Last updated: 4/7/2020

Vivien K. Zak, LCSW-R, BCD (917) 804-0477
Last Updated: 4/7/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Depression Disability Dual Diagnosis Interpersonal Relationships Physical Illness/Impairment Sexual Orientation Spiritual Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Abuse and/or Neglect Aging Anger Management Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Body Dysmorphic Disorder Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Dementia Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Financial Gender Identity Grief/Loss Housing Hunger/Nutrition Immigration/Newcomer Language Skills Legal Life Transitions Medical Multicultural Issues Neurological Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexuality Issues Traumatic Brain Injury Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
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286 Fifth Avenue
Suite 7D
New York, NY 10001
(917) 804-0477

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

137 Garfield Place (at Sixth Avenue)
Suite 1R
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(917) 804-0477

Contact: Vivien K. Zak

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Telephone Counseling


Years of Experience: 28

NY - LCSW-R [R045147-1]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Facilitator

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $200
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Crisis Intervention
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA (HMO) BlueCross BlueShield of Rochester Area (PPO)
AETNA (Open Choice) BlueCross BlueShield of Utica-Watertown (Blue Preferred/BluePPO/BassettPlus)
AETNA (PPO) EmblemHealth
Aetna Behavioral Health Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Deluxe Network)
AETNA Health Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Empire HealthChoice HMO)
Beacon Health Options Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Empire Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY (Traditional Blue PPO) SAG-AFTRA​
Blue Shield of Northeastern NY (Traditional Blue PPO) TRICARE
BlueCross and BlueShield of Central NY (BluePreferred/BluePPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Brain/Head Injured Chronic Illness Disabled Suicidal
Alzheimer's Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce College Students Diabetes Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Step Families Unemployed
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Humanistic Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Psychodynamic Social Support
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Case Management Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Geriatric Consultation Holistic Information and Referral Integrative Medicine Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Outreach Prevention Psycho-Educational Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Supervised Visitation Transpersonal Psychology
Methods - focus areas:
Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Armenian Asian Brazilian Cape Verdean Caribbean Haitian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York State Society for Clinical Social Work