Elaine O'Connell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
I know it's hard to find the right therapist. Finding a good fit is very important, however, going through profiles, you may not be entirely sure what you're looking for. I recognize how difficult the first step can be and I see your willingness to stick your neck out as gutsy as well as a sign of strength and resilience for which we will build upon. Good therapy reaffirms life,helps you tap into joy and find meaning and pleasure in life, it improves your relationships, and strengthens your self esteem.
Living, loving and working in NYC can be very stressful. My patients use therapy to figure out what gets in the way of finding/keeping love or meaningful friendships, what keeps them "stuck", to come up with ways to manage work stress, burn out and difficult work environments/relationships
Our therapy together will help you understand the roots of your depression & anxiety and become a safe space to try out new skills to cope and manage. In addition, I particularly like working with patients struggling w/obsessive thoughts/compulsions, grief, loss & trauma and children/siblings of those w/mental illness, post partum depression & anxiety
Call or Email Elaine O'Connell for a free phone consultation now - (917) 935-4247


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: NYU/HUNTER
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License No. and State: 082078 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $250
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Optum
  • Oscar
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: New York Presbyterian / End of Life/Grief Counseling
  • Certificate Date: 2013


  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety


  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

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


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017
Elaine O'Connell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York

Elaine O'Connell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW