Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: The Virtual Counselors
Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, District Of Columbia, Washington, Colorado, California, Connecticut Not Accepting Online

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Updated April 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Infidelity
  • Behavioral addictions
  • Trauma
  • Families
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Zev Berkowitz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing online therapy to Children, individuals, couples, and families in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts Maryland, Colorado, California and Washington. His practice focuses on relationship challenges, particularly when the relationship has been impacted by communication issues, behavioral addictions, or breaches of trust. He works with both couples and individuals who find painful experiences of the past or current symptoms of anxiety, depression, and maladaptive coping are holding them back from the authentic relationships they desire.

Zev’s goal is to help clients feel more connected, heard, and seen. He has unique expertise in supporting clients who struggle with behavioral addiction, including sex addiction, helping them to recognize how their current behaviors are rooted in the past and increasing their ability to sit with negative emotions and choose more productive ways to cope. When working with couples and families, Zev offers a safe, neutral environment where all voices can be heard. He carefully supports clients to sort through complicated relationship dynamics, heal old wounds, and communicate with greater mutual understanding.

Zev’s style is active, goal-oriented, and collaborative. Throughout therapy, he frequently checks in with clients to ensure the skills you practice in session are transferable to the real world, and that you see real progress towards treatment goals. Zev is excited to welcome new clients for both short-term, solution-focused therapy, and longer-term, healing care.


Message to clients

All you need to bring to therapy is an open mind and a willingness to explore. I am a very interactive therapist; I give a lot of feedback and guidance. In my work with individuals, I help people see how they developed the coping skills and defense mechanisms they did, and how to begin recognizing them in a less judgmental way. I also teach couples new communication skills: how to rebuild trust and safety after a breach, how to mirror one another, ways to validate and empathize. We work on breaking bad patterns and create healthier ones using positivity and appreciations.

It's so rewarding to help children, couples and families heal old and current wounds, and to see my clients use therapy as a way to soar to new emotional freedoms. Please don't be in pain anymore: contact me so we can set goals together, develop healthier ways of coping, and watch you blossom


Specialties

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

Infidelity - Helping couples rebuild trust and navigate the effects of infidelity on their relationship

Behavioral addictions - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

Families - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans

Zev Berkowitz is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $175
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (60min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Please note that Zev does not accept any form of Medicaid.

We try to work with every client to the best of our ability to make it work financially.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9PM
  • Tue 9am-9PM
  • Wed 9am-9PM
  • Thu 9am-9PM
  • Fri 9am-9PM
  • Sat By appointment Inquire for hours
  • Sun By appointment Inquire for hours

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9PM
  • Tue 9am-9PM
  • Wed 9am-9PM
  • Thu 9am-9PM
  • Fri 9am-9PM
  • Sat By appointment Inquire for hours
  • Sun By appointment Inquire for hours

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9PM
  • Tue 9am-9PM
  • Wed 9am-9PM
  • Thu 9am-9PM
  • Fri 9am-9PM
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9PM
  • Tue 9am-9PM
  • Wed 9am-9PM
  • Thu 9am-9PM
  • Fri 9am-9PM
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Online Sessions (Florida)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9pm
  • Tue 9am-9pm
  • Wed 9am-9pm
  • Thu 9am-9pm
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat By Appointment
  • Sun By Appointment

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9pm
  • Tue 9am-9pm
  • Wed 9am-9pm
  • Thu 9am-9pm
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat By Appointment
  • Sun By Appointment

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9pm
  • Tue 9am-9pm
  • Wed 9am-9pm
  • Thu 9am-9pm
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat By Appointment
  • Sun By Appointment

Online Sessions (Washington)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6am-7pm
  • Tue 6am-7pm
  • Wed 6am-7pm
  • Thu 6am-7pm
  • Fri 6am-2pm
  • Sat By appointment Inquire for hours
  • Sun By appointment Inquire for hours

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am-7pm
  • Tue 7am-7pm
  • Wed 7am-7pm
  • Thu 7am-7pm
  • Fri 7am-2pm
  • Sat By appointment Inquire for hours
  • Sun By appointment Inquire for hours

Online Sessions (California)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6am-7pm
  • Tue 6am-7pm
  • Wed 6am-7pm
  • Thu 6am-7pm
  • Fri 6am-7pm
  • Sat By appointment Inquire for hours
  • Sun By appointment Inquire for hours

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9PM
  • Tue 9am-9PM
  • Wed 9am-9PM
  • Thu 9am-9PM
  • Fri 9am-9PM
  • Sat By appointment Inquire for hours
  • Sun By appointment Inquire for hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Private Practice, 2008 - Present
Group Practice, 2003 - 2008
Public School, Psychologist, 1997 - 2003

EMDR, Certificate , 2011
Imago Therapy, Certificate, 2007
Gestalt Association, Certification, 2003
Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy , Certificate , 2001


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"

Zev Berkowitz offers over 20 years of experience in couples counseling, addictions and family issues, with a certificate from the Gottman Institute. He is skilled with CBT interventions for anxiety and depression... He is highly approachable, caring, and quick to respond to the needs of clients and associates.

"

- Tara Moyle, LAC • January 2021

Client testimonials

"

Zev had the ability to listen very well.

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- Zencare client • October 2020
"

Zev was helpful, transparent, and kind.

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- Zencare client • September 2020
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In the few minutes that we spent together, I can already tell that Mr. Berkowitz is passionate about what he does and cares about helping people. I’m grateful I found him.

"
- Zencare client • September 2020
"

He was warm, welcoming, and explained how he could help very well.

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- Zencare client • August 2020
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Zev is real! Just talking man to man helps.

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- Zencare client • July 2020
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He listened and asked questions without giving advice.

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- Zencare client • July 2020