Mollie SpiesmanLMSW

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Is there any research-based work you’ve done that you found particularly exciting, and how has that informed your practice today?

I conducted research on the anti-diet approach to health and the negative affects of yo-yo dieting (going on and off diets). This informs my practice today as I work from a Health at Every Size lense and meet my clients where they are in their wellness journey.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults experiencing anxiety, issues with self-esteem, disordered eating, stressful transitions, and navigating life’s everyday challenges. I take a strengths-based approach with my clients and always meets her client where they are in their journey. I do not believe in a “one size fits all” framework of therapy, and use techniques from different modalities such as psychodynamic and CBT with a focus on mindfulness.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I see therapy as a collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. When I start working with a client we discuss their goals for therapy. This can include both short term and long term goals. I often check in with my clients to assess if their goals have remained the same and where they feel they are in their progress toward their goals. We then assess what is working and what we can modify so that it is most effective.



Relationship Issues


Body image issues

College & graduate student issues

General Expertise


Work Stress

Social Anxiety

Adolescent mental health

Body dysmorphia


Family issues

Sleep & insomnia issues



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Family Session

Group Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Integrative Therapy

Relational Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certification in Mind-Body Eating


NY, LMSW, 100758-01


Master's Degree in Social Work, New York University

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, University of Maryland

Work History

Prior to working in a private practice offering psychotherapy services, I worked in a hospital as a medical social worker. One of my graduate school internships focused on working with individuals with eating disorders, providing meal support and coaching. In undergrad, I interned at a dietitian's office while completing my certification in Mind-Body Eating. All of these experiences influence my approach with my clients today. 


2 West 45th Street, New York, 10036, NY