Name and Title:
Cathy Levy, psychotherapist
Cathy Levy, C.S.W.
How many years have you been in business in NYC?
How did you get your start and what was your initial inspiration?
Iwas a nurse in my first career and I took care of the first HIV positive patients in nyc that no one wanted to take care of because of fear. I realized how important it was to help people face their fears and anxieties so that patients could have access to care and did not end up alone with their struggle with a stigmatizing illness at that time.
What do you feel differentiates you from others in your field?
I have compassion, intuition, and a broadrange of experience from treating celebrities to victims of abuse and violence. I have a strong background in medicine which has helped me to treat the psychological aspects of medical conditions. In recent years,I have focused on relationship traumas and helping patients build positive relationships to move forward in their lives.
What is your favorite part of your job?
To see individuals grow and change their worlds
What is your favorite secret NYC spot?
Love walking on Madison Avenue in the sunshine
How do you benefit mamas?
The best role of my life has been to be a mother. I love every day of it and it has inspired my work as a psychotherapist. I am now a grandmother , which is a further extension of the love and gratitude I feel to have a family as special as mine. The best parenting roles areforged by the love and energy you put into it. I enjoy helping parents to become better parents and help them to resolve issues and anxieties that become obstacles along the way. Confidence and the belief that with perseverance and patience, you can move your child in a positive direction is the underpinning of developing a strong parent child bond. That bond is the rewardof a lifetime.
What is the most memorable feedback a client has given you?
You saved my life. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Pay it forward and name your top colleagues in the same field or related field:
Dr. Larry Kirstein, a renowned psychopharmacologist, who totally understands how to medicate patients safely.
What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? Or what is your "mantra" / words to live by?
One day at a time , make changes and keep moving forward
As moms, the day can escape us, what is your best time-saving trick
Do things early onso you can feel organized and productive each day