Greg  Peluso
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Greg Peluso

He/Him/His

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Connecticut Accepting Online
Updated January 29, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues

Professional statement

In my work as a Mental Health Counselor I have seen change in clients, real change. Whether you are being held hostage by a debilitating addiction, a paralyzing depression, or you just need to sort out life's many challenges, I am here to listen and support you. Becoming a therapist was a natural extension of what I was doing in my first career; I worked in the social services field for many years. My empathic, person-centered approach will help us build a collaborative relationship. In my work, I implement various techniques such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT and Internal Family Systems.

My expertise lies in family and couples therapy, but I also see individuals as well. My experiences come from a variety of different settings. I have worked extensively with addiction. I have worked with clients with severe mental illness, as well as those with personality and mood disorders, psychosis and trauma, and sex and substance addiction.

My main objective is to help the client gain insight into their own behavior. I believe a client's sense of autonomy is essential to the therapy process. My goals as a clinician now remain the same as when I started: To always be present with clients, listen more than I talk, and help guide clients to where they want to go.


Message to clients

My expertise is in family therapy, and couples therapy. but I also see client's in individual therapy as well. My intake process is fairly straightforward and thorough. I think it's vital to understand, early on, if we are a good fit for one another. I come from a psychodynamic frame and will adapt my approach to what the client needs. I have often used other approaches or strategies depending on the client's needs. Progress in therapy is not linear or black and white; the work may take a step back one week and two steps forward the following week. My main objective is to help the client gain insight into their own behavior and decide for themselves how or if they want to make changes. I believe a client's sense of autonomy is essential to the therapy process.


Specialties

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

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in NY, CT)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in NY, CT)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in NY, CT)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in NY, CT)
  • United Healthcare Shared Services (in-network in NY, CT)

Greg Peluso is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $150

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 915am-3pm
  • Thu 915am-3pm
  • Fri 915am-3pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
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 915am-3pm
  • Thu 915am-3pm
  • Fri 915am-3pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education


Ackerman Institute for the Family, Post Graduate Training, 2018


Licensure

New York: 006865

Connecticut: 005368


Languages

English