Barbara Mazzarella LCSW-R, ACSW, Clinical Social Work in New York City, New York, 10016

Barbara Mazzarella


Barbara Mazzarella


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

Fees: $200.00 for a 50-minute session.
Evening Availability


280 Madison Avenue
Suite 708
New York City, New York 10016

My Approach to Helping

In a safe, supportive environment we will work together to identify and gently move you past the thoughts, attitudes, feelings and behaviors that have been keeping you from living a more joyful and fulfilling life. In addition to maintaining a general practice, I offer specialized treatment and expertise for clients struggling with Sex & Love Addiction, (including compulsive internet activity), sexual inhibition & anorexia, as well as codependent behaviors. Drawing upon a solid foundation of postgraduate psychoanalytic education & other clinical training, my therapeutic approach is determined, first and foremost, by your individual situation and specific needs. When appropriate, I combine an interactive, psychodynamic orientation with such diverse methodologies as cognitive-behavorial, EMDR, 12-Step recovery and Inner Child work. I welcome, and work sensitively with, clients from a broad range of backgrounds, sexual orientations & professions, including many from the creative & performing arts, or those engaged in high public profile positions. In addition to individual sessions, I also work within the Group therapy modality. These once weekly psychodynamic, process-oriented groups focus upon recovery from sexually addictive-anorexic behaviors. A safe, intimate (limited to 6-7 members), confidential & comfortable setting supports deep, rich experiential sharing among participants at various stages of recovery. A powerful clinical supplement to one's individual treatment &/or current 12 Step recovery work.

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

I have a speciality in treating sexual addiction and codependent behaviors.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Sex & Love Addiction, Internet Pornography Addiction, Spouses of Sex Addicts, Sexual Avoidance, Anorexia & Inhibitions, Fears around Courtship & Dating, Intimacy Concerns, Codependency.

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
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic

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