Last updated: 1/27/2020

Bette Pounds, LCSW (917) 771-5402
Last Updated: 1/27/2020
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Bette in her comfortable office

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

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".

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 Eating Disorders Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Phobias Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
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:
Mon3:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue3:00pm – 8:00pm
Wed3:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu3:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat12:00pm – 5:00pm
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 5 hours

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

Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 27

NY - LCSW [R045227-1]

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

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

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

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce College Students Obese or Overweight
Adopted Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness Entertainment Industry Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families Unemployed
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
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Individual Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Family Systems
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)