I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with offices in Garden City and Westbury, N.Y. I have over fifteen years of experience helping people make positive changes in their lives. I work with adults, children, adolescents and couples. As a practicing psychotherapist I help people resolve relationship, work, job related and financial concerns; family/parenting issues; depression; anxiety; sexuality issues; stress management; and eating disorders. In addition my eight years experience as an Employee Assistance Professional have qualified me to treat addictions and substance abuse disorders.
I work with each person collaboratively to address immediate as well as long standing issues and concerns with a focus on understanding underlying causes. I help people gain insight into their situations, work through obstacles, and move towards their goals.
I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for a variety of clients, from children and adolescents to the elderly with a specific focus on depression, anxiety, family, relationship, adjustment issues and loss and bereavement. I believe that everyone has the potential to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Call or Email Debra Krefsky for a free phone consultation now - (516) 858-5485


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Hunter College School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License No. and State: 047242 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • United
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2015
Debra Krefsky, LCSW, R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Garden City

Debra Krefsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, R