Noah Benjamin Clyman, LCSW-R, ACT

Name:Noah Benjamin Clyman
Specialty:Social Worker—Clinical
Review:20 client reviews
Location:19 West 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 347-470-8870
Fax: 347-470-8870
Noah Clyman, LCSW-R, ACT is the founder & director of NYC Cognitive Therapy - a group practice in midtown Manhattan that provides cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for the community. CBT is the most researched form of therapy, and in over one thousand research studies is found is to be effective for treating the range of psychiatric disorders and psychological problems. Our website is

Training: Noah has dedicated his life to helping people work past problems for happier, more fulfilled lives, with a specific focus on anxiety problems and depression.  ​After earning a Master's degree from New York University he completed intensive post-graduate training in CBT at the Beck Institute, including ongoing case consultation and supervision with CBT founder Aaron Beck, MD and colleagues.  Noah is a certified cognitive therapy provider since 2010, after completing the rigorous certification process, which includes the close evaluation of the applicant's academic knowledge and clinical expertise before a certificate in CBT is awarded. In 2012, Noah passed examinations to join the ACT Credentialing Committee. He serves as a "rater" for the Academy--one of the expert CBT therapists who review and score audio samples submitted by individuals applying for certification in cognitive therapy.

In his private practice, Noah works with adults in individual and couples therapy. His practice includes clients who are dealing with anxiety and depression, addictive disorders, relationship and communication problems, and life transitions. Noah's therapeutic approach is active and practical and he likes to work collaboratively with clients. He provides support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, Noah works with each client to help him/her build on strengths to identify and achieve life goals.

Teaching: Noah is an Adjunct Lecturer for New York University.  In this capacity, he supervises graduate students studying to become therapists.  He teaches students how to: conduct thorough assessments, diagnose, complete treatment plans, and carry out interventions in psychotherapy practice. Noah developed a comprehensive internship program  for trainee therapists at Gay Men's Health Crisis--the oldest HIV/AIDS service organization in the country--providing both individual and group supervision for graduate students in their clinical internships.

In Summer 2013, Noah co-created and co-taught the graduate course, 'Cognitive Behavioral Treatments,' at Boston University with Beck Institute Instructor, Daniel Beck, LICSW. He continues to teach for CBT course for BU every year.

Noah has also facilitated day-long post-graduate workshops in CBT for clinicians at Adelphi University and Columbia University.

​Clinical Experience: Before starting NYC Cognitive Therapy, Noah provided psychotherapy in a broad range of settings including: a psychotherapy training institute, a community mental health clinic serving clients living with HIV/AIDS, a psychiatric emergency room, and a mobile crisis team.

Areas of specialization: Populations served: artists; academics; students; business people; gays & lesbians​
Helping clients conquer: shame; perfectionism; life disorganization; self-criticism; worry/doubt; performance anxiety; shyness/social nervousness; feeling like a fraud; feeling bored or unmotivated; trouble with dating/mating/relating.​

For more information, please visit the practice's website -
New York UniversityMSWClinical Social Work2007
Dickinson CollegeBAPsychology2005
Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy & ResearchPost-Graduate Certificate in CBTCognitive Therapy2010
Cognitive Behavioral TherapistPrivate PracticeNew York, NY2010-now
PsychotherapistInstitute for Human IdentityNew York, NY2007-2011
Psychiatric Social WorkerElmhurst Hospital CenterQueens, NY2007-2008
Clinical Director & SupervisorNYC Cognitive Therapy19 West 34th St. New York NY 10001January 2013-now
Psychotherapist / SupervisorGay Men's Health CrisisNew York, NY2008-2013
Rater & Credentialing Committee MemberAcademy of Cognitive TherapyPhiladelphia, PA2012-now
NameIssued ByDuration
DiplomateAcademy of Cognitive Therapy2010-now
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerState of New York2010-now
Certified Supervisor / Field InstructorNew York University2010-now
National Leadership Honor SocietyOmicron Delta Kappa2004-now
National Psychology Honor SocietyPsi Chi2004-now
Insurance:In-network: NYC Cognitive Therapy is an in-network provider for MagnaCare (NYU student health insurance). Out-of-network: We work with clients insured by many insurance companies on an out-of-network basis. Our licenses, training, and education qualify for out-of-network reimbursement. This means that most insurance plans allowing members to go out-of-network for mental health will reimburse you for our work, according to the payments they allow.
My fees are comparable to the going rate for private psychotherapy in the New York City area.

Important note about reduced psychotherapy fees: I support an ethical commitment to set aside a percentage of my time to providing services to clients with financial limitations.  For example, I am willing to see students at a reduced rate.
Hours available Monday-Friday. Other therapists in my practice, NYC Cognitive Therapy, have weekend availability -please call 347-470-8870 to schedule an appointment.

Client Review:

20 client reviews of Noah Benjamin Clyman scored 5 out of 5.

CBT for Anxiety & depression
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by Clau, Apr. 06, 2021

Initially, I was a little apprehensive because of my fear of being vulnerable. I was extremely shy and never thought of therapy before. Talking to a stranger about my deepest fears? No way!. However, working with Noah I was able to feel comfortable and talk about my social anxiety among other things like low self-esteem and depression. He helped me find ways and methods to cope with my anxiety and catastrophic thinking.

Now I find myself doing things that were extremely difficult to do in the past. I had trouble connecting with people because I was afraid of their opinions about me so I always kept my distance but being vulnerable in therapy though at times it was hard has helped me strengthen relationships with my friends and form new friendships.

Also, I used to dread going to interviews or social events, I thought I was never gonna be able to be confident again, but with Noah's help, and practicing giving myself credit and learning to celebrate small achievements is boosting my confidence and self-esteem. Today I have my first 2 internships and I am very proud of myself.  

Working with Noah and doing CBT therapy has given me lots of hope. I see massive improvements in my personal life and I see myself dealing with my anxiety better. He introduced me to the concept of mindfulness, I am learning to pause and observe my assumptions and false narratives, I see myself processing my thoughts in a more positive way and that makes me happy because I feel like I am taking my life back.

Noah is a wonderful therapist, very empathetic and caring, and he challenged me in the best way possible when I needed it. I am very thankful for all the things he helped me overcome.

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by JenniferShana, Apr. 01, 2016

Noah has been providing me with CBT clinical supervision and it has been one of the best experiences I have had with supervision. He provides excellent insight to a wide variety of clinical issues and does so with such openness. To further promote learning the model, supervision is modeled after a CBT session. Through my work with Noah, I have not only become a much more skilled CBT and Trial Based Cognitive therapist, but much more confident in my skill set. I would recommend Noah to a beginner level therapist to a more seasoned clinical looking to enhance their CBT skill set.

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CBT for Anxiety
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by WashingtonSquare, Nov. 28, 2015

I was referred to Noah by my existing psychotherapist in order to try CBT after six months of talk therapy, which was helpful, but had little effect on my ever increasing work-related Anxiety. Noah mentioned in our first meeting that it would take 5-8 sessions for treatment and that is exactly how many times I ended up seeing him. He is very action oriented and methodical. I did all the exercises and record keeping and it was amazing how fast I noticed changes and progress. In addition, Noah is always exactly on time! I ended up referring my brother to him.

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