Carl Nelke, MA, LCSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
My purpose is to provide you treatment that works with your specific needs, whether with addictions, ACA, codependency/relationship issues, LGBT issues, or chronic illness like Lyme disease. I will work to best meet your requirements in an integrative, mindful, professional, sincere, and holistic fashion. I've been in practice for 20 years and am educated in various modalities, and I incorporate various schools of training, medical research, cultures, health, and recovery programs into sessions. It is an emotive, mindful, and curative process which deepens your self-awareness and healing. I am a Lyme Literate Psychotherapist, an integrative ILADS member.
Trained in various modalities post graduate work at Columbia University, I provide an eclectic approach. You receive a personal assessment, then focused, caring treatment that best fits you. For those with chronic illness or immune/health disorders, I work with those interested in non-traditional and traditional therapies.
I have a created a professional, safe, and comfortable atmosphere in Midtown Manhattan which is easily accessible by all forms of transportation. Skype and FaceTime sessions are available. I will help navigate you through your insurance issues if needed. Please feel free to contact me with questions you have.
Call or Email Carl Nelke for a free phone consultation now - (212) 989-7303


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 1995
  • License No. and State: 052266 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $220
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • 1199SEIU
  • Any with PPO plan provisions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Teachers College, Columbia University / MA, Developmental and Ed. Psy.
  • Year graduated: 1993

Carl Nelke's Groups


This group caters to men and women and addresses in particular relationship issues. Intimacy, sex, attachment, detachment, boundaries, identification, ACA, ACOA, labeling of feelings, codependency, addiction, workplace issues, etc. are some of the keywords. Role playing, psychodrama, and other modalities can be utilized. Insurance reimbursed if ones plan qualifies. Sliding scale on a case by case basis.

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Psychological Support for 12 Steppers

This is a group that acts in conjunction with ones 12 Step Recovery Program. It is NOT a substitute for 12 Step meetings, sponsorship, etc. It augments one's 4th Step experience and supports the deeper psychological constructs surrounding family of origin issues, codependency in relationships, and other issues which impede second stage recovery and beyond. Three months of recovery is required. Insurance reimbursed if ones plan qualifies. Sliding scale on a case by case basis.

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Working With Lyme Disease/Chronic Illness

This is an open to both genders ongoing group that focuses on the psychological aspects of the treatment of immune disorders (Lyme disease, Epstein Barr Virus, HIV/AIDS, Crohn's, etc.), those working with traditional and non-traditional means. Based on the research of Henry Scammell, Bransfield, Burrescano, Mercola, Nicolson, Horowitz, Gruber, Kellman,, and others, treatments, education, and the psychology of illness discussed. Insurance reimbursed if ones plan qualifies. Sliding scale on a case by case basis.

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  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Gay


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Lyme Disease/Chronic Illness
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Design Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Naturopathic/Integrative Wellness
  • Object Relational
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 01 May 2017
Carl Nelke, MA, LCSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York

Carl Nelke

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, LLC