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Antonio Ruberto, Jr.(all pronouns welcome)

(all pronouns welcome)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R
New York
Addiction- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Life transitions- Relationship issues-Substance abuse-Mood disorders-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Antonio Ruberto, Jr., MS, LCSW-R, CASAC is a licensed clinical social worker (R) and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor with extensive experience working with diverse populations and issues. He believes that every individual can achieve a more authentic understanding of themselves, their background, the more challenging aspects of their lives, as well as identifying positive attributes and assets. Through the use of a diverse set of treatment strategies and via an intersectional lens which acknowledges systemic impacts, clients are able to set achievable objectives and goals, moving forward in life with a better understanding of themselves and the environment around them.

Antonio worked in flagship retail management for four years and for seven years at Columbia Business School as a Program Manager for executive education programs. Antonio is a member of the New York State OASAS Clinical Advisory Panel and the ASAP Diversity Equity Inclusion Committee and has provided workshops and trainings for the ASAP Conference, the NASW Addiction Institute Conference, the New York Criminal Justice & Treatment Conference and The Gay Men’s Health Summit and SYNChronicity Conference, both in Washington, D.C.

Since 2021, Antonio has also been the Chair of the NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Specialty Practice Section. He received his Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology and Art History from NYU and his Master of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University.

With 15 years of experience at the New York City LGBT Center, most recently as their Senior Director of Behavioral Health, Antonio has an extensive knowledge and expertise working across the spectrum mental health and substance use issues and concerns.

Antonios has been providing affirming private psychotherapy and addiction recovery support for nearly fifteen and offer flexible options for both in-person and telehealth sessions.


Message to clients

Welcome! I'm so glad you've reached this page and have taken the steps to begin enacting positive change in your life!

My approach to psychotherapy is simple – I believe in the power of compassion and connection. My ultimate goal is to empower my clients by supporting them to overcome their challenges and develop the tools and insight needed to thrive in life. Whether you are struggling with substance use, anxiety, depression, or some other emotional or psychological concern, I am here to help. My many years of experience have honed my skills in creating a supportive, non-judgmental environment where clients can feel safe in exploring their issues and identifying solutions.

I am an out gay and queer identified person with many years of both personal and professional experience working with the amazing spectrum of identities that make up our community. I have also worked extensively with cis heterosexual individuals as well, collaborating on creating change for mental health, substance use concerns, aging and other life transitions, sex and relationship concerns, and many other issues.

I have both in-person and telehealth availability and flexibility in scheduling. Reach out today to schedule a brief phone or video consultation. I will get back to you within 24 hours to schedule a time.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Senior Director of Behavioral Health
Catholic Charities Mental Health Clinic, Social Worker (fee-for-service)
Mercy Medical Center, Substance Use Social Work Counselor
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Prevention Counselor

Columbia University School of Social Work, MS, 2007

Licensure

New York: R-078203

Languages

English

Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

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

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Medicare
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$120 - $225

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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • 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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed