Erica  Saccente
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Erica Saccente

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC
New York Not Accepting Online
New York Not Accepting In-person

This psychiatric nurse practitioner is currently not accepting new clients. Find available New York psychiatric nurse practitioners on Zencare.

Updated May 26, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mindfulness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress-disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Medication management
  • Chronic illness/pain

Professional statement

Erica Saccente, PMHNP is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, licensed in the state of New York, who works with adults experiencing a broad range of issues.

Erica has studied extensively with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, and she completed their Contemplative Psychotherapy Certificate Program, which involved an intensive study of the integration of Buddhist psychology and meditation with contemporary psychotherapy, neuroscience, and health psychology, earning certificates in Mindfulness and Compassion-based psychotherapy practices. She is a 200-hour Yoga Teacher, registered through Yoga Alliance, and she also teaches meditation rooted in Tibetan Buddhism. Erica practices holistically, utilizing a range of modalities including contemplative psychotherapy, insight-oriented psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, breath work, and psychotropic medications depending on her clients' needs.

Erica has prior experience working at the Nathan Kline Institute studying sensory processing in schizophrenia, and working as a Registered Nurse on a psychiatric unit at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She also worked with marginalized communities in NYC for 10 years, specializing in providing psychiatric treatment for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and people readjusting to society after incarceration. Erica has also worked as a Clinical Supervisor for Columbia University School of Nursing Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner students.

Erica has availability for remote sessions. She is currently accepting referrals for psychotherapy.

Message to clients

When we take the courageous journey inside ourselves, whether for healing, greater self-awareness, or liberation, it helps to have an environment imbued with trust, safety, curiosity, and care. It also helps to have a guide, or a mirror, someone to reflect our blind spots and offer light on the path out of darkness. Healing is an alchemical process; we transform adversity into meaningful experiences that help us grow and become who we are meant to be. My work involves providing such a space, without judgement, to allow you the opportunity to heal and evolve.

As a contemplative psychiatric nurse practitioner, I integrate Western medicine, psychotherapy, and neuroscience with Buddhist and yoga philosophy, mindfulness and compassion-based practices, including meditation, breath-work, and attention to the physical body. My approach is collaborative and holistic, and I can prescribe psychotropic medications or recommend supplements if that might be helpful in your process. I work with adults of any age, who are experiencing a wide array of difficulties and are interested in living consciously.

My hope is to support you along the path to living a meaningful life. Areas of focus might include self-empowerment, restoring healthy boundaries, increasing self-compassion and decreasing the self-critical internal voice, cultivating connection to self and others, and learning to sit with strong emotions with ease and spaciousness. I will meet you where you are and together, we can create a unique treatment approach to help you reach your goals of healing and self-development.


Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

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

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

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

Post-traumatic stress-disorder - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

Medication management - Optimizing medication use to treat psychiatric conditions

Chronic illness/pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain and illness


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Initial session: $400 (75min)
  • Medication management sessions: $250 (30min)

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
Payment options
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed


Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

New York practice
220 Fifth Ave, 11th Floor , New York, New York 10001
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 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner , 2016 - Present
Mount Sinai Morningside, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner , 2014 - 2021
New York State Psychiatric Institute , Registered Nurse , 2009 - 2011

Columbia University, MS in Nursing, 2011
Columbia University, BS in Nursing, 2009
Lafayette College, BS in Neuroscience, 2005



Client testimonials

"Erica was really transparent and upfront about her fees, which is so incredibly appreciated!"
- Zencare client • January 2021