Janice Amato, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Janice  Amato
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Janice Amato

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R
New York Accepting Online

Recently I received additional Certification as an Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist.

Updated October 25, 2022

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 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.

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


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

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (45min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Zelle
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 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Tue 12:30pm-7:15pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12:30pm-7:15pm
  • Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Private Practice, 2002 - Present
LCSW-R, 2001 - 2021
The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the New York Counseling Center, Faculty, 2005 - 2013
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, 2001 - 2013
Mental Health Providers of Western Queens, Jackson Heights, Clinical Supervisor, 2002 - 2005

PSEI Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist, CAGCS, 2022
PESI Comprehensive Grief Training, Certification , 2019
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research , Advanced Candidate, 2013
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


New York: R069575-1