Isabella  Scapini-Burrell
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Isabella Scapini-Burrell


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Master of Science, MS Dance Therapist Registered, DTR
New York, Maryland Accepting Online
NoMad Not Accepting In-person
Updated March 3, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Childhood trauma
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Isabella is a therapist in private practice, licensed in NY and in MD. She has experience in working with women and men recovering from childhood trauma, family conflicts, needing help during particular periods of their lives, such as lifestyle changes, the birth of a child, parenting, separation, divorce as well as needing help in recovering from depression, paralyzing anxiety, self doubt, low self esteem, creative blocks, feeling of loss of purpose in life. She sees couples struggling to reconnect to each other, or whose relationships have been seriously affected by betrayal, affairs and losses.

Isabella works collaboratively with her patients on maintaining a safe, warm, confidential, open space for people to feel as free as possible to express themselves. Isabella's training in dance/movement therapy and mindfulness practices inform a deeper understanding of how the body, mind and life energy work to facilitate or hinder the person’s growth potential. And she uses this to help her patients reconnect and realign themselves to an authentic self and to a more fulfilling life, to regain joy and energy.

Isabella’s extensive studies, experience and research in working with individuals and couples continue to contribute to her understanding of how the human mind and body work as well as what gets in the way of improved quality of relationships. She helps people connect more deeply to themselves and facilitates couples’ ability to better communicate with each other. She has experience working with groups that address codependency, family issues, addiction, eating disorders and body image.

At present all sessions are online. The first consultation is on the phone.

Message to clients

The first step to call a therapist and start a dialogue about yourself can feel both exciting and anxiety provoking. Yet the hope is that together we can establish a working relationship that will help you feel less anxious and more at ease with yourself. I will ask you questions, and you also can ask me questions; you lead the way, and I, by your side, listen to what you are saying, what you may be afraid of saying or not ready to disclose. You are in control. I may nudge you along the way and ask you to shift your perspective, to consider a new idea, a new thought, and most importantly you will begin to have new ideas, new thoughts, new insights, feelings you may recognize or not. Therapy is a process of getting to know what your real concerns are, in a space where you will feel freer and freer to say what's on your mind. In couples sessions we will make the space for both of you to explore your concerns, to recognize patterns of communication that no longer work for you, to help you explore choices you may never have thought you had.


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

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

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

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

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally


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


Isabella Scapini-Burrell is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $185
  • Initial session: $250 (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
  • Courtesy 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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Sliding fee is income based


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 10:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tue 10:30am - 8:15pm
  • Wed 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thu 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tue 10:30am - 8:15pm
  • Wed 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thu 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

NoMad practice
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: 29 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2000 - Present
The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, NY, NY, Psychotherapist, 1995 - 2000
New York-Presbitarian Hospital, Payne Whitney Day Treatment Program, NY, NY, Mental Health Specialist and Dance/Movement Therapist, 1996 - 1997
Saint Vincent's Hospital, Port Richmond Day Treatment Program, Staten Island, NY, Psychotherapist and Dance/Movement Therapist, 1995 - 1996
The Center for Families in Crises, Brooklyn, NY, Psychotherapist, 1994 - 1996
Saint Barnabas Hospital, Fordham Tremont Day Treatment Program, Bronx, NY, Psychotherapist and Dance/Movement Therapist, 1994 - 1995

Hunter College School of Social Work, NY, NY, MSW, 1994
Hunter College of CUNY, NY, NY, MS, 1994


New York: 049947

Maryland: 17177