Lynne Rutstein

(LCSW, CASAC)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • 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

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #075996 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Sep 10, 2019 after counseling with Lynne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by K.I. on Sep 08, 2019 after counseling with Lynne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

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

Written by B.R. on Sep 03, 2019 after counseling with Lynne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.O. on Aug 07, 2019 after counseling with Lynne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.E. on Aug 05, 2019 after counseling with Lynne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

LOVE her!!!

Written by C.H. on Jun 28, 2019 after counseling with Lynne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by R.O. on Jun 12, 2019 after counseling with Lynne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's what people imagine when they think about therapy in a positive light.

Written by E.I. on May 31, 2019 after counseling with Lynne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very good and understanding of problem from my perspective.

Written by D.A. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Lynne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by M.E. on May 27, 2019 after counseling with Lynne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lynn is amazing. She provides this hope in me that I have not seen and I’m so glad she is working with me.