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Michelle Schaffner, LCSW-R
Michelle Schaffner, LCSW-R
Office Location — Upper West Side, Manhattan

350 Central Park West, Suite 1F
New York, NY 10025

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Modes of Treatment
Individuals, Couples, Family

Age Range of Patients
Adults, Adolescents, Children (beginning at age 5)

Insurance Accepted
HealthFirst, Medicare. I am in network with Cigna, and I am reimbursable for out of network services in all other plans

Fee Range
Sliding scale available

Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Career and Work Concerns, Creativity Challenges, Depression, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, Grief, Separation and Mourning, Interpersonal Issues, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress, Women's Issues

Therapeutic Modalities
Creative Arts Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Stress Management

Additional Certification or Specialized Training
Certificate in Relational Psychotherapy from The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York (PTCNY)
Personal Statement

Have you been feeling overwhelmed or discouraged? Are you looking for a safe space to explore solutions? I can help you.

Together we can use more traditional types of talk therapy and also creative arts techniques to overcome difficult feelings and situations; to develop and maintain more meaningful relationships; and to move forward in your life. By listening closely and engaging in thoughtful and creative exchanges, I will invite you to let go of habits and routines that are not providing the results you want and to become more aware of how you relate to yourself and the world.

We will create opportunities for your familiar ways of feeling and thinking to shift into a more satisfying and integrated version of yourself. I will help you identify your strengths and coping skills, strengthen supports available to you, remove obstacles you face, and achieve goals you want to reach.

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Judith Gringorten, LCSW, DCSW — Executive Director
Robin Halpern, LCSW–R, DCSW — Assistant Director
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