Barbara Mazzarella


Barbara Mazzarella


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW, ACSW - R050093-1
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

Evening Availability


New York City, New York 10017

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My Approach to Helping

Good mental health is a precious commodity! It is also essential if you're to have a fair shot at living a fulfilling and satisfying life. The kind of life, I believe, is every human being's natural birthright. If you have been feeling too sad for too long, too fearful to experience all life has to offer, too much shame and guilt over behaviors too difficult to stop on your own, please reach out and call me. The kind of psychotherapy I provide is collaborative, interactive; timed & tailored to your specific needs. It can be a powerful tool for healing old traumas, negative core-self beliefs, and problematic behaviors. The kind that might have been holding you back in life, in your career and in your relationships of the present day. In addition to my general practice, I also offer specialized treatment and expertise for people struggling with Sex & Love Addiction, (including compulsive internet activity), sexual inhibition, substance abuse and other troubling behaviors. Have you recently discovered that your partner has been sexually compulsive outside your committed relationship? You have experienced a disorienting trauma--a rupture in your perception of what you thought was your reality. But there is hope! Psychotherapy can help you regain your emotional "footing" and improve upon your existing and future relationships, including the most important one of all--the relationship you have with yourself!

More Info About My Practice

Drawing upon a solid foundation of postgraduate psychoanalytic education & clinical training, along with nearly 25 years of treatment experience, I feel truly privileged to "join" with my patients on their individualized paths of therapy and recovery. I use an eclectic approach--combining an interactive, psychodynamic orientation with cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, 12-Step recovery and Inner Child work. I welcome, and am very comfortable, helping people from diverse backgrounds: racial & religious, sexual orientations & gender identities, young adults new to the work force, or older adults in mid or late careers. I also work successfully with people from a wide range of professional fields, including those in the creative & performing arts.

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

I have a speciality in treating sexual addiction and out-of-control sexual behaviors, as well as attachment & relationship issues.
Also skilled in helping partners or spouses who have been traumatized by discovery of their partner's compulsive behaviors.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Relationship Issues, Attachment Disorders, Sex & Love Addiction, Problematic Sexual Behaviors, Internet Pornography Addiction, Spouses of Sex Addicts, Sexual Avoidance, Anorexia & Inhibitions, Fears around Courtship & Dating, Intimacy Concerns, Codependency.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic

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