Open-Minded Therapy LCSW, PLLC

Open-Minded Therapy LCSW, PLLC

Improve Your Wellness - Psychotherapy for the mind, body and spirit
Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Valley Stream Not Accepting In-person

OASAS approved Impaired Driver Clinical Screening and Assessment provider.

Updated April 11, 2023

Open-Minded Therapy, LCSW, PLLC, is a private psychotherapy practice located in Long Island. Our team of clinicians typically meet with adults who present with Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Substance Use. We offer an integrated, client-focused health approach, treating the whole person.


What are your practice's specialties?

Meet Our Team

Shantia Geralds, LCSW, CASAC - area of expertise include substance use, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and women's issues.

Alejandro Cervantes, LMSW - area of expertise include anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, borderline personality personality, post-traumatic stress, and men's issues.

Anneka Davis, LMSW - area of expertise include anxiety, depression, substance use, domestic violence, hoarding, complex-trauma, and women's issues.

Estefani Restrepo - area of expertise include anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA, gender identity, transgender health, trauma, and women's issues.

Katherine Blanchard - area of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, racism, oppression and discrimination, and women's issues.

Stephanie Cruz - area of expertise include anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, communication issues.

Stephanie Jean - area of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, and race & cultural identity.

Delores Foster, NP - area of expertise include medical and psychiatric disorders. Subspecialties in nutrition and obesity.

What services does your practice offer?

We offer psychotherapy, or talk therapy, along with integrated health care. Within the practice, we use a combination of interventions (listed below) to break down thoughts and patterns preventing you from viewing life through a clearer lens.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Solution Focused Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Tapping

Why should I choose your practice?

We are highly-trained, active and compassionate therapists and nurse practitioners. We’re down to earth and relatable. When you connect with our practice, you will feel safe to express the problems you’re having and know that you’ll be heard. You can share your sorrows and your pain. Your challenges and frustrations. We’ll even talk about your successes and your joys. We’ll work collaboratively in person or via a secure and confidential video conference until you feel good about yourself, your family and your life.

How does payment work at your practice?

Open-Minded Therapy, LCSW, PLLC is in-network with several health insurances. If you are opting to privately pay, all payments with be collected by credit card the day of your scheduled appointment.


Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brighton Health Plans / Magnacare
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Evernorth
  • Healthfirst
  • Northwell Direct
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • SEIU
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $185
  • Initial session: $185 (60min)
  • Nurse Practitioner : $160 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Valley Stream practice
70 East Sunrise Highway , Suite #500, Valley Stream, New York 11581
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 1:00pm -7:00pm

Head of Practice's Licensure

New York: 087672