Libby Kessman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Libby Kessman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


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161 West 88th Street
Suite 2B
New York, NY 10024
(646) 351-1748

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Announcement icon During the COVID-19 crisis period, I will conduct sessions by telephone, Skype, or FaceTime.
I want to help you empower yourself with love and self-acceptance. I approach the psychotherapy process in an interactive manner, and I view it as helping create new options. To this end, I integrate spontaneity and creativity in my work. I serve diverse populations, believing that "we are all more human than otherwise." My blog, Musings to Mull Over, accessible via this URL: musingstomullover.wordpress.com/, can give you a flavor of my approach and thinking. I welcome your comments and feedback on the site.
Often the primary impetus to seek help is in the areas of love (relationship difficulties) and work (stress, career confusion, and the like). Self-esteem issues are frequently at the root of these problems. Our work together can help you develop more confidence and effectiveness in navigating these areas of your life.
I've presented and taught on money issues, stress management, and hope. I believe our capacity to grow and change is open-ended throughout the life span, and I see treatment as a way of creating hope if you feel stuck at this point in your life.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Self payment
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • License: New York / 022918
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 1979

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Institute for the Psychotherapies
  • Certificate Date: 1987
  • Certificate: Ackerman Institute for the Family/ICEEFT
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Location

161 West 88th Street
Suite 2B
New York, NY 10024
(646) 351-1748
Ask about video and phone sessions

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Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Creative and performing artists
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • Eclectic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Libby is a kind, thoughtful, and highly trained therapist. I highly recommend her.
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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Libby Kessman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York

Libby Kessman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW