Erika  Vidales
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Erika Vidales


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 6, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Identity development
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

Erika has a gentle, reflective approach to therapy, which allows clients to come as they are and be fully themselves. Whether someone is struggling with identity, anxiety, low self esteem, or feelings of depression, Erika provides a strong, trusting container for them to dig into the root cause of their struggles and find new ways to cope. She might even include some humor along the way!

Depending on her client’s needs, Erika uses a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), narrative therapy, psychodynamic theory, and mindfulness. Erika encourages her clients to use their creativity to express themselves and process difficult feelings. For example, she might have her clients respond to a journal prompt or sketch out a scene.

All in all, Erika creates a safe and trusting relationship where clients can express themselves, move through intense emotions, and focus on their personal growth.

Message to clients

My practice is a nurturing space to unpack your feelings, attitudes, and stressors. As you embark on your journey of self discovery, we will explore your identity, understand intergenerational patterns, and deconstruct mental health stigma together.

I welcome folks who hold the following identities, BIPOC/LGBTQ+ adults, adult children of immigrant parents, and migrants. I also work with clients to improve self esteem or address symptoms of ADHD. Through a holistic, collaborative, and nonhierarchical approach, we’ll address the challenges in your life together so that you can heal and gain new insights.

Finding the right therapist can be challenging. I encourage you to begin your work with someone who understands you and is curious to learn more about what’s important to you. If working together seems like a potential fit, please reach out. I’m looking forward to connecting!


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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, and anxiety and/or depression.

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $160

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct 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
  • Every other 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 10:00am -5:00pm, Inquire about availability for all days
  • Tue 10:00am -8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am -5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am -5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • 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 Psychotherapy, Clinician, 2021 - Present
New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, Mental Health Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center, Social Work Intern, 2019 - 2020
Montefiore/ Schaffer Extended Care Center , Social work Intern, 2018 - 2019

NYPCC Academy- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training, Certificate , 2021
New York University, Masters, 2020
NYPCC Academy- Trauma-Informed Therapy Training , Certificate, 2020
NYPCC Academy- Teleplay Therapy, Certificate, 2020
Manhattan College, Bachelors, 2017


New York: 111178-01