Ellen Varady, LCSW-R, CASAC

Areas of Expertise

“I have worked for more than 25 years with individuals in all phases of recovery from substance and alcohol abuse and dependency. I currently see clients in both individual treatment and my Early Recovery Group. Many of these clients have co-occurring mental health diagnoses. I aim to work closely with the Psychiatrist and referring therapist as it is extremely important for the welfare of the client. I am constantly studying and updating my practice which is informed by my longtime study of martial arts, visual arts, and more recently hypnotherapy. I am comfortable being in the room with a client’s anxiety and depression, however extreme, while working to lift their debilitating symptoms. I am interested in working with people who are in crisis and transition, whether in their career, relationship or physical health.”

Approach to Therapy

“My office is a safe and nonjudgmental environment where we will work. I believe that change is desirable. To this end I put into practice theory from Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy. I believe that talking through problems is important but equally important to recovery is taking action.”

Interest in TherapySafetyNet

“I am extremely grateful to have received competent and caring psychotherapy over the years from individuals who held socially-responsible values and were willing to reduce their fees.”

Professional License

Social Worker R052367-1

Reduced Fee Criteria

For those not using insurance, I may be willing to reduce my fee for people who work in the following areas:  human services, nonprofits organizations, social justice and the arts.

Insurance Participation

Aetna, BlueCross/BlueShield, Cigna


286 Fifth Avenue, 10F
New York, NY 10001
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