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