Carissa Boncardo, Therapist in Mamaroneck, New York — Zencare
Carissa  Boncardo
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Carissa Boncardo

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Mamaroneck Accepting In-person

We have had 3 fantastic new interns and 3 wonderful Mental Health Counselors join our practice which is helping to expand our availability!

Updated June 2, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life stress
  • Play therapy
  • Parenting skills
  • Panic attacks

Professional statement

Carissa Boncardo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Mamaroneck, New York who specializes in anxiety, including panic disorder, and depression. Her practice is open to adults as well as kids ages 14 and up.

When working with adults and young adults, Carissa takes a multifaceted approach that works in art therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  She helps them work through anxiety that may be related to early childhood trauma, as well as their present-day stressors.

When working with children, Carissa often utilizes play therapy. She also integrates art, with activities like glitter jars and sand-tray therapy. This overall integrative approach also blends with other techniques like mindfulness, breathing exercises, and bits of modified CBT. Such a wide-ranging scope helps with a child client’s anxiety, depression, and ADHD, if applicable. She also sees parents to provide details and ongoing education, typically on a monthly basis (though more frequently if necessary).


Message to clients

My general philosophy as a counselor is that we all have the power to heal ourselves. My job is to give you the tools to do so. I do this by using mindfulness and creativity in my practice. In our sessions, we will work on staying focused on the "now." While there are times we will absolutely explore and process the past, I want to focus on the strengths and difficulties that drove you to seek counseling. In this approach, we focus on building on your strengths and giving you skills to take with you.


Specialties

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

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

Life stress - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Play therapy - Providing a safe place for children to engage in play while supporting progress towards healing and wellness

Parenting skills - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Panic attacks - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Carissa Boncardo is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $110 (45min)
  • Initial session: $185 (60min)
  • Longer ongoing sessions: $145 (60min)
  • Shorter ongoing sessions: $95 (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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Mamaroneck practice
444 East Boston Post Road, Suite 206, Mamaroneck, New York 10543
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 11:00am-4:00pm

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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun 11:00am-4:00pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
TheraCare, 2016 - 2018
New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, 2017 - 2018
Holistic Health Center for Personal Growth and Healing, 2015 - 2017

Hunter College, MS, 2015
Hunter College, BA, 2012


Licensure

New York: 007868


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"The call was professional and helpful. I felt heard."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"The call was quick and concise, and Carissa answered all of my questions."
- Zencare client • January 2021
"Carissa was punctual and effective."
- Zencare client • January 2021
"Carissa really cared about how I'm feeling."
- Zencare client • June 2020