Erica  Paragallo
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Erica Paragallo

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Identity development
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Erica specializes in supporting highly sensitive individuals who are coping with mental health issues and seeking to grow in their ability to care for themselves. She approaches therapy as a collaborative and creative effort, incorporating holistic modalities, such as art therapy, mindfulness, yoga, and self-reflection.

Drawing upon her background in trauma-informed care, Erica offers a compassion-focused and culturally responsive treatment approach. She uses an eclectic blend of creative arts and research-based techniques to support her clients. Ultimately, Erica’s goal is to help clients move beyond the challenges and barriers that have held them back from living life to the fullest.


Message to clients

It's easy for you to sense other people's feelings, but sometimes you feel misunderstood. You may overthink things, or you may be so intuitive that you can't tune out the noise of daily life. The gift of being highly sensitive can also come with internal struggles that may be hard for others to understand.

My knowledge of trauma-informed care and behavioral health, coupled with my creative background in yoga and art therapy, allows me to provide support expert to highly sensitive people. I use an eclectic approach that fully honors and recognizes the powerfully interwoven connection between mind, body, spirit, and heart. Together, we create a safe space that encourages the exploration of feelings and the formation of a brand-new story founded on personal strength, hope, and resilience.

I spend considerable time getting to know my clients and adapting my approach to validate their individuality. Through a combination of intuitive and research-based techniques, I’ll empower you to move beyond the challenges and barriers that have been holding you back from living your best life.

Everyone is in this together, and no one should have to face life’s challenges alone. You have already taken the first and most important step towards finding support and setting yourself up for a more authentic and fulfilling future, by being vulnerable. Vulnerability is a brave act, and I am grateful you are here.


Specialties

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

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

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $50 (160min)
  • Sliding scale: $25 - $50

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 9:00 am - 8:00 pm +
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm +
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm +
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm +
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm +
  • Sat 9:00 am - 8:00pm +
  • Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm +

Work and Education

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2022 - Present


Licensure

New York: 116681


Languages

English