Last updated: 11/16/2019

Bette Pounds, LCSW (917) 771-5402
Last Updated: 11/16/2019
Bette in her comfortable office
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Years of Experience: 27

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


NY - LCSW [R045227-1]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Psychoanalysis, Certified in

People cannot lift themselves up by their own bootstraps without something, or someone to lean on. 

My patients learn how to find peace at point "A", as they continue to move towards point "B".

Office and Contact Information
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303 Fifth Ave.
Suite 504
New York, NY 10016
(917) 771-5402

Contact: Bette Pounds

Office Hours:
Mon: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: 5 hours

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Bipolar Disorders Depression Dissociative Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Stress
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Body Dysmorphic Disorder Couple or Marital Issues Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Humanistic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Dream Work or Analysis Existential Psychotherapy Holistic Nutrition Counseling Parent Guidance Psychoanalysis Sex Therapy Systemic
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Individual Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Family Systems
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Biracial Children of Divorce College Students Obese or Overweight
Adopted Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness Gifted Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Step Families Twins Unemployed
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Jewish LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Irish Italian Russian
Professional Associations
International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $250
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:

AETNA (PPO) Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY (Traditional Blue PPO) First Health (Network)
Blue Shield of Northeastern NY (Traditional Blue PPO) Oxford Health Plans
BlueCross and BlueShield of Central NY (BluePreferred/BluePPO) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare