Cheryl  Pacione
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Cheryl Pacione

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Pleasantville Not Accepting In-person

New virtual groups availability. Tuesday evenings, Negotiating Workplace Challenges. All groups will cost $55/session.

Updated November 3, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Abandonment issues
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Depression

Professional statement

Cheryl Pacione is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist based in Pleasantville, NY, but is currently accepting clients for virtual sessions from all around the globe, via Zoom or telephone. She has 25+ years of experience working with adolescents, adults and groups. She works with persons from young adults to seniors with a focus on transitions in areas of sexual identity, chronic illness, divorce, career concerns and racial identity. She has worked extensively with POC, LGBTQIA and persons with psychiatric and physical disabilities.

Her focus is on establishing trust and rapport in a non-judgmental, compassionate environment. Throughout the pandemic, she has been conducting online individual and group therapy with great success. Her current rating is 4.7 out of 5 stars based on feedback from over 1,000 clients. Cheryl’s approach is client centered therapy and she has a holistic approach to solution focused therapy.

Cheryl’s available weekdays and evenings by appointment and is now accepting clients for mixed issue groups, sexual addiction groups and young adults questioning their identity. She is also accepting individuals with all mental health concerns for 60-minute sessions. In addition, she is now offering a free 10-minute consultation.

Message to clients

Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.

As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

"A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step."


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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Cheryl Pacione is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $250 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $55 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (75min)
  • Transgender Exploration Sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Persons with Disabilities Sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Work Exploration Sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Effects of Covid Sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Open Relationship Conflicts Sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Asian American Trauma Sessions: $150 (60min)

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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Multiple times a week


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 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tue 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wed 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thu 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Fri 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Sun Closed

Pleasantville practice
2 MEADOW LN, Pleasantville, New York 10570
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 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tue 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wed 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thu 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Fri 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 27 years

Westchester Mental Health Counseling Services, Lead Therapist & President, 2020 - Present
Better Help, Online Therapy, 2020 - Present
NYS Office of Children & Family Services, Rehabilitation Counselor , 2011 - 2021
A Better U Counseling Services, Lead Therapist, 2006 - 2020
Jawonio Rehabilitation Center, Coordinator of Psychiatric Services, 2000 - 2011
Yonkers Rehabilitation Center, Director of Psychiatric Services, 1994 - 2000

NYS Office of the Professions, Licensed Mental Health Therapist, 2006
CRCC, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, 1997
City University of New York at Hunter College, Masters Degree in Education/Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 1996
Mercy College, Bachelors of Science in Psychology, 1979


New York: LMHC000377