Matthew Tratner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Matthew Tratner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Amy Gottheimer, LCSW, #079136
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 117167
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: $100-$200 per session
Free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

928 Broadway
Suite 500
New York City, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

My goal is to support my client in providing objectivity, knowledge, and tools for change as well as healing. I have a wide range of experience with youth, adolescents, adults, and even seniors, I, being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community find that I have a greater understanding and knowledge of the experience of the community and can provide better insight. I welcome goal-oriented clients and can provide the structure they need but can also be free-associative and work openly at the client's pace, moving between personal issues they want to work through, using trauma-informed methods to help work through posttraumatic stress (PTSD) or need a safe place.

I work with several modalities and we as partners find the one that will get you to the place you want to be. Cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral, strength based therapy, and mindfulness, There are no rules when it comes to what works best for you, you are the expert on yourself and I’m here to facilitate what supports you most successfully.
I come from the idea of “The Wounded Warrior” I have been there and I needed to find a way out, and I was not a believer in therapy when I started as a patient and now I can’t begin to thank those who helped me get to where I am. I invite you to have the experience I had, taking down your guard and having the strength of vulnerability. This is your safe place.

More Info About My Practice

I often believe I hit the jackpot when I take stock of myself. I am a gay, biracial Jewish man. As a psychotherapist, understanding the trauma many of the LGBTQIA+ community have experienced I chose to intern at The LGBT Center in their mental health department where I could be of service to my community. As a dog owner, I also get to be part of the dog park community, dogs, pets for that matter are a proven therapy. My own Labrador is a therapy dog, dogs are unconditional love. I also am a part of a spiritual community, mine is Judaism. That is my own personal way to connect to something greater than myself, I think all faiths share that universal idea of kindness, ethics, values, and connection. Lastly, I am biracial, I have always felt blessed to be more than just one race or ethnicity, I had more cultures and traditions, foods and music, and even two languages.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Populations I work with are anyone who feels they want and need change, growth, and healing. I myself am a gay man, I understand the trauma most gay men, and any member of the LGBTQIA+ community have experienced. I work with depression, anxiety, and substance issues. I utilized strength-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and narrative therapy.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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