Clara  Fajardo
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Clara Fajardo

Psychologist, PsyD
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Upper West Side, Manhattan Community Board 5 Accepting In-person
Updated March 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Clara Fajardo sees couples and individuals for psychotherapy. She also completes personality testing and neuropsychology screening. In her psychotherapy practice, Dr. Fajardo works from an integrative orientation, incorporating the latest research on effective psychotherapy with developmental, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and some cognitive-behavioral therapy. This is dependent upon the client's issues, style of thinking, and therapy goals. Dr. Fajardo is also trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, one of the few evidence-based psychotherapies for couples.

Dr. Fajardo attended The University of Denver for her doctorate, completed her Internship at McLean Hospital (affiliated with Harvard University) and South Shore Mental Health in Boston, and received additional training at an APA-accredited postdoctoral Fellowship at The Durham VA Medical Center (affiliated with Duke University) in North Carolina.

Dr. Fajardo is conducting video or telephone sessions exclusively due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She maintains an office on West End Avenue on the Upper West Side. Dr. Fajardo is not in network with any insurance providers, however she will assist you with submitting for out-of-network reimbursement.

Message to clients

Sometimes we don't even realize how stressed we are until we find a safe space to share what's been going on in our lives. Having an expert on the other side of the room who is listening, responding, and engaged can make a world of difference - and quite literally lift the weight of the world off one's shoulders. My job is to support you and help you think through new angles on your life; to help you create the space and lightness you crave. Whether you are seeking therapy or psychological testing to inform your next steps academically or interpersonally, the goal is for you to create balance and make headway in your life.

Because therapy is a dynamic relationship but also a safe space you will be encouraged to think through interpersonal patterns and learn to take responsibility for your side of relationship equations - but also to skillfully express boundaries when they need to be there. This includes an openness to both client and therapist safely discussing our relationship as patterns that arise in work, family, friendships, and other types of relationships are also visible between client and therapist. When "together" works - whether it be in the client/therapist relationship, co-working partnerships or life partnerships - you are noticing your values, how they interact with others, discussing them and learning from yourself and others, and empowered and wise and making decisions based on your values in a way that is appropriately inclusive of others and productive for you.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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


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


Clara Fajardo 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: $250 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Upper West Side practice
142 West End Avenue, Suite #1S, New York, New York 10023
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 Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00pm-5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 2pm-9pm
  • Sun 2pm-9pm

Manhattan Community Board 5 practice
7 W 22nd St., New York, New York 10010
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sun 10:00am-8:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Durham, NC VAMC, Fellowship, 2017 - 2018
McLean Hospital, Internship
South Shore Mental Health, Internship

University of Denver, PsyD, 2017


New Jersey: 35SI00690400

New York: 023039



Client testimonials

"Dr. Fajardo listened and asked good probing questions. She was clear about what her process was."
- Zencare client • March 2021