Karen Dubin-McKnight PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work in New York City, New York, 10168

Karen Dubin-McKnight


Karen Dubin-McKnight


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Life Coach, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 074336
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $200 for Individual Psychotherapy sessions
$300 for Couples Counseling sessions
$400 for Family Therapy sessions
$250/hr for case consultation
$200/hr for clinical supervision
Evening Availability


New York City, New York 10168

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My Approach to Helping

Are you feeling exhausted? Is there a decision you feel like you need to make that is weighing on you? Perhaps you are at the crossroads and are stuck. Or, the ways in which you have been coping are no longer working.

More importantly, do you have difficulty getting out of bed and starting your day? Does sometimes going to work make you physically sick, or you notice on work days you more frequently have headaches, stomach upset, pains in your shoulders, neck, and legs? Do you work in an environment where you feel like you always have to be on alert? Has that once exciting workplace environment become a place you dread to be?

If any of this sounds familiar, it may be time to seek professional support from someone who understands that experience and who can help you make the change you need in your life, for you, your loved ones, and in your career. You will then start living life to its full potential. Contact Karen for a free phone consultation to find out if she is the right fit for you to help you get the support you need and make the progress you deserve.

More Info About My Practice

Dr. Dubin-McKnight is a licensed clinical social worker who provides mental health services in New York City. She received clinical training at Columbia University and has more than 18 years of professional experience treating adults, teenagers, and families affected by trauma and work-related stress. Dr. Dubin-McKnight also provides care to individuals experiencing relationship issues, grief, loss, depression, and anxiety. People who need assistance with psychopharmacology can receive aid from her partner Mardoche Sidor, MD, a Harvard and Columbia trained psychiatrist with four board certifications.

For the past 15 years, Dr. Dubin-McKnight has coached and supervised students and professionals to help them plan their career path. She received her PhD in social work from Adelphi University.

My Role as a Therapist

I use tools and techniques from a variety of evidence-based modalities such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. My training and experience allow me to accompany you on your therapeutic journey rather than direct it. My approach is multidimensional and collaborative. I firmly believe you are the most qualified person in your own life and my role is to empower you to reach your full potential.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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