My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU , completed my addiction training at The New School for Social Research , did my fellowship at NYU Medical School for psychoanalysis and attended CCDBT in NYC for DBT therapy. I have been a clinician for twenty four years and have experience in therapy, research and managed care. I have provided individual therapy for psychiatry and addiction for fourteen years and worked in the quality assurance of clinical care of hospitals , residential programs and outpatient behavioral health care providers from the corporate sector for ten years. I have worked with individuals from ages five to sixty five and have an understanding of life stage development . I believe in meeting people at the stage of change they are in and assisting them to meet their goals in an immediate way. I am compassionate , supportive and believe we can address emotions and challenges through adjusting our thoughts in conjunction with making behavioral change. Life can be very challenging yet with support and skills we can move through life with greater ease. My clinical areas of focus include everything from depression , anxiety , substance use , codepency , anxiety , separation , death , grief , interpersonal skills and many more issues. I am fortunate to have worked in many diverse neighborhoods and socioeconomic groups and truly believe I can assist with life transitions with a wide variety of clients. Please note I do not work on Mondays or Thursdays so if you send me a message please understand you will receive a response upon my return to work. This site does not have an instant messanger clinican available 24/7 , if you feel you need someone urgently then it is suggested you contact 911 and or go to your closest emergency room , otherwise you will receive a response from me within 24 buisness hours. PLEASE NOTE, I WILL BE ON VACATION FROM 10/13/19 AND RETURN 10/29/2019 .
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #075996 (Expires: 2022-05-01)
Lynne is very responsive and accommodating to make my schedule work. She has provided a realistic perspective and tools to help me work through my day to day challenges, while still encouraging me to go through all the emotional feelings.
She makes me feel comfortable and I relate well with her. She reminds me of how well I’m doing and the track to stay on. Highly recommend.
Lynne is in insightful, listens to my concerns then gives a goal to keep my moving forward. I am extremely pleased and looking forward to working more with her
Lynne is very helpful, kind and knows exactly what you need to get better. She helped me with my stress and anxiety, work related issues, and family relationships.
Lynne’s professional help has made a big difference for me. She’s incredibly kind, sensitive, caring, funny and supportive. I appreciate her approach to our work in that it can feel more casual than a serious therapy session. She’s spot on with identifying ongoing themes and consequent action steps.
Lynne is such a great help to me. She has taught me how to deal with issues that come up and she’s always there when I need her. I’m so glad for her help.
She's what people imagine when they think about therapy in a positive light.
Very good and understanding of problem from my perspective.
Lynne has been such a big help in helping me. She is there when I need her and I'm happy to have her as a counselor.
Lynn is amazing. She provides this hope in me that I have not seen and I’m so glad she is working with me.