for evening, daytime, & weekend appointments
in Upper West Side practice
(updated April 27, 2020)
Offers Online Sessions
Aurora Center NYC is a full-service outpatient treatment center that provides a supportive environment for helping clients at all stages of their eating disorder recovery. At Aurora, clients are guided through a holistic, integrated recovery that includes nutrition counseling and meal support therapy.
Additionally, the providers at Aurora Center NYC help clients navigate a variety of mental health and emotional wellness challenges, including anxiety, depression, issues related to college and graduate school, and relationship concerns.
Along with individual counseling, Aurora Center provides life coaching, couples counseling, family therapy, and both individual and group yoga therapy.
The providers at Aurora Center NYC strive to create an environment where clients feel understood, safe, and nourished on their journey to healing their mind, soul, and body. They look forward to meeting you.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rachel Szalkiewicz Padilla
Master of Science, MS
Master of Science, MS
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
+ What services does your practice offer?
Aurora Center NYC has one mission: to offer a supportive environment for individualized healing and recovery, mind, soul and body. We are a full service outpatient treatment center, specializing in Eating Disorders and treating all mental health issues. We offer individual and group psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, meal support therapy, FBT/Maudsley, individual and group Yoga Therapy, life coaching, and couple and family therapy.
+ What are your practice's specialties?
The Aurora Center NYC Team has expertise in several areas, including Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Healthcare Professionals, College & Graduate Students, as well as other mood & personality disorders, relationship issues.
+ Why should I choose your practice?
Aurora Center NYC is a team of expert therapists, all of whom are extensively trained in an integrative approach to treatment; we have a strong focus on evidence-based treatment with a strong focus on flexible and responsive care that we adapt to fit the needs of each individual. Aurora represents the chance for renewal and the belief that no matter how dark the day has been before, a new dawn will come. The colors of Aurora Eating Disorder Treatment Center are yellow and gray — yellow to represent the dawn of a new day and a chance to try again, gray to represent the in-between space in which we all must learn to live sometimes. Aurora is designed to be a refuge — a safe space, where each person is treated as an individual, not just a patient, and where whole recovery becomes not only a possibility, but a reality.
+ How does payment work at your practice?
At Aurora Center NYC, fees for treatment services are clear and transparent with no hidden fees or add-on costs. Clients pay us directly for all treatment services rendered, however many of our clients have found that treatment at our New York City eating disorder clinic is often reimbursable by most insurance companies as an out-of-network provider. We offer support and advocacy around insurance reimbursement to ensure that you are able to utilize your benefits to the fullest extent possible, however it is the responsibility of the individual patient and family to pay for all services received. We accept the following forms of payment: cash, check, credit card, debit card, and medical flexible spending account debit cards.
As part of our mission of caring for our community and commitment to healing, we reserve a limited number of slots for individuals experiencing financial hardship and provide reduced fee treatment on an as-needed basis.