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Dr. Karen Rich


  • LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - New York


Cost per Session:

Sliding Scale:

Pay By:



American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Professional Affiliations
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Accepted Insurance Plans:

Out of Network but may receive reimbursement from PPO plans including Aetna, Cigna, and UHC

Dr. Karen Rich



My clients often struggle with relationship issues stemming from early childhood trauma; this results in coping mechanisms that work, but may carry a big price tag. They may grapple with sexual abuse, partner violence, sexual orientation and/ or disability related issues. Often, these manifest as substance abuse, cutting, communication problems or self- isolating behaviors. They may have friends and family members who do not truly "see" them, and as a result their own view of self is dim. Other clients are coping with situational anxiety and depression related to Covid, and need to establish safety, structure and hope.

I provide psychodynamic therapy in addition to CBT and Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Each person is unique; sometimes validation, mirroring, structure and support is all that's needed; at other times specific traumatic incidents need to be processed. I do not believe in the old adage, "no pain, no gain;" therapy is supposed to make us feel better!

I know it can be difficult to ask for help, especially in a culture that rewards individualism. It may seem selfish, or weak, to take time for yourself in this way. That said, the potential benefits to yourself and your significant others are great, and at this "down time" in our collective history, there may be no better moment than this.

Practice Location

New York

Video and phone therapy 

Additional Information
  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Addiction

  • Adjustment Disorders in response to Covid

  • Anxiety

  • Asperger's Syndrome

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Chronic Illness

  • Chronic Impulsivity

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Family Conflict

  • Life Transitions

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Addiction

  • Teen Violence

  • Transgender

  • Women's Issues

  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)

  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Bisexual Allied

  • Body Positivity

  • Gay Allied

  • Intersex Allied

  • Lesbian Allied

  • Non-Binary Allied

  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy

  • Queer Allied

  • Single Mother

  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach
Therapy Types
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.)

  • Attachment-based

  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors

  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)

  • EMDR

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Family / Marital

  • Feminist

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Narrative

  • Person-Centered

  • Psychodynamic

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Transpersonal

  • Trauma Focused

  • Adults

  • Individuals

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