Andrea Levin,LCSW

Andrea Levin,LCSW

Professions: Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-R - R-052783
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I have a sliding scale when this is necessary and merited; exploring and sliding the fee is a collaboration, and a conversation.


330 West 58th Street
Suite 611
New York City, New York 10019

My Approach to Helping

It may be a little unorthodox to introduce my practice to you on a negative note. But the truth is that what brought me to Goodtherapy was..."not-good therapy"! My own, as patient. With an intelligent, highly trained practitioner, who knows how to practice good therapy...and didn't.

This got me thinking: How is it that good therapists track? Gold standard skills, compassion, caring, empathy...are, evidently, not enough.

I believe I found the missing piece. To be a good therapist is to be humble. Humility in action is the foundation of safety and success in treatment.

Humility keeps a therapist open, curious, and honest - and keeps this honesty respectful. It acknowledges your power as a patient - to really let me know how my words and actions affect you, knowing this helps me help you.

Emotional pain is rooted in lived experience, and only new experience can touch it. Symptoms are distressing, but feeling trapped, alone, or unreachable within them is...unbearable. It's likely that the emotional events that caused your distress were experienced in this way: Alone and unbearable. Therapy is a healing conversation, and it heals by giving you a new experience, one that unfolds as you relate your experience to me, and I relate to you.

So we undo your aloneness together; you'll find me respectfully wondering about little things I notice, moment to moment, as you tell your story - the glimpses of feeling that accompany your words - the music of your problem, so to speak. This is a gentle process, and very, very powerful. It orients you to yourself and your "problem" in a new way - with safety, sometimes surprising speed, and depth.

Humility in action give me the power to heal, and is the basis of the two models I rely on to help others (Sue Johnson's EFT for couples and families, and Diana Fosha's AEDP for individuals. "Undoing aloneness" is a term of Dr. Fosha's). This site provides good information on both.

More Info About My Practice

Because choosing a therapist is such a complex and personal process, I offer a no-obligation initial consultation, by phone or in person. If I'm not the right person for you, I will try to make a good referral. I am not on insurance panels; I do use a sliding scale when the situation merits.

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

Couples and families in conflict, crisis, and quandary
Treatment of the professional writer, artist, and performing artist
Life-cycle issues ('quarter-life', mid-life, career change, retirement)
Trauma history affecting the Now / PTSD
Cross-cultural / Racial issues
Panic and other Anxiety Disorders, from mild to severe
Depression, mood disorders

How Psychotherapy Can Help

We work deeply - without fast-forwarding past the hard parts - but without losing precious time.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Russian

Groups I Work With

    Russian speaking, LGBTQ, Couples and Families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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