Last updated: 5/31/2019

N. Lael Telfeyan, Ph.D., LCSW R (917) 975-3109
Last Updated: 5/31/2019
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Years of Experience: 30

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


NY - LCSW-R [029192]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Dr. Telfeyan is a supportive psychotherapist who specializes in work with adults, adolescents and children in a variety of modalities that include individual, family and couples therapy. She has a warm personality and dynamic approach that helps to create a comforting environment - helping her clients to feel at ease, safe and accepted. Dr. Telfeyan has expertise in the area of trauma with children, adolescents and adults.

Her approach is both strength based and solution oriented so that clients can identify their areas of difficulty, discomfort or concern, while capturing areas of strength and determination.

Dr. Telfeyan has  Ph.D. from New York University and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Her Bachelor's Degree is from the University of New Mexico with a major in Sociology and minors in Art and Dance. /span>

Office and Contact Information
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Dr. Lael Telfeyan
24 Windsor Road
Great Neck, NY 11021
(917) 975-3109

Contact: Lael Telfeyan

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: By appointment
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

1651 Third Ave
Suite 205
New York, NY 10128
(917) 975-3109

Contact: Lael Telfeyan

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: By appointment
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 3 Hours

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

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Postpartum Depression Runaways Sexual Abuse/Rape Sleep Disorders Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Developmental Disability Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Elder Abuse Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome) Forensic Gender Identity Immigration/Newcomer Infant Mental Health Infertility Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Personality Disorders Phobias Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Crisis Intervention Evaluation/Diagnostic Feminist Holistic Humanistic Long-Term Narrative Therapy Play Therapy Psychodynamic Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years) Ericksonian Expressive Therapy Focusing Forensic Evaluation Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Meditation/Relaxation Nutrition Counseling Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Group Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Biracial Children of Divorce College Students Diabetes Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Caregivers Disabled Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families Suicidal Twins
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
Armenian Hispanic Native American
African-American Asian Caribbean Haitian Indian Irish Italian Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $200
Couples: N/A
Group: $120
Family: $200+

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

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

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