Lily Claire Nussbaum, MHC-I

Lily Claire Nussbaum, MHC-I

I am a certified crisis counselor and Mental Health Counseling graduate student at Fordham University. I specialize in work with individuals who struggle with a spectrum of challenges including anxiety and depression, existential or suicidal thoughts, grief and loss, and issues related to family, sex, and other interpersonal relationships. I take a humanistic approach with my clients as I believe that a strong, safe, interactive relationship is the foundation of good psychotherapy and, crucially, I believe that clients should be respected as experts on their own lives. My clients and I cultivate unique treatment plans together based upon their individual needs and goals. Each session is a safe space for in-depth explorations of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and I consider no topic to be inappropriate or unworthy of discussion.

Prior to my psychotherapy training I worked as a musician, songwriter, and community organizer. I have since been inspired to create a research initiative which examines the often-blurry intersection between career and self-identity, particularly within the artistic community. This study has enabled me to cater directly to clients who struggle with their work-life balance due to difficulties surrounding definitions of success, competitiveness, time management, low self-confidence, and even creative dry spells. As a therapist I always seek to encourage clients to take ownership of their own narratives and embrace the wide range of intersecting elements that make them whole.

I am a member in good standing with the American Counseling Association, The New York Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Sigma Nu Honors Societies.

I’ve lived in New York City my whole life, and I do my best to take it up on all it has to offer. In my spare time I’ll likely be found reading, going to museums, movies or theater, cooking, and singing in harmony with any willing partners.




1140 Broadway, Suite 204
New York, NY 10001
150 East 58th Street, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10155


(917) 720-2764


(212) 213-4238