Eric B. Leventhal, L.C.S.W.
Eric B. Leventhal, L.C.S.W is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of adults in individual and group treatment. His areas of specialty include helping family members cope with a mentally-ill or disabled relative, addictive disorders, providing support and guidance to individuals making a career change or transition, and corporate consulting.
He has a B.S. from the University of Virginia, an M.S. from the Columbia University School of Social Work, and a certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute at NYU Medical Center. He received his clinical training at New York Presbyterian Hospital and the EAP Consortium, an employee assistance program for the employees of five constituent hospitals. In addition to his private practice, he currently works as a psychotherapist at Bellevue Hospital in the Outpatient Psychiatry Department (ADEPT Day-Treatment Program).
Prior to working as a psychotherapist, Mr. Leventhal was a certified public accountant and business consultant in the emerging business services department at what was formerly Coopers & Lybrand. It was in this job that he came to see the origin of business problems as often related to conflicts within an individual or related to the dynamics that occur when groups of people work together. Additionally, he has worked as general manager and consultant to the restaurant and hospitality industry where he trained management and staff to provide high-level customer service and to utilize managerial approaches that maximize profitability, productivity, and employee satisfaction.
Mr. Leventhal is an active member of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and is an instructor for NAMI's Family-to-Family Education Program. In addition, he has lectured about the effects of schizophrenia on families.
He lives in Manahttan with his wife and two children.