Welcome!


Karen Dubin-Mcknight, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Dubin-McKnight is a Columbia trained, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City, with 18 years of experience working with families, adolescents, and adults with trauma. She also works with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, as well as with those who have experienced loss and grief. She has worked with individuals undergoing role transition, major life changes, and groups of individuals requiring holding difficult conversations and remediation. In addition, psychopharmacology is readily available, should the need arise, through her collaborative Harvard and Columbia trained Quadruple Board Certified Psychiatrist, Mardoche Sidor, MD.

 

Dr. Dubin-McKnight has also been supervising and coaching students and experienced professionals of varying backgrounds and have helped them figure out their career path for the past 15 years.  

 

Additionally, she has extensive history working within the court system, operating programs, supervising staff and conducting evaluations.

 

After her Columbia training, she obtained a doctorate in Social Work at Adelphi University.


Practice

What to expect when you contact me:

 

That first call when you are looking for a therapist can be very hard to make. You have also decided to take that step for a number of reasons.  It is important that whomever you decide to work with to guide you on your path toward greater personal strength and wellness is the right fit.  

 

We will start with a phone consultation. This will provide you with the opportunity to tell me what areas you may need assistance in, and together, we can first determine if I am able to serve you with the needs you’ve identified.  If I’m not, I’ll direct you to someone I believe will be better able to support you.

 

Once it is determined that an initial appointment is the next best step, we will schedule an initial 45-minute session. You will get the chance to tell your story, which will be followed by a few specific questions to get to know you better.  This initial session will also give you time to ask any questions you may have of me and about how I will be working with you.

 

I’m eclectic in my approach, having several tools (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, to name a few) at my disposal. This allows me to meet my clients where they are and to adjust to their needs.  I believe in following a multidimensional approach, and ensuring that the process is collaborative.  You are the expert of your own life; my job is to help you feel empowered and live life to the fullest.


Services Provided

 

Individual and Couples

  • Trauma
  • Work-place stress and trauma
  • Loss and Grief
  • Relationship challenges
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Parents and siblings of children with mental health and developmental disabilities

Agencies and Firms

  • Consultation
  • Mitigation and Forensic Evaluations

Professionals

  • Clinical supervision
  • Case consultation
  • Career coaching and help with transitions

 

I PROVIDE ONLINE THERAPY SERVICES.

HOWEVER, THIS IS AFTER THE INITIAL IN-PERSON SESSION, AND

ARRANGEMENTS FOR ONLINE THERAPY WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON

NEED AND FIT.


Fees

  • Individual psychotherapy - $200  (45 mins)
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  • Couples therapy - $300 (60 mins)
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  • Mitigation and Forensic Evaluations - $250/hr
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  • Clinical supervision – individual - $200 (45 mins)
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  • Case consultation - $250/hr
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  • Career coaching and help with transitions - $200 (45 mins)
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  • Group supervision available – please inquire

  • Pay pre-arranged services fees

Not working directly with managed care or insurance companies allows me the opportunity to provide you with the time and the type of tailored services that you and your family deserve. I can guide you through the process of submitting a claim for some form of reimbursement from your insurance company, upon your request. 


Karen Dubin-Mcknight, PhD, LCSW

 

Contact Information

 

 

Tel: 

(929) 376-9603

 

Email: 

 

        contact@mardochesidormd.com