Cassandra Koegel, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Cassandra  Koegel
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Cassandra Koegel

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 3, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Trauma
  • Artists' mental health
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Cassandra is a Licensed Master Social Worker based in Manhattan, NY, who is dedicated to offering support to adults, adolescents, and children who feel overwhelmed by life’s various obstacles. Many of her clients struggle with trauma, relationship stress, and life transitions that have manifested through low self-esteem and symptoms of depression and anxiety. These challenges often make clients feel lost, and Cassandra believes that therapy can be a great starting point for drawing a new and improved roadmap.

Cassandra’s approach is holistic, trauma-informed, and client centered. She will always do her best to meet the client where they are at. The therapeutic relationship is sacred to Cassandra, and her goal is to create a space for her clients to feel safe, understood, heard, and supported. Cassandra recognizes that her clients are the experts on their own lives, and thus she aims to reflect an unbiased and empathetic perspective to further empower her clients to capitalize on their strengths and find meaning among the chaos. Dependent on the individual’s needs, Cassandra might incorporate other modalities as she sees fit, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, narrative therapy exercises, mindfulness practices, and otherwise.

Having worked with performing artists, adults switching careers, and teens and young adults growing into their authentic selves, Cassandra fosters an environment for self-discovery and expression. Cassandra believes that when passion, humor, and creativity are incorporated into sessions, it can truly nourish the therapeutic space and thus the client’s potential.

Cassandra strives for her work to be as inclusive and intersectional as possible; she is happy to work with anyone who is open to the therapeutic process. She is currently available to provide remote sessions as to maintain everyone’s safety.


Message to clients

When The Beatles asked for Help!, they got a #1 hit; when you asked for help, you got a therapist search result list. I'd say those are pretty equal in value.

Just like writing a song, there is a lot of courage in putting yourself out there and opening up to someone you don't know. I know therapy can seem a bit intimidating, especially if you have never done it before. But I want you to know that in sessions with me, the only expectation of you is to show up. You get to decide what you want to discuss, and I am here to listen without judgement, offer an unbiased perspective, and hold the space for you. I hope therapy can be a place where you feel comfortable being and expressing your most authentic self. And who knows, maybe you'll get a #1 hit out of it someday.


Specialties

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)

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

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:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Cassandra is also in-network with Americorps insurance.

Cassandra does not accept Medicaid/Medicare.


Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Tue 2:30pm - 5pm
  • Wed 10am, 4pm, 6pm
  • Thu 9am, 11am-1pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Resilience Lab, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
The Family Center, Therapist, 2020 - 2021
The Actors Fund, Social Worker; Social Work Intern, 2018 - 2019
Quest to Learn Public School, Social Work Intern, 2017 - 2018

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, Master of Social Work (MSW), 2019
Binghamton University, BA in Psychology, 2016


Licensure

New York: 107136


Languages

English