Janice  Amato

Janice Amato

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & weekend remote therapy appointments (updated May 01, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss and grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Impulse control disorders
  • Mourning the unborn

Professional statement

Janice Amato is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown Manhattan who supports clients navigating the murky waters of loss, which can be a different journey for everyone. While some clients come to therapy in the wake of the loss of a loved one, others explore grief around the loss of a job, meaningful relationship, family connectedness, or sense of self. Janice skillfully guides clients as they process these difficult times, using moments of unexpected change to examine their core beliefs and make more conscious choices.

Janice is psychoanalytically trained and helps clients to investigate how early experiences influence their patterns of thought and behavior. By learning to recognize how unconscious patterns contribute to present circumstances, clients can isolate their true values and live a life that is more aligned with who they really want to be. Janice also integrates skill-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to equip clients with the daily coping skills they need to get unstuck in the grieving process and make concrete change.

Janice is dedicated to providing a safe environment to allow clients to do the deep processing work of grief recovery. She invites clients in mourning to learn to reorganize their world and move forward in way that honors what they've lost and builds new hope for the future. With over two decades of experience, Janice is excited to welcome new clients to her Midtown office, steps from the 33rd St station.

Message to clients

I've seen lives change. It's never to late to begin.


Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one, abortions and miscarriages, divorce, infertility problems; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

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

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Impulse control disorders - Building self-control and emotion regulation skills; managing and reducing problematic or dangerous behaviors, such as stealing or fire setting

Mourning the unborn - Provides support after pregnancy loss, miscarriages, abortion, and infertility counseling

General expertise


Janice Amato 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: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $150
  • Initial session: $175

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

NoMad practice

303 5th Avenue

Suite 606

New York, NY 10016

  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2002 - Present

Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, 2001 - 2013

Faculty The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the New York Counseling Center, 2005 - 2009

Mental Health Providers of Western Queens, Jackson Heights, Clinical Supervisor, 2002 - 2005

LCSW-R, 2007

New York University School of Social Work, SIFI Certified Supervision in Field Instruction, 2005

New York University School of Social Work, MSW, 2001

Hunter College of the City University of New York, BA Psychology and Special Honors Curriculum, 1998


  • English

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