Sybil Ottenstein, LMHC

Sybil Ottenstein, LMHCMy approach to therapy is founded upon forming a compassionate, supportive relationship that is free of judgment and full of empathy and respect. My style is genuine and direct – I’ll call you out on your stuff when need be, we’ll work hard, and we’ll laugh a lot. I use an eclectic mix of theories with a psychodynamic and relational foundation tailored to meet your unique life story and goals. I specialize in working with clients in the following areas: anxiety, trauma, emotional overwhelm, low self-esteem, sexual issues, and psychedelic integration.

As a somatic psychotherapist, I understand the body and mind to be inseparable. Trauma, pain, and shame can be stored in the body for years – so we may think we are not impacted by a past memory or present experience, but our bodies know otherwise. My work pairs traditional talk therapy with somatic approaches such as yoga, breathwork, mindfulness, and movement to help you come into deeper connection with yourself and practice new, empowered ways of being in the world.

I bring a trauma-informed, feminist lens to therapy, acknowledging how cultural, social, and political forces influence a person’s well-being. I welcome individuals with diverse religions, abilities, body sizes, racial and cultural backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQIA and non-traditional partnerships community. I will always affirm your identity while helping you connect with and express your true self.

A bit about me: before settling into my dream career as a therapist, I wore a few different hats – A Policy Strategist for Middle East think tanks, Director of a cultural magazine, a Brand Strategist and a Founder of a global non-profit. Raised in Washington D.C., I lived in Israel for 10 years but now call Brooklyn, NY home. I spend my days moving my body, eating plants, exploring beautiful wild places, and loving my partner, family, and friends.




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


(212) 213-4238

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