Education & Certification

Licensed In
New York

Graduated From
Fordham University (2007)

National Register Member Since

Carolyn Licht, PhD

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us”~ Emerson.

It is often our own insecurities that prevent us from achieving our optimal potential. I believe we all have an inherent capacity for change and growth. Within the collaborative therapeutic space, clients can begin their journey of self-discovery and emotional healing as they work to overcome personal obstacles. My practice is demographically diverse with treatment tailored to the uniqueness of the individual and sensitive to issues of culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation/identity, disability, religion/spirituality, socioeconomic status and presenting condition.

My specialties include individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, HCV, and other chronic medical illnesses, trauma, substance abuse, interpersonal/family conflict, career and life transitions, creative blocks, anxiety and mood disorders, loss and bereavement, stigma, struggles with identity and self-esteem, and work with identified populations (LGBTQ and performing artists).
In addition to my private practice, I work as a Staff Psychologist at the Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) Program in Brooklyn where I work in a grant funded position with LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24) of color infected, affected, or at risk for HIV. I also serve as a consultant at the Freedom Institute facilitating Dialectical Behavior Therapy “Skills in Action” groups to those struggling with substance use concerns.

I utilize an integrative strength-based therapeutic approach (i.e., mindfulness, CBT/DBT, relational, and harm reduction methods) that emphasizes the mind-body-spirit connection. I encourage the development of skills designed to increase self-awareness and to improve one’s ability to tolerate, embrace, and respond to experiences as they are in any given moment in a conscious manner rather than on automatic pilot mode. My therapeutic style has grown not only from my background working as a psychologist but also from my prior career as a professional ballet dancer, both of which taught me the importance of understanding and fostering the link between the physical and emotional aspects of the self and of creating balance by nurturing the “whole” self.

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Depression and Other Mood Disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depression, bereavement)
  • Substance Misuse (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, inhalants)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)

Treatment Modalities

  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


    PHD; Psychologist; NY State License # 017934

    Member: American Psychological Association; New York State Psychological Association; Eastern Psychological Association

Fee Information/Office Policy

Office Hours: By appointment only

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Insurance Plans

Does Not Accept Insurance

Health Care Plan Participation

Out-of-Network on all insurances. Will provide insurance forms for submission. Sliding scale rate offered on a case-by-case basis

Contact Information

Primary Contact

This psychologist has elected not to publish contact information.

F: 646-304-6804

Secondary Contact

Private Practice
295 Central Park West, Suite 2
New York, NY 10024
F: 646-304-6804