Loretta  Battistoni
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Loretta Battistoni

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated February 14, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health

Professional statement

Loretta Battistoni is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience. Loretta has worked with clients of all ages (from early adolescents to older adulthood) in medical settings including hospitals and outpatient clinics. During the isolating and traumatic experience of COVID-19, it became clear that there is a need for more accessible mental health care, and Loretta is pleased to offer counseling services 100% virtually to address this need.

Loretta approaches all her clients with sensitivity, curiosity, openness, and acceptance. She strives to create a space of safety for her clients who bravely share their story with her. It is an honor and privilege to be invited into someone else's inner world and feelings.


Message to clients

If you're struggling with feelings, such as anxiety, depression, and loneliness, and need a kind, gentle listener, I might be a good fit for you. I work alongside my clients, guiding them to explore what's troubling them, seek solutions using their strengths, and develop coping skills. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the challenges you face. I like to combine CBT exercises with psychotherapy to address issues and identify and achieve goals. I like to assign homework at the end of a session, encouraging clients to work on small goals between sessions. I hope to create a warm, safe environment for you to share your story with me.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

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

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

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $120

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 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri 9am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years


Columbia School of Social Work , Masters degree in social work , 2016


Licensure

New York: 090303-01


Languages

English