Last edited 01/26/2023

Sydney Lerner

She / Her / Hers

Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Tuesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

My love for storytelling inspired me to become a therapist. With therapy, we become the editors in chief of the plot, characters, and internal dialogues that shape our lives. My work is centered on identifying the themes carrying you forward and re-storying the themes draining you.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Storytelling can bring you out of your world and into another realm. In my practice, I use narrative therapy to more deeply engage with clients as they find their voice, deepen their self awareness, and rewrite unhelpful stories. Together, we can delve into your past, connect patterns to the problems impacting you today, and write a new story empowering you to confront challenges confidently. Improving relationships is a cornerstone of my practice. Most of our relationship patterns—the good and the bad—are formed in early childhood. By digging into our previous experiences, we can confront unhelpful patterns, cope with challenges, and create healthier connections. When communication challenges crop up, many of my clients tell themselves they’re the problem, they’re a bad person, or their friends all hate them. Sound familiar? If so, let’s work together to shift that self-talk and re-write your story. I welcome anything and everything into sessions, so come with your dreams, stream of consciousness, and most authentic emotions so we can confront your patterns at the source.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

As a therapist, I’m really good at connecting the dots for my clients so they can gain insight. I definitely have a creative streak that enables me to approach things in many different ways. This creativity comes through in my narrative work. I'm adaptable. Every day and every client is different. I’ve learned to shift my style to adapt to a range of circumstances.









Relationship Issues


Borderline Personality Disorder

General Expertise


Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

Artists' mental health

Attachment issues

In-Network Insurance




UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

All Savers Insurance

Golden Rule Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare



First Session$150
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Narrative Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy


MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University

Frequently Asked Questions About Sydney Lerner,

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Sydney Lerner, , has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Sydney Lerner accepting new clients?

Yes, Sydney Lerner is accepting new clients.

Does Sydney Lerner accept insurance?

Yes, Sydney Lerner accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Cigna, Golden Rule Insurance, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Optum, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.

What types of therapy does Sydney Lerner offer?

Sydney Lerner offers therapy for individuals.

Does Sydney Lerner offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in can book Sydney Lerner for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Sydney Lerner offer online therapy?

Yes, Sydney Lerner offers online therapy to people in .

How quickly can I see Sydney Lerner?

Sydney Lerner typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Sydney Lerner speak?

Sydney Lerner conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Sydney Lerner online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Sydney Lerner online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.