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Nursing Resilience Support Group

A space for nurses to process vicarious trauma, burnout, and the moral distress that accompanies compassionate patient care in a complex health system.