Karen Mruk, LCSW
Karen Mruk, LCSW

Verified Credentials

  • Profession(s):

    Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Coaching

  • License Status:

    I'm a licensed professional.

  • Primary License:


My Approach to Helping
I believe the key to any successful therapy is a genuine connection between patient and therapist. I have an active and dynamic style that reflects my unique life experience. I am psychoanalytically trained and believe in integrating a therapeutic approach that's right for you in a safe, empathic environment. My theoretical orientation is Relational, but I do incorporate other approaches to best suit your needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship can facilitate change by working through pervasive patterns in your life that were set in motion in the past and simply don't work anymore. By understanding and accepting the events of the past, your present life can be more fulfilling and satisfying.


More Info About My Practice
I work with Individuals and Couples and have a specialty in working with Actors, Performing and Creative Artists. I work on a sliding scale and my fees range from $125-175 per session. I do not charge for the initial consultation and I am an Out-of-Network Provider which means you can be reimbursed for your sessions through your insurance company.


Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Do you feel that the enthusiasm and excitement you once felt for your career or significant other is no longer in the forefront? Are you fantasizing of ways to reinvent yourself so you can feel good again about what you do everyday at work? Can you remember when you last felt passionate about your work or interpersonal relationships? If you've answered yes to any of these questions you may be feeling depressed and anxious. In our work together we can look at these questions and find solutions to the confusion you may be feeling with the goal of getting your life back on track.

Services I Provide
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
  • Adults
Languages I Speak
  • English
Groups I Work With
Actors, Performing and Creative Artists, Career Changes or Transitions, Helping professionals
Therapy Approaches I Use
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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Karen Mruk, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00924


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Locations and Maps
Office 1: Union Square
24 East 12th Street
Suite 505
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Concerns and Issues I Help With
  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness