The Virtual Counselors

Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland Accepting Online
Updated October 20, 2020

The Virtual Counselors is a group practice whose providers offer online therapy and psychological support to clients living throughout New York and New Jersey. They specialize in working with individuals and couples for anxiety, trauma. relationship counseling, addictions, and infidelity.

The Virtual Counselors are committed to providing supportive and highly individualized care for their clients, and helping them navigate times of transition and change within their relationships, family, career, and identities.

Zev  Berkowitz
Zev Berkowitz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Amanda  Levy
Amanda Levy

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Robyn  Rozwaski
Robyn Rozwaski

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Pamela  Goldsteen
Pamela Goldsteen

Licensed Social Worker, LSW

Tara  Moyle
Tara Moyle

Licensed Associate Counselor, LAC

Zasah  S. Khademi
Zasah S. Khademi

MA, LPC, NCC, Clinical Therapist

Bruce  Parness
Bruce Parness

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW


About

+ What services does your practice offer?

Our main goal at The Virtual Counselors is to provide quality online therapy (also known as virtual counseling, teletherapy, or cyber-counseling). We warmly welcome individuals, couples, and families who are navigating personal difficulties or times of significant change.

We invite you to share a therapeutic experience with us to explore and uncover your true essence, manage your emotional pain, and work to shift your internal view of yourself to a positive awareness of who you genuinely are. We work well with issues such as: anxiety; depression; trauma; self esteem; single parents; familial and other relationships.

All couples experience difficulties during a committed or long-term relationship. We Help couples work to resolve conflicts, addiction issues, develop trust and reconnect. We do this by applying relationship tools, problem-solving, conflict management and role modeling communication skills so that every partner feels heard, important and a priority in the relationship. 

Because obstacles are rarely overcome by talk alone, the mind-body connection is paramount in our work. We have a collaborative, integrative approach and believe in the primacy of the nervous system in the healing process. By providing access to our body’s natural healing system, these body-oriented approaches are particularly effective for healing trauma and stress disorders as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety.

We think getting some solid, experienced input can be very helpful. A new perspective, a new idea, a supportive trusting ear is always a good opportunity, especially when life becomes more challenging. We would be happy to join you on your discovery towards a more joyful, peaceful, and successful life.

+ What are your practice's specialties?

We help clients navigate issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem, single parents, familial and other relationships. We invite you to share a therapeutic experience with us to explore and uncover your true essence, manage your emotional pain, and work to shift your internal view of yourself to a positive awareness of who you genuinely are.

All couples experience difficulties during a committed or long-term relationship. We help couples work to resolve conflicts, addiction issues, develop trust, and reconnect. We do this by applying relationship tools, problem-solving, conflict management and role modeling communication skills so that every partner feels like they are heard, important, and a priority in the relationship.

Because obstacles are rarely overcome by talk alone, the mind-body connection is paramount in our work. We have a collaborative, integrative approach and believe in the primacy of the nervous system in the healing process. By providing access to our body’s natural healing system, these body-oriented approaches are particularly effective for healing trauma and stress disorders as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety.

We think getting some solid, experienced input can be very helpful. A new perspective, a new idea, a supportive trusting ear is always a good opportunity, especially when life becomes more challenging. We would be happy to join you on your discovery towards a more joyful, peaceful, and successful life.

+ Why should I choose your practice?

At The Virtual Counselors, we are very interactive therapists and are not passive. We give a lot of feedback and guidance to clients. Clients seem to appreciate this, and it allows them to get a sense of our active and caring style. We also believe that clients need to have goals to work on in-between sessions so that they can get the full benefits of therapy.

+ How does payment work at your practice?

We are an out-of-network practice; however, we help you meet your deductible as fast as we can. We are happy to submit claims on your behalf directly to your insurance company, or we can provide you with a bill for you to submit.


Specialties

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Somatic therapy - Specializing in assisting clients become attuned to their body to help them sense and disrupt habitual patterns and move forward in a calmer manner

Trauma and PTSD - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Addictions and substance use disorders - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on substances or behaviors; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering

Infidelity - Supporting clients and couples in addressing infidelity concerns; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

EMDR - Specializing in helping clients process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing ability; guiding clients through a series of lateral eye movements while focusing on a difficult memory and allowing for emotional processing and healing




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $175
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)

Therapist's note

Please note that The Virtual Counselors do not accept any form of Medicaid.

The Virtual Counselors can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.

Since the scheduling of an appointment involves the reservation of time specifically, for you, a minimum of 24 hours (1 day) notice is required for re-scheduling or canceling an appointment. Unless we reach a different agreement, the fee of $100 will be charged for sessions missed without such notification. Most insurance companies do not reimburse for missed sessions.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat By appointment only
  • Sun By appointment only

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 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat By appointment only
  • Sun By appointment only

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat By appointment only
  • Sun By appointment only

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat By appointment only
  • Sun By appointment only

Languages

English

Hebrew

Russian