Psychologist located in Bronxville, NY & Upper East Side, New York, NY
26 total reviews
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Easy to talk to. Helped a lot.*
I’m 45 and have been morbidly obese and depressed all my life. Every doctor I saw recommended gastric bypass or medications that made me feel ill. I tried everything from fasting to Keto and would lose some weight with each only to gain it back and more. I felt life was so unfair and that I’d never be able to do simple things that others took for granted.
My work with Dr. Levy has not been easy. Her insistence that my feelings and behavior stemmed from “cognitive distortions” and other false beliefs was a hard pill to swallow. Tbh, half the time I had no idea what she meant and it felt like she was blaming me for my problems.
I don’t know what made it click, but after about 6 months, I finally understood that the way I thought about things involved a lot of blaming other people and believing I was hopeless.
Little by little, I learned to challenge my automatic thoughts and assumptions. I started feeling less angry at myself and others and less hopeless about losing weight. I’ve gone back to Keto (which I like) and have lost 100lbs. I don’t focus on keeping my food clean so much as my thinking. So, when I have a setback and eat something off the diet, I don’t think it’s a disaster and just go back to what I was doing the day before, no recriminations. I’ve learned that blaming others (even when they’d done some bad things) did little to help me in the here and now. Instead it would make me feel like my own life and weight wasn’t in my control, which it is.
Don’t go to Dr. Levy if you’re looking for a silent doctor. It’s like a boot camp for your brain that, happily, has made losing weight and keeping it off a lot easier. *
My first experience with teletherapy and the best therapist I’ve had.*
The best doctor in the NY metro area for treating OCD. Worked with our daughter and with us to finally get our daughter’s OCD under control. I’m forever grateful. *
Speak to Dr. Levy if you’re having trouble communicating with your kids. She helped me reach out to my daughter in a way my daughter responded to and also helped my ex- and I establish rules that preserved both of our relationships with the children.*
Rachel saved my marriage. My wife and I saw her 5 times and resolved a 12 year dispute that really was a misunderstanding. What I learned from her has helped me communicate better at work which has improved our business. *
Dr. Levy has been a huge help during the pandemic. She’s taught me how to communicate more effectively with my kids and husbands. We went from fighting to enjoying each other’s company. She helped us establish boundaries and was able to get my kids and hubby to start pulling their weight at home.
My anxiety has spiked due to Covid-19 and I can't go to the gym like I used to to manage it. I did a video session with Dr. Levy and she was great. Definitely recommend her.*
I didn’t believe in therapy but after medication stopped working, my doctor recommended I see Dr. Levy. She taught me how to see life through different eyes. She saw me for 6 months and then told me I didn’t need therapy anymore. At first I was upset but after a few weeks, I realized she was right. I learned so much and will be forever grateful. Thank you, Dr. Levy*
Accessible, intelligent - has served as a trusted advisor*
In 3 months of therapy with Dr. Levy, I’ve learned how to control my anxiety better than I had in 20 years of therapy and medication with other doctors. *
Was desperate to find help
for my daughter who’s been having severe anxiety since starting school. Dr. Levy saw us that day. I had no idea that my daughter was suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder. She helped both my daughter and I feel better that day and provided us with a clear treatment plan. I don’t usually write reviews but wanted to knowing that it might help people who are suffering find great treatment.*
Expert in eating disorders. Highly recommend.*
It’s taken me 30 years to get myself into therapy. I set-up consults with 3 highly-recommended psychologists. Dr. Levy was by far the best. I look forward to our second appointment.*
Asked for and received honest feedback that was very useful. Doctor was respectful.*
Never met a doctor so down to earth and intelligence. She got what I was saying right away when so many had missed it. Left feeling better about me life than I had in years. Will check in with her every 2 weeks during this hard time.*
A colleague recommended Dr. Levy. Was hesitant to see her given my less than stellar experiences with other therapists. The easy online booking system as well made me take the leap. VERY glad I did. This smart lady did more to help me in an hour than any other counselor has in months. Money very well
Spent and I appreciate a) that her office submits all out of network paperwork for you and b) that she wants to minimize your time in therapy by working quickly and efficaciously.
Parking isn’t free so bring quarters. I wish I had met this doc 20 years ago.*
Consulted Dr. Levy about my pre-teen daughter's weight gain and eating habits. She understood my concerns and perspectives but ultimately gave ne what i think of as life-saving advice.
Was looking for someone to help me with depression and made an appointment online. Dr. Levy called me back herself to speak briefly then confirm our appointment. Her office is super nice and convenient and she exceeded my expectations. She was approachable, listened carefully and patiently and clearly understood what I was going through. She made a few observations and suggestions that were helpful and I left feeling like I'd finally found someone who can help me.*
Couldn’t seem to avoid arguments with my teen daughters and felt sick to my stomach. Dr. Levy helped me understand what was going on and her advice has literally changed my daughters and my relationship. So grateful.