Therapists Specializing in Domestic Violence in New York

Domestic violence involves any type of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse within a relationship or family. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and it often has a huge impact on the mental and physical health of those who experience it. People who are subjected to, under the threat of, or have witnessed domestic violence may struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, and/or substance abuse.

If you or someone you know is at risk of harm, safety is the first priority. Having the support of a trusted therapist during the process of planning how to leave can be of great benefit. Once you are safe, therapy can help you heal from the psychological effects of domestic violence. Though people react in different ways when faced with stressful and potentially dangerous situations, many providers take a trauma-informed approach to therapy.

The therapists in New York below can help you work through your experiences, develop coping strategies, and heal. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for their expertise in domestic violence and the provision of clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Joe  Atanasio

Joe Atanasio

Online Sessions, NY

72-10 112th Street, Forest Hills, NY, 11375

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $180 per session

I would be honored to join you on your journey of becoming your best self. I strive to engage my clients with a nonjudgmental approach that facilitates building insight, personal meaning, and emotional management.


Stacie  Woodland

Stacie Woodland

33 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011

156 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10010

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $150 per session

I create a safe, non judgmental space where you can explore feelings of shame, sadness and anger. I take an active approach in your treatment rather than be a passive observer.


Alexander  Rascovar

Alexander Rascovar

26 West 9th Street, New York, NY, 10011

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $200 per session

Are you someone in a creative industry struggling with anxiety and self doubt? Maybe you have a strong need to be accepted by others and never quite feel good enough. If you feel like you’re struggling with perfectionism, imposter syndrome, creative blocks, and anxiety in your life, you do not have to struggle with this alone. Therapy can help you gain insights and skills that help you to feel more creative, happy, and less anxious. I help you build mindful awareness and acceptance of your thoughts and feelings. I’m excited to help you in your process of self exploration and growth. Please do not hesitate to contact me to schedule a consultation and learn more about how I can help you.


Lucy  Bichsel

Lucy Bichsel

352 7th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 - $220 per session

When you feel hopelessly stuck, either alone or with your partner, you don't see any good choices. There is a better way, and you can find it in therapy.


Betsy  Schur Levy

Betsy Schur Levy

174 East 74th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $400 per session

Psychotherapy is an incredibly supportive and important opportunity for self-discovery and personal change. I work to foster an open and empathic relationship with all patients through which they can explore, identify, and understand their primary issues, strengths, and weaknesses and work to change maladaptive patterns. I work both in a dynamic and ego supportive context.


Andrea  Swenson

Andrea Swenson

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Beacon Health Options, Emblem Health, GHI
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

Life is full of beginnings and ends. The movement between that can be stressful. If you find this becoming beyond your control, I can help. Together we can work on goals and concrete steps to ensure that moving forward is safe and rewarding.


Gerry  Fontan

Gerry Fontan

1201 Broadway, New York, NY, 10001

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $250 per session

It isn’t easy to face our fears and confront the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that we have been avoiding and trying to distract ourselves from. Therapy can help you to stop avoiding these challenging aspects of your life while working towards the attainment of your goals and a more rich, full and meaningful life. It is my mission to help guide you along this journey in a manner that is collaborative and respectful of where you are in the process. I provide individual psychotherapy for adults as well as coaching and consultation services for career related concerns and those experiencing life transitions.


Hadar  Schwartz

Hadar Schwartz

308 West 104th Street, New York, NY, 10025

295 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10017

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $250 per session

I know that it can be hard to consider starting therapy. But in looking at this profile, you have already taken the first step. When you're ready, please reach out. I look forward to meeting you, understanding your struggles, and creating a plan to help you achieve your goals.


Dylan  West

Dylan West

125 East 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10010

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Finding the right therapist can be a tough and even daunting experience. It's difficult to tell if a therapist is right for you based on a blurb, photo or even a video. I don't claim to know that we'll be a perfect fit but if I believe I can help you, I'll tell you. If not, I'll refer you to someone who I think can. I regard myself as a warm and compassionate therapist who is supportive as well as direct and challenging when required. I am passionate about my work and find it fulfilling and energizing.

The majority of my post-graduate psychotherapy training is in the field of Gestalt therapy and so I emphasize present moment awareness. My experience tells me that deepening awareness of thoughts, feelings and behaviors is the first step toward gaining relief, healing and experiencing positive change.

Although I believe in general guiding principles, I don't believe 'one size fits all' so, together, we'll collaborate to develop a course of therapy based on your specific needs. I look forward to hearing from you.


Staci  Perelman

Staci Perelman

276 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

There are times in life when we feel stuck, unable to move forward in the ways we would like, when our familiar ways of coping don't work as well as they once did. Sometimes we can look to our life and see success, accomplishment, friends and family, but we still feel like something is missing or incomplete. Or perhaps we want more for ourselves, but cannot imagine how to get there, or even what the 'more' looks like.
Therapy can be a tremendous help to overcome these hurdles and push forward. By giving yourself the opportunity to uncover the obstacles in your path, you can learn:
To make different choices for yourself
To create other possibilities in your life
To increase your self-reflective capabilities
Many people seek therapy in a time of crisis to get relief from symptoms, when issues in life feel pressing and time feels of the utmost importance. My approach is to work in the here and now, focusing on the issues that brought you in to therapy, working together to create immediate goals to focus on that will move you forward. While at the same time helping you understand where these present day struggles may fit in the broader fabric of your life and history. I feel that there should be a balance between concrete goals, coping strategies, direct feedback and understanding where current life issues fit into your personal history, life and who you are.
I work collaboratively with our clients, fostering a safe environment where all aspects of the self can be explored. In doing so, I hope to help you unlock hidden parts of yourself and help you get to the places in life you want to go.


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