Olivia Orley, LMSW

“The best part of the work for me is seeing people achieve things that they did not think were possible. Watching someone grow and gain confidence and understanding will never cease to be an honor and a privilege.”


Training & Logistics


NYU, Master’s in Social Work (LMSW)
Specialization in Substance Abuse and Recovery

Carriage House Birth, Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula


Location: 515 Madison Ave, New York
Trains nearby: NQRW, 123, E, BDF

Frequency options: Weekly, bi-weekly, and multiple times a week.

Exchange: $175/session

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

Payment options: Credit Card, Cash, or Venmo.


Prior to entering private practice, I spent a few years working in an outpatient substance abuse clinic. I also did some work as a birth and postpartum doula. I have specialized training in Substance Abuse. I also have specialized training in Perinatal Mental Health.

I work with people on a wide range of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety/Panic

  • Depression

  • Family Planning

  • Postpartum

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Substance Abuse

From your perspective, what is therapy?

To me, therapy is a safe space to process difficult emotions and ingrained narratives. I think therapy works best when it is a collaborative process of exploration and reflection. In therapy, the client should feel free to explore feelings and ideas free from judgement or societal constraints. As a therapist, I think of my job as being akin to a guide, who helps lead a client down the path of discovery, creating a feeling of safety and being held, which ultimately can lead to self acceptance and self actualization.


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