Dr. Maxine Lebowitz

LMFT, LMHC

About Me

Even though I’ve been licensed both as a marriage and family therapist and a mental health counselor for over 30 years, it’s hard for me to define exactly what school of therapy I practice. My therapeutic style is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with a lot of Neurolinguistics Programming in the mix. I am constantly studying new techniques and approaches because what will help you is most important knowledge I can have. Early on I was strongly influenced by Alfred Adler who was a contemporary of Freud. Adler believed that childhood experiences influence how we feel about ourselves and how we react to various situations. Like Adler my basic theory is that people are always moving from feeling not quite good enough to feeling significant, feeling we matter. We all need to feel significant to have the confidence, drive and energy to meet the world head on, knowing that we'll be successful. I’ll work with you like I do with my other clients to help you learn to access and nurture those traits within yourself that will make your life significant to you, help you live up to your values and, in some small way, make the world a better place. A person usually needs to feel good about themselves before making lasting changes. As a client you will know that I am in your corner. We’re going to be finding your strength, intelligence, compassion, and motivation that is already there inside you and help you learn how to use these qualities to make the changes you want to make. . Other clients describe me as a nurturing, empathetic, encouraging person. I hope that’s true. I do know that I promise to listen, really listen and hear what you are saying and help you make the changes you want to.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MT1293 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LMHC #MH2218 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Maxine Lebowitz. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.N. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Maxine for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I look forward to my sessions. That’s to the dr I’ve made a lot of progress

Written by V.E. on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Maxine for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Maxine has grown to be one of the most important people in my life. Her expertise and compassion has helped me through hard times and life in general.

Written by R.A. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I honestly don’t know what I’d do without Dr Lebowitz!

Written by S.T. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Maxine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is caring, understanding and helpful!

Written by G.R. on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Maxine for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Fantastic therapist! I'm glad to be her patient

Written by U.N. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr Lenowitz has been absolutely amazing. I am so happy and grateful that I got matched with her. From day one she could identify exactly where I was at and what my needs were. Every session I have with her has always brought me to a place of forward movement. She’s attentive. She listens. She’s warm and very supportive. She doesn’t impose her own ideas but shares them where relevant and always leave to make your own choice and that for me is empowering. I am definitely happy to have her as my therapist.

Written by K.A. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Maxine for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Maxine is the best therapist I’ve ever had! Highly recommend.

Written by A.N. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Maxine for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Utterly pleased with my experience with Dr Lebowitz to date.

Written by S.H. on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Maxine for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She listens and knows what is important to me and how to help me

Written by B.R. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Maxine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Lebowitz knows how to challenge your perceptions on things without being confrontation. She has excelled at pointing out things I haven't even told her. She isn't rude, just very knowledgeable and eager to share that knowledge. I feel respected during our sessions. And while getting therapy was a hard decision. She is willing to put in the time and effort for me to feel like I can discuss things with her even if I think they are silly, or are hard to talk about.

Written by M.E. on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

She made me feel heard.

Written by A.M. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Maxine is such a wonderful, fantastic lady, a highly skilled therapist with lots of different methods, which she easily tailors & changes smoothly to fit each and every thing in all ways. I have never met and worked with better person and therapist as Maxine. She is also beyond amazing in all the ways she brings about her compassionate, empathetic self--which you don't really ever find. Watch out--- she's the BEST in all she brings.

Written by R.O. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Simply put, a breath of fresh air :)

Written by A.M. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Dr. Maxine Lebowitz is the most wonderful therapist and person!!!

She has so many great qualities, that it will be hard to include everything. Dr. Maxine Lebowitz is very professional, highly skilled, has more knowledge than any therapist I have ever worked with in my life (and I am older), so very kind, understanding of everything, compassionate, empathetic, listens very well, is so wise, has tons of great experience, is so very pleasant, never gets upsets if you are having problems doing things right or well enough, is reliable, dependable, so considerate, extremely smart and intelligent.

Dr. Maxine Lebowitz is quite amazing in so many ways. It is hard to really image that I have been blessed to be able to work with her, as people like Dr. Maxine Lebowitz do not come around hardly ever in life, and I mean this is the most appreciate, wonderful way.

I know my life would have been way different if I had been able to be connected with Dr. Maxine Lebowitz at an early age. I am just so thankful that Dr. Maxine Lebowitz is here now, here at Betterhelp. Things worked out so that I am able to be connected with her now, which is like reaching a prize at the end of a journey down life's rainbow.

I have a very complicated case, with what I bring. An average therapist does not have a clue as to how to even began to help me, or work with me. Many in my process have dismissed me quite quickly,,..some after three days, some after 4 days, some after a week, some after 1.5 weeks, etc. I just know that they were not able to help me. I am glad that they did turn me down , as it has opened the door for me to be able to work with the most wonderful, best therapist that I could ever hope to find anywhere in life. It is so nice to be able to see where I am now, with Dr. Maxine Lebowitz, feel so wonderful about it, be so pleased with her, her top-notch, caring help, be so thankful and blessed for reaching this point to be able to be in therapy with her--as things work out in wonderful ways.

I know how to really appreciate Dr. Maxine Lebowitz in so many, tremendous ways.

Written by S.H. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Dr Liebowitz has been the kind of therapist we all deserve. She’s a kind, authentic professional who cares deeply. Her nurturing approach helped me to forgive myself, to live in the present moment, to be all I hope to be in my own evolution.

Written by A.N. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Connect with Maxine well and feel that she wants the best for me. Happy to have found her as a therapist and looking forward to tackling c-ptsd and trauma with her

Written by M.A. on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I am extremely comfortable talking to Maxine. She is a patient listener and she provides practical and feasible solutions to all problems. I am delighted to have her as my counselor.

Written by S.T. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

I am so happy to have found Maxine , she immediately understood what my issues where and helped me understand their cause and the direction necessary to heal them . i have been to therapy for years but never was i able to get to this point which Maxine immediately individualised . I am so happy and will continue with her until i feel confident to be able to be on my own . I highly recommend her .

Written by E.M. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Maxine is incredible. She has an amazing ability to see through situations in a way to give me new perspectives that I wouldn’t have thought of or help me process what’s happening. I trust her and my hour with her has become one of my favorite parts of my week.

Written by E.M. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Maxine is a great listener and is really supportive and knowledgeable of everything. I feel that I can easily open up to her and am eager to see where therapy with her guidance goes.

Written by O.L. on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Maxine is a GREAT listener. I have trust issues when it comes to therapists (and in general let’s be real) but she made me feel comfortable immediately! 100% would recommend

Written by S.A. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I love my sessions with Maxine, she’s amazing!! She totally gets me and is so calm and kist has a way of saying things that make sense and helps solves problems. So happy I got to work with her!

Written by N.I. on Apr 03, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s great and i feel very comfortable talking with her and not feeling judged!

Written by C.H. on Apr 03, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Maxine is a great listening ear and has helped me significantly!

Written by G.E. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 4 months on issues concerning parenting issues, and coaching

She is amazing at what she does. She is not only knowledgeable she also has a gift. I appreciate her being in my life

Written by B.R. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Maxine is wonderful. She is the most qualified counselor I have worked with on this platform. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate.

Written by E.L. on Jan 09, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I have never felt so supported - Maxine listens, never judges and offers me advice and things to think about. She has a very calm manner and I feel so much more positive after speaking to her. She is very kind and caring and on the times that I have felt the lowest, has been in contact with me, supporting me. She has gone above and beyond what I ever expected with her response to my messages. It helps to be able to send a message, as well as booking video appointments, to share how I am feeling and it is very reassuring to know that she is there. I didn’t really know what to expect when I first booked BetterHelp but I feel so grateful to have her as my counsellor and am definitely in a happier place than I was thanks to her.

Written by A.D. on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I feel like Maxine has become one of my best friends. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She has helped me in so many ways. Thank you!

Written by E.D. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Maxine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Maxine was very helpful listening and understanding my issues and explaining them to me and helping me to heal from it.

Written by S.A. on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Maxine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Very helpful in helping me break thoughts down, be realistic and create a plan of my choice (domestic violence and PTSD). Highly recommend. Just wish my insurance would cover.

Written by C.O. on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Easy to connect with, good conversationalist and highly skilled and knowledgeable. Has helped me tremendously

Written by K.E. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She’s been great so far. Listens to my concerns & offers feedback and is encouraging. Great experience so far

Written by C.H. on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Maxine is kind and empathetic. She is very knowledgeable and seems enthusiastic about helping people.

Written by J.E. on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Maxine always been supportive and have amaIng advise to give. I love it

Written by S.H. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Maxine is a fantastic listener and supporter, and makes me feel very comfortable talking. Her expertise is clear and she's a wonderful therapist who really gets you to think and uncover the reasons behind your actions and thoughts. Highly recommended!

Written by J.U. on Nov 01, 2020 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve been looking for a therapist that is a good match for me for 9 years. Maxine is the first therapist I’ve felt truly understood by in years.

Written by H.A. on Oct 31, 2020 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It's clear right away that not only is Maxine incredibly qualified and experienced but she also enjoys what she does. She asks the right questions and doesn't hesitate to speak up and tell you what you need to hear even if it's not easy to say.

Written by A.L. on Oct 31, 2020 after therapy with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Maxine is well read, intelligent and caring. I feel very at home talking to her and would definitely recommend her services.

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