Harry  Barandes
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Harry Barandes


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Master of Fine Arts, MFA
New York Accepting Online
Updated May 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders

Professional statement

Harry Barandes is a Licensed Master Social Worker, who comes to the practice of psychotherapy after over 20 years in the performing arts and over a decade in healthcare management. Working to understand the shared human struggle through theatre and to help patients navigate the complex US health system eventually led him to the discipline of social work, whose core principle is that no human life can be summed up in a label or a diagnosis; each human’s experience is multidimensional in nature, arising from complex interactions between personal, social, and environmental factors.

Harry's approach to therapy is humanistic, relational, compassion-focused, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed, integrating elements of psychodynamics, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), as well as expressive therapies such as drama therapy and psychodrama.

Message to clients

As a clinically-trained social worker, I will offer you the space to share your personal story with an empathic and non-judgmental listener who is committed not only to understanding your experience from your point of view, but also to nurturing your sense of possibility and facilitating healing and growth.

Our work together would be a creative and collaborative effort to bring into greater focus the various elements that shape your experience so that you can feel empowered to claim full authorship of your story, identify and fortify your strengths and sense of hope, build new skills where necessary, and enhance your capacity to cope with and overcome the challenges you face.


Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.


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


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $95 - $200

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a 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 10am - 6pm
  • Tue 10am - 6pm
  • Wed 10am - 6pm
  • Thu 10am - 6pm
  • Fri 10am - 6pm
  • Sat 10am - 6pm
  • Sun 10am - 6pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

CoreStory Psychology Services PC, Clinician/Therapist, 2021 - Present
John Jay College Counseling Center, Social Work Intern, 2019 - 2020
The Actors Fund, Social Work Intern, 2018 - 2019

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, MSW in Clinical Practice, 2021
NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, MFA in Acting, 2004


New York: 112342