Fanyelle  Mael

Fanyelle Mael

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Nevada, Connecticut Waitlist Online
Updated January 16, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Fanyelle Mael is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing virtually in New York, Conneticut, and Nevada. With over 10+ Years experience, she brings a holistic approach to a wide range of individuals and families. Her goal is for clients to identify triggers for anxiety or depression, and combat negative thinking patterns affecting self esteem or confidence and or daily functioning with positive affirmations and solution focused techniques. She also has worked with couples and families to help develop better communication skills and overall family functioning. When working with minors, she works collaboratively with  parents, doctors, and the school systems when necessary for her clients.

Mrs. Mael's approach is truly dependent on the individual or families she is working with. She works with each client to help develop goals for treatment in order to monitor progress and obtain results. Mrs. Mael likes for clients to build new coping skills and gain insight into challenges or perspectives. Mrs. Mael draws from many modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and other evidence based treatments.

Mrs. Mael specializes in addiction counseling, and has obtained certification as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor in the state of New York. Mrs. Mael also conducts assessments and evaluations for Impaired Drivers. She has worked in outpatient clinics helping individuals overcome their substance abuse disorders.

Mrs. Mael graduated with her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Queens College.

Message to clients

I take an empathetic and supportive approach to treatment in order to help individuals work through their sense of self, relationships, substance use, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and life transitions/situations in order to feel empowered. I can be challenging and direct at times and only if the client is comfortable with this approach. I believe this allows clients to see outside of their own perspective when necessary and consider alternative perspectives that will benefit them. By creating a safe, judgment free space, individuals are able to explore and work on overcoming difficulties in their lives. I often utilize techniques from many therapeutic interventions such as Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to work collaboratively with individuals to help to achieve a growth-oriented experiences.


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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

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

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+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in NY)
  • Cigna (in-network in NY)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $200
  • Initial session: $300 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Insurance only accepted for NY clients.


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 12:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 12:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 12:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Nevada)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 AM- 3 PM
  • Tue 9 AM- 3 PM
  • Wed 9 AM- 3 PM
  • Thu 9 AM- 3 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM
  • Tue 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM
  • Wed 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM
  • Thu 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, 2014 - 2018

Queens College, MA, 2014
Queens College, BA, 2011


New York: 007473

Nevada: CP5211-R

Connecticut: 7013



Client testimonials

"Fanyelle is easy to talk to and insightful"
- Zencare client • January 2023
"Easy to talk to and made herself very accessible"
- Zencare client • December 2022
"She was very down to earth and has an approach to working with patients that really resonated with me."
- Zencare client • May 2021
"Fanyelle gave a quick, efficient introduction and was clear about next steps."
- Zencare client • February 2021