Courtney Minarsky


Courtney Minarsky


Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a certified professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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 provide a free initial phone consultation, i offer sliding scale
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


157 E 86th St
Floor 5
New York, New York 10028

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My Approach to Helping

I am a licensed clinical social worker with advanced training in the treatment of families and couples. I help individuals and couples communicate better, break their negative cycles, enhance their ability to express emotions and generally feel more seen and heard by the meaningful people in their lives. With a focus on personal insight and self-compassion, I provide empathy, safety and guidance to my clients throughout the therapeutic process.

My approach to therapy is collaborative, practical and encouraging. I specialize in helping people listen and understand their own needs and to accept their genuine selves so that they can engage with the world and the people close to them in more satisfying ways. I help my clients improve closeness to important others, enhance intimacy and fun in their relationships, and resolve relationship issues with solutions we determine together by tapping into each person's unique internal resources. I teach couples how to create a safe, relaxed space where both partners can express themselves and feel validated.

More Info About My Practice

I work collaboratively with each client as a unique individual with their own needs and desires for change. I help people become more accepting of themselves so that they can make whatever changes they would like to make. My commitment is to the well-being and satisfaction of my clients and I welcome individuals and couples (both same-sex and heterosexual) who are looking to improve, heal and enjoy their lives.

It is important to feel comfortable and at east with the therapist you choose. I offer a free ten-minute phone consultation to potential clients seeking individual or couples counseling. This is an opportunity to get a feel for one another and determine if working together will be right for you.

To schedule a free initial consultation or to schedule an appointment, please contact me by email or phone. I'm happy to listen to what you are experiencing and answer any questions you may have.

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

I specialize in relationships. Feeling close to other people especially in a romantic way is a basic human need, yet it can be extremely painful. If relationships are hard for you, you aren't alone and you aren't at fault. We are all doing the best we can navigating the world of connections, feelings and intimacy with what we were taught. I can help you understand why you are struggling with connecting to your partner and ways that you can heal and change the way you interact so that you may feel loved, cherished and truly understood by each other. My approach to couples therapy is to create a safe space where both partner can feel heard and I will guide you by providing tips on how to maintain a sense of closeness even at times of conflict.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women, Men, Pre-marital and marital, Same-sex couples

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic

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