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Deana Capozziello

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Trauma-Life transitions-Relationships-Anxiety-Depression-Women’s mental health-Existential crisis-
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Professional statement

Deana Capozziello is a New York City based psychotherapist who specializes in working with adults and college aged individuals with trauma, negative life events, life transitions, depression and anxiety. She is LGBTQ+ affirmative.

Deana's approach is grounded in Psychodynamic Relational Psychotherapy and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills when it is useful for her clients. Deana also specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help her clients to no longer be impacted by traumatic experiences and relationships. She is interested in helping people understand the impact that family, social and intimate relationships have on their daily life. While Deana generally does not target specific symptoms, individuals experience symptom reduction and change throughout the course of treatment.

Deana has been drawn to people and their stories throughout her life. Her first professional experiences were in the art world due to her fascination with the visual expression of limitless topics. During that time she realized that she loved speaking with the artists about what they were expressing in their work and hearing how others understood the pieces. Deana is passionate about hearing people's unique life stories and watching the changes people experience through the work. Deana received her MSW from New York University and her MA for Psychology and Substance Abuse Counseling from New School University.

Message to clients

I think it's safe to say that everyone has had an experience that was overwhelming.
You may categorize it as a negative life event, trauma or a series of experiences that may have left you feeling confused. That's why it's important to be able to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with, someone that you feel truly sees you and that you connect with openly and authentically. It can feel like a tall order, but our relationship is one of the most important parts of therapy.

Therapy can be a short-term experience navigating a crisis or it can be a longer process to learn more about who you are. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy, it looks different for everyone. I aim to help you tell your story and to identify frustrating patterns so you can better understand who you are and how to make the best decisions for you. I’ve worked with people from diverse backgrounds and have found that through using our therapeutic relationship, active listening, creativity, spontaneity and even humor we can understand how you can live your life in the most authentic way possible. Please feel free to reach out and I would be happy to answer any questions prior to meeting in person. I look forward to meeting you.

Work and Education

Private practice
Fifth Avenue Counseling Center
Brief Psychotherapy Research Lab
Realization Center

New York University, MSW
New School University, MA




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

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

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

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

Women’s mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Existential crisis - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$130 - $200
  • Initial session:$200 (45min)

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
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week