Barbara Reichenthal LCSW, Clinical Social Work in New York City, New York, 10016

Barbara Reichenthal LCSW

Barbara Reichenthal LCSW
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Barbara Reichenthal LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counsellor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - R015761-1
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 27252
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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120 E 34th St 11G
New York City, New York 10016
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Emblem
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan
  • Optum Health
  • Swedish
  • Title
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions

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Life offers many opportunities, but over the course of time we may meet up with some challenges and problems. Sometimes we need to reach out for help in facing anxieties, a bout of depression, a relationship issue, illness, a life transition, a workplace problem or other difficulty. One place to reach out to is therapy. Therapy is a place where you can find someone to listen, to help understand the obstacles, resources and choices involved in dealing with your challenge, and to find some comfort along the way.
I chose therapy as a career because of a strong desire to be of help to people. Whether you are facing new worries or are trying to improve a longer-standing situation, my approach is to listen, offer you feedback about what I am hearing, and with your input, suggest some approaches to begin to handle the situation. I work together with you, to draw on your strengths and to help minimize the difficulties that might be getting in your way. Working together we can set goals for you to achieve relief and improve your situation.

Email or Call Barbara Reichenthal LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 27252

More Info About My Practice

In my opinion, therapy works best when it is regularly scheduled. To help with the expense, I work with many insurance companies and if I am a participating provider on your plan, you will pay only a co-payment once your deductible is met. If I am not covered by your plan, you may submit an itemized receipt that I provide to your insurance for reimbursement. The insurance information is not released to your employer. I do have a sliding scale if you are not covered by insurance at all. The insurers I currently am participating directly with are:
Blue Cross (all plans);
Emblem Health;
United Behavioral Health/OPTUM;
Value Options.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

If you are unsure if therapy is "for you," my suggestion is to try a few sessions. You can see one person for a few sessions, or schedule two or three consultations to see where you feel the best "fit."

Let the therapist know what you find helpful or not in the consultation. If you don't have a good fit, try a different therapist. If you have a repeated experience of not feeling comfortable, perhaps this isn't the best time to start the therapy process. Ask the therapist(s) you consult with for his/her opinion about what other options might work better for you. And if you are going because of feeling depressed or anxious, make sure you have had a medical check-up to rule out any physical causes for your upset; conditions like thyroid (high or low) or anemia, for example, can make you feel blue, "antsy," or depleted.

What Makes up a Problem?

A problem is a situation that causes distress, worry, or worse! Often it comes about because we have a conflict about wanting or needing to do something and yet fearing the consequences, or having different needs that interfere with each other. Or we may want something that is unavailable and it's hard to live with that.

A problem might arise due to an illness, or a financial woe, or disappointment in a loved one that we cannot get over. It might result when we face a loss we cannot get over. Not all of us experience the same trigger as problematic, or it may not have been a problem at a different point in your life.

Our work is to figure out how the problem came about and came to be experienced as a problem at this point in time. From there, we work to figure out how to help resolve some if not all of its impact in your life. The most important thing is that you allow yourself to reveal what the problem is, and as you get to know me, trust that I am not judging you for its development or its influence on you.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Young Adult issues; health and disability issues; life transitions; general anxiety; depression; relationships and the issues noted above

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Psychodynamic

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