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Carissa Boncardo(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York
Anxiety-Depression-Life stress-Play therapy-Parenting skills-Panic attacks-
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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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private Practice
New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center
Holistic Health Center for Personal Growth and Healing

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


New York: 007868




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


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

Locations & Hours

We have 3 fantastic interns and 4 wonderful Mental Health Counselors working in our practice which is helping to expand our availability both in-person and virtually.


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

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

  • 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

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

Book a Free Initial Consultation

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

This provider has no upcoming call times available.