Ireen  Ninonuevo

Ireen Ninonuevo

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Union Square practice (updated December 05, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-esteem
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Ireen Ninonuevo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offers sessions both remotely and in-person at her office in Union Square, Manhattan. She has over 15 years working with individuals with a history of trauma, including sexual harassment and assault, child abuse, intimate partner violence, interpersonal trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She also has extensive experience in relationships, building self-esteem. and religion and spirituality.

Ireen utilizes a number of different treatment approaches, depending on the client’s needs and goals. This includes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness practices, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She also utilizes a number of expressive therapies, including Trauma Art Narrative Therapy, which can help clients narrate their trauma using non-interpretive drawing steps. She has found that many trauma survivors have trouble sharing their story using words but are able to start through line drawings.

She spends a lot of time helping her clients develop coping strategies and sharing resources that can help manage their symptoms. In early sessions with Ireen, clients share what is triggering them each week and how they can improve how they respond.

Ireen calls herself the hopeful therapist and believes everyone has the power to heal. She is there to support clients on their journey. She worked at the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center in the Changing Futures Program for nearly a decade and received her MSW from New York University. Prior to working in mental health, she was in the fine arts industry. She looks forward to meeting you either in-person or remotely.

Message to clients

I am a hopeful therapist, and I will share this hope with you. I will give you unconditional positive regard and respect your choices. I will help you make sense of why you respond to life the way you do, and why your body responds to triggers the way it does. I have helped hundreds of abuse survivors in their healing journey. If you're willing to partner with me and work hard on your goals, I can help you experience improvement in symptoms. The past doesn't have to stay in the present. Working on the trauma doesn't have to be scary. I will prepare you for it and help you see the progress you make along the way.


Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

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

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

Childhood trauma - Coping and healing as an adult who experienced childhood abuse, attachment wounds, or repeated traumatizing events such as witnessing domestic violence or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

General expertise


Ireen Ninonuevo is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)

Therapist's note

Ireen can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Union Square practice

80 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10011

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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, Changing Futures Program, 2005 - 2016

New York University, MSW, 2004


  • English
  • Tagalog

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