Last updated: 7/7/2020

Helen Schwartz, LCSW BCD (718) 921-3518
Last Updated: 7/7/2020
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Psychotherapist - Board Certified Diplomat

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Patients that I meet with will receive a full range of psychotherapy services. I provide parenting counseling, relationship counseling, cognitive therapy, group therapy, psychoanalysis, and anger management. Psychotherapy is available for issues including anxiety, depression, substance abuse as well as eating disorders, couples therapy, individual and family therapy. HIV pre and post counseling, postpartum depression, court-mandated treatment, phobias/panic attack, autism, Asperger, ADHD/ ADD, and OCD are a few of the presenting issues I specialize in with over 30 years of experience.
Contact 718-921-3518 for individual, couples as well as family psychodynamic psychotherapy. Office hours 8:00 am - 8:00 pm on Mondays- Thursdays as well as Sundays.
I hold the status of a certified diplomat in clinical social work from the American Board of Examiners. I am a member of professional organizations including the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, the National Association of SW, and the NYS Society for Clinical Social Work as well as NY Mental Health Counselors Association.




LCSW licensed clinical social work BCD Board certified diplomat in psychotherapy Post-Graduate training at Hunter College and NYU

Fluent in:

• English

• German

• Hebrew

• Russian

• Polish

• Ukrainian

• Hungarian

• Yiddish

Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Interpersonal Relationships Parenting Issues Psychosomatic
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Dissociative Disorders Eating Disorders Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Phobias Postpartum Depression Self Abuse Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
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Helen Schwartz Psychotherapy L.C.S.W., B.C.D
584 Bay Ridge Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 921-3518

Contact: Helen Schwartz

Office Hours:
Mon8:00am – 8:00pm
Tue8:00am – 8:00pm
Wed8:00am – 8:00pm
Thu8:00am – 8:00pm
FriBy appointment
SatBy appointment
Sun8:00am – 8:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Helen Schwartz Psychotherapy L.C.S.W., B.C.D
115 W 73rd St,
Suite 1D #2
New York, NY 10023
(718) 921-3518

Contact: Helen Schwartz

Office Hours:
Sun8:00am – 10:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 1 hours

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 1 Hour

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


Years of Experience: 40

NY - LCSW [072681-01]

Credentials and Certifications:
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $225
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Crisis Intervention

AETNA (Open Choice) Health Net
AETNA Health Health Plus (PHSP)
Affinity Health Plan HIP
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY (Community Blue - HMO of HealthNow) Managed Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY (Medicare PPO) Managed Health/Healthfirst (Medicare PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY (Traditional Blue PPO) MHN
Blue Shield of Northeastern NY (Medicare PPO) Oscar Health Insurance of New York
Blue Shield of Northeastern NY (Traditional Blue PPO) Quality Health Network
CIGNA HealthCare SEIU 1199 National Benefit Fund
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare
Elderplan United Healthcare
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Empire HealthChoice HMO) WellCare
Fidelis Care

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Obese or Overweight Step Families
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Hypnosis Psychoanalysis
Other theoretical approaches:
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Psychodynamic
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems Group
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York State Society for Clinical Social Work