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Uptown Therapy and WellnessGroup practice

Group practice
New York

9 providers

New mothers-Young men and women of color-Anxiety-Substance abuse-Trauma-Depression-
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Practice Information

Uptown Therapy and Wellness is a group practice for psychotherapy in Washington Heights, Manhattan. They specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues, particularly for people of color. The providers at Uptown Therapy strive to help each of their clients see and understand emotional progress, often incorporating skills-based treatment plans to reduce negative thought patterns and behaviors.


What services does your practice offer?

Uptown Therapy and Wellness clinicians posses a wide variety of expertise and training, as well personal and cultural backgrounds. We offer traditional 50 minute sessions, and "integrated" 80 minutes sessions that incorporate 30 minutes of personal training before the session. We saw that many New Yorkers, particular people of color, had trouble finding the match they wanted in a therapist and sought to address this.

What are your practice's specialties?

We created a comprehensive staff to handle the many expectations and goals of our clients. We have clinicians trained in issues relating to pregnancy and postpartum mothers, trauma, anxiety and panic, as well addressing ongoing struggles with depression. We are especially attune to assisting clients handle life transitions and events that often worsen symptoms. Our therapists work with clients to create strategies and tools to improve lives in between sessions and after the work has concluded.    

Why should I choose your practice?

Uptown Therapy and Wellness recognize that many clients have felt they were unable to find therapists that understood their experience and background. We have strived to create a diverse team so that everyone feels they find a good therapeutic match as well as a culturally aware one.

How does payment work at your practice?

We accept United, Oxford, Oscar and Aenta in-network. We collect payment for other insurances by cash, venmo/paypal and will assist clients in collecting out of network reimbursement when possible.


Peter  Carrington
Peter Carrington

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Maureen  Bock
Maureen Bock

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Erica  Taliaferro
Erica Taliaferro

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Carmen  Fajardo
Carmen Fajardo

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Solimar  Santiago-Warner
Solimar Santiago-Warner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Jonathan  Hubert
Jonathan Hubert

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Michelle  Vazquez
Michelle Vazquez

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Kinu   Johnson
Kinu Johnson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Larisa  Correa
Larisa Correa

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW


English, Spanish


New mothers - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Young men and women of color - Working with young adults of color; exploring racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Lyra Health
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$170 (50min)
  • Initial session:$170 (50min)

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:

  • Super billing

Therapy Groups

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Men's Addiction, Recovery, and Relapse Prevention group

This weekly group for men in recovery from substance use (as well as for those curious about recovery and pursuing sobriety) offers skill-based sessions to prevent relapse, increase resiliency, and provide support.

Client testimonials

"It was a great dialogue about my needs, and they took care in matching me with the right therapist."
- Zencare client March 2021

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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