Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York Accepting Online
Updated October 20, 2020

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 individuals, couples, and families in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. 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 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+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $175
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Therapist's note

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

Zev can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Work and Education

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


Languages

English