Sheldon Weiss,LCSW

Sheldon Weiss,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, Psychoanalyst
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Worker - PR020106-1
Secondary Credential: Clinical Social Worker - 44SC00272000
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: My fees range from $150-200 per session. I offer some sliding scale consideration based on circumstances. While I am not a member of any insurance panel, I make every effort to help obtain out of network benefits.


145 W 96 St #1D
New York City, New York 10025
145 Ayers Ct
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

My Approach to Helping

As a therapist, my approach is centered on your inner-world. Who you are on the inside matters much more than the circumstances of your life, and I am passionate about helping people grow to appreciate and be curious about themselves. Most of us have hidden parts of ourselves that we’ve tucked away because of life, but I’m here to help you explore those things and come more fully into yourself.

My philosophy and approach to helping people is based on the goal of integration - helping you develop your whole self together. Feelings and thoughts are not enemies, and I am very interested in helping you connect fully and healthfully with both. I believe that therapy is not just about obtaining symptom relief; it is a way to develop and become a better-integrated person with a greater capacity to enjoy your life, work, relationships, and interests.

I am a long-haul therapist. We all have experiences in our lives that were difficult, even traumatic, and that hinder us from experiencing what we need to in order to move on to the next stage of development. I am really interested in helping you remember what you need to - to make sense of and make peace with your past - and move forward. Change (both movement and loss) requires us to learn to let go of the way things were and embrace the new. I am committed to travel with you on this sometimes arduous journey.

More Info About My Practice

To me, the establishment of a basic trust and feeling of safety is a prerequisite to beginning the process of therapy. I use my understanding of psychoanalytic theory to understand people, but I won’t try to shoehorn you into a theory. Instead, I seek to deeply understand what you need from me, and to meet you there.

In addition to offering therapy, I also use my 35 years of experience to teach other therapists and therapists-in-training. I am passionate about helping people grow.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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