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Leah Klein, LCSW

Oxford Freedom
United Healthcare
New York


About Me


Leah is known by many as kind, outgoing, compassionate, and even the “fun” therapist who has a unique ability to make anyone around her feel immediately  at ease. She provides information in a straightforward yet compassionate manner and strives to create a warm therapeutic partnership between therapist and client.


Leah Klein, LCSW, is joining our team as our first ever psychotherapist. She will be providing virtual individual psychotherapeutic services to clients as a complement to our nutritional counseling services to assist our clients in managing emotional issues that go hand in hand with NY Nutrition Group treatment . Leah has 20 years of experience in the field of clinical social work and has worked in inpatient and outpatient medical settings, residential school settings and community mental health clinics. Leah earned her B.A. in sociology/psychology from Hofstra University and her Masters in Social Work( MSW) from the Fordham University Graduate school of Social Service.

Counseling Philosophy:

Leah approaches psychotherapy from a non judgmental point of view and a perspective of meeting clients where they are. Her treatment philosophy is that therapy does not have to be all “gloom and doom” and infuses humor into the treatment where appropriate.



Anxiety, Depression, Mood Dysregulation, Body Image Issues/Dysmorphia, Disordered Eating, Peripartum and Postpartum Depression, Life Transitions, (ie marriage, divorce, moving, job change starting/graduating from college etc)


When not “in session”, Leah enjoys family time with her husband, daughter and mom , spending time with friends and walking outside. She is very excited for the weather to warm up so that she can do all of these things outside.

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Questions? We have answers

Will my insurance cover these sessions?
When you book an appointment, you’ll be asked to submit your insurance information. From there, you will hear back before your appointment on general coverage. While we can’t guarantee coverage (as it is always up to the insurance company), we can provide an estimate or idea of what may or may not be covered while working with your RD.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for the sessions?
We highly recommend compleating our pre-evaluation forms. Not only is this very helpful for the RD you’ll be meeting with, but it gives you a chance to take time and think about what will really help you on this journey.

Other than that, we also encourage sending over any recent labs, food records, or referrals you received from your doctor or therapist.
How many sessions will I need with my RD?
Follow-ups are integral for progress and to get the most value from working with an RD. We don’t require or mandate any set number of follow-ups, but we do recommend meeting at least every 1 to 2 weeks for the first 3 months of your first appointment. Of course, this may not be possible for certain individuals and that’s ok too. The best part is that all treatment timelines are flexible and adjustable to fit your needs.
What if I am not satisfied or unhappy with the dietitian I am matched with?
One of the perks of working with us is that we have a variety of qualified RDs and all have their own individual techniques, specialty areas AND personalities. Nutrition can be very personal and for that reason, finding an RD who meshes with your personality is paramount. If you’re not clicking with your dietitian, you can simply message or email us and we can match you with a better fit. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if that’s the case! It’s important that you connect with the provider to see the maximum benefits.
Is it possible to ever do in-person sessions?
At this time, we are only set-up for virtual visits, except if you live close to the NYC area. Of course, if and when that changes, we will be notifying all of our clients and patients.
How does billing work?
We understand navigating insurance can be quite confusing and overwhelming. Luckily, if you’re using health insurance for your sessions, we will do all the billing for you. We submit claims to your insurance company within a few days of your appointments. Copays and deductibles are charged a few weeks later as we like to wait for the explanation of benefits to come back first before making charges. These charges can be automatically processed using the card you have on file. If you ever have additional billing questions or concerns, you can contact us at any time and someone will assist you promptly!
What happens if I need to cancel or can’t make an appointment?
Emergencies happen and we try to be as understanding and accommodating as possible. We do have a 24 hour cancellation policy in order to respect the time of our practitioners and other clients who are trying to schedule appointments as well. That said, if something unexpected or emergent comes up, we just ask that you notify us as soon as possible. Otherwise, we appreciate that you keep all your scheduled appointment times to the best of your ability.
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