Lily Nussbaum, M.S.Ed

Lily Nussbaum, M.S.Ed

I believe that all individuals who seek therapy should be respected as experts on their own lives. I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety and depression, existential thoughts, grief, anger, and issues related to sex, family, and other interpersonal relationships. I take a relational psychodynamic approach with my patients as I believe that a strong, safe, interactive relationship is the foundation of good psychotherapy. My patients and I cultivate unique treatment plans together based upon their individual needs and goals, and each session is a safe space for in-depth explorations of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I consider absolutely every topic to be appropriate and worthy of discussion.

Prior to my psychotherapy training I worked as a musician and community organizer, and those diverse experiences led me to create a research initiative examining the often-blurry intersection between career and identity. This area of study has enabled me to cater directly to those who struggle with work-life balance, definitions of success, competitiveness, time management, low self-worth, and even creative dry spells. As a therapist I seek to encourage my patients to take ownership of their own narratives and get to know and embrace the wide range of intersecting elements that make them whole.

Born and raised in New York City, I graduated with honors from Fordham University with a Master’s of Science in Education in Mental Health Counseling. 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 am the co-founder of a civics program called The America 101 Project. I love to read.




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