Irene Zelterman, LCSW

“Therapy infuses us with hope, teaches us self-care and fosters resilience.”


Training & Logistics


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Master’s in Social Work - Hunter College 1985

Bachelor’s in English and Metropolitan Studies - NYU 1979

Techniques trained in: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavior Therapy


Location: 437 Prospect Avenue, Suite 10, Brooklyn
Trains nearby: DF, G, NRW

Frequency options: Weekly, Flexible

Exchange: $200/session

Financial need: Please book a free phone consultation to learn more and explore my sliding scale options together.

Payment Options: Cash, Check


I have been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Most of my work has been with young adults who are anxious, depressed and/or have experienced trauma. I have also worked for almost 25 years with adult children of aging parents.  

I work with people on a wide range of issues. The following are a few of my specialties (this list is not all-inclusive):

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Eating Disorders/Body Image Distortions

  • Issues related to caring for aging parents

  • Issues related to being a parent of a child with learning/emotional/developmental challenges

  • LGBTQIA-Related Stress

From your perspective, what is therapy? 

Therapy is a process, a journey, a vehicle for change.  You come to therapy when you want things to be different in your life. You come to therapy because you are sad or anxious.  You come because you feel lost or empty. You come because you experience problems in your relationships with family, friends or with people at work. You seek out therapy usually when you  have experienced a change or disruption in your life. This change or disruption sometimes highlights things that you are unhappy with.  At its best, therapy infuses us with hope, teaches us self-care and fosters resilience.


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