Isabelle Farber New York City Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)



My name is Isabelle Farber and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience in mental health services. I am bilingual in French and English and can see clients in either language.

Throughout the years, I have worked in mental health services for non-profit organizations as a therapist, trainer, program developer and clinical director. I have always loved my work.

I started working in suicide prevention after obtaining my BA in Psychology from UCLA. I then worked in group homes with older adolescents and their families and moved on to working in family court to assist families in distress.  I obtained my MSW from New York University in Clinical Social Work in 1997. Starting then, I worked with people of various backgrounds and diagnoses in preventive and in mental health services.  In 2010, I began developing mental health programs in New York City high schools and had the tremendous privilege to help many struggling young people graduate despite all odds. Thereafter and for the last 5 years, I resumed working in mental health services with adults and adolescents.

My Practice

Generally in life, I have always been the person people come to talk to and thus my practice is a natural extension of myself. In sessions, I strive to develop a trusting and comfortable relationship with my clients so that they may at ease discuss what brings them to my office.  Over 30 years of practice have taught me how incredibly resilient the most struggling individual can be, given the genuine support of others and even without it. Building from my clients’ resilience and our clinical relationship, treatment evolves, and mental health is strengthened, regained, or found.

My office is in Park Slope, Brooklyn, a short walk from the F train. There is a flight of stairs to access my office. I provide in-person and virtual sessions as need be. I accept Aetna, Oxford, United Health Care, and Oscar insurance plans. For clients whose insurance I do not accept, I charge between $150 and $200 for a 50-minute session and can be flexible with my rate depending on circumstances.


Contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation