Donna Fish M.S., L.C.S.W-R



New York NY 10025

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Insurance: I am a fee for service provider and will supply you with a statement to provide for insurance purposes. I do not accept insurance directly.

Welcome to my website

I am psychotherapist with a practice in Manhattan. I think it’s tough to figure out how to find a therapist who is a good fit, not to mention finding someone you can trust to offer you treatment that will help you navigate whatever problems you’re facing.

Aside from finding out about a therapist and their credentials, I recommend that you trust your instincts as you search for someone to talk to. Feeling comfortable, safe, and that your own beliefs and feelings are well understood, is imperative for support and is necessary. However, it is not sufficient to bring about change and is not all we can do together in our work.

I am Level 4 TEAM CBT Therapist (Trained by Stanford University Faculty including David Burns MD, and others.) This treatment offers cutting-edge tools that you not only learn and work on in our therapy but that you end up incorporating and internalizing for gut level change. Additionally, our work will cover relapse prevention so that you have the tools to anticipate when problems re-emerge (totally normal), and know how to use the tools that worked to create the change you wanted.

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Conditions I treat

  • Depression/Low Confidence
  • Panic Disorder, Performance Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Chronic Worrying
  • PTSD (EMDR) and Trauma (EMDR)
  • Interpersonal: Family and Couples Work, Job Related Interpersonal Problems
  • Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive Overeating, Disordered Eating, On/Off Dieting
  • Procrastination


My book “Take the Fight out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems”, grew out of the work I had done helping patients overcome their eating disorders. The tools they used for the cure, were re-imagined and formulated into a 4 Step Program that parents can give to their kids, to prevent and/or solve any eating problems that may emerge in childhood. This program is incorporated in the Workshops that I continue to offer to Parent Groups, Schools, and Communities. Additionally, I continue to lead workshops on Eating Issues and Body Image, in schools and universities. My workshop “Mental Fitness: Tools to Survive as a Dancer” has been offered to Dance Conservatories, University Dance Departments and Dance Training Programs.

Below are links to many of my articles, as well as to my own blog: Real Food for Real Life.

My Bio

I am a licensed clinical social worker and reimbursable psychotherapist (LCSW-R). The specialties of my NYC private practice include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship psychotherapy. As a recognized expert in various competencies, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work and have lectured at Harvard Medical School, New York University School of Social Work, Georgetown University, Wellesley College, and Mount Sinai Hospital, among other institutions.

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Book cover

“Take the Fight out of Food offers practical, sensible advice for parents concerned about their child’s eating behaviors. This book helps parents to teach their children healthy attitudes about food and nutrition.”
Elizabeth A. Rider, MSW, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

“An absolute must-read for parents wanting to create a positive, healthy food relationship with their kids!”
Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., Author of the 90/10 Weight-Loss Plan, Cooking with Joy, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Total Nutrition, Nutritionist for NBC's The Today Show

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