Jon  Abelack

Jon Abelack

He/Him/His

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
New York Accepting Online
Stamford Accepting In-person
Updated November 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Jon Abelack is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New Canaan, CT. Jon is passionate about giving individuals and couples the tools they need to decrease their stress levels. He enjoys working with those who struggle with work stress, including those who have high-performance careers. While their resumes show that they are successful, their achievement comes at the cost of their mental health, physical health, and relationships. Jon helps clients address issues of burnout, as well as guide them as they consider changing their careers. Jon also works with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, and loss or grief.

Jon’s approach to therapy incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solutions-focused therapy, relational therapy, and coaching. He is a psychodynamic therapist who relies on a strong therapeutic trust to encourage clients to examine the ways they relate to others. He also encourages clients to seek greater insight into their motivations, instincts, and desires. Clients learn how to avoid cognitive distortions that lead to low self-esteem, difficulty being vulnerable with others, and imposter syndrome. He helps clients set achievable goals and set out the steps to help them reach these goals. Clients leave therapy with tangible coping skills to use when they feel stressed out or upset, which are especially useful in the workplace or in other stress-inducing settings.

Jon earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from York University. He has nearly five years of experience working with clients. He previously worked in the sales and marketing space, so he knows the pressures placed on individuals in the corporate setting. His goal is to teach clients how to examine their feelings and identify the elements of their lives that give them stress, anxiety, or other negative emotions. From knowing the cause, clients can then take steps towards alleviating their stressors and feel more present in their daily lives.


Message to clients

I collaborate with people to unblock themselves which can enhance their well-being. I help people focus attention on the parts of themselves that they have learned to neglect which will aid in the healing process.

****. Insurance accepted only for NY state residents- Video Sessions. Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford, and Oscar.

*** I see people in person in CT at my office in Stamford (private pay).

Please reach out to me to set up a free 10 min phone consultation.


Specialties

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (53min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250
  • Initial session: $300 (60min)
  • Couples 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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card

Location(s)

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-5PM
  • Tue 2pm-5pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-2PM. 4PM-8PM
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 9AM-3PM
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Stamford practice
666 Glenbrook Road , 1st Floor, Stamford , Connecticut 06840
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5PM
  • Tue 3pm-4pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

The Riverwalk Group, 2022 - Present

New York University- Silver School of Social Work , MSW , 2018


Licensure

New York: 092500-01

Connecticut: 011952


Languages

English