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Amber Pitoniak(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York
Anxiety -Chronic illness- Depression- Existential crisis & challenges- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Spirituality & religion-

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Professional statement

Amber Pitoniak, B.S., LMSW is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of New York. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and neuroscience from Syracuse University and earned her Master's degree in social work, also from Syracuse University. She has worked within a diverse range of settings including academic and clinical research, non-profit organizations, mental health outpatient clinics, and private practice. She is completing her training to become a Certified Grief Counselor (GC-C) through the American Academy of Grief Counseling and American Institute of Healthcare Professionals.

Message to clients

I will work with you to create a sacred space for healing to occur. While I primarily utilize ACT, grief-informed, and mindfulness-based techniques, sessions are tailored to incorporate additional therapeutic modalities that are evidence-based while meeting your goals and preferences. I approach therapy with an understanding of the interconnectivity of the mind and spirituality. Healing yourself spiritually also aids in healing your mind, leading to the healing effects of finding inner peace amidst trauma and grief.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist

Syracuse University Falk College School of Social Work, Masters, 2017


New York: 105322-1




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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Locations & Hours

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150