Lydia  Ignacio
Vetted

Lydia Ignacio

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Florida Accepting Online
Updated March 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

Hello beautiful being!

My passions are to help people find meaning, purpose, and direction in their life and everyday living. Happiness is a perspective followed by the reality that you can create for yourself. In our work we explore what makes you unique, identify the life you want, explore what holds you back from that life, and plan to take control of your reality towards your desired life. I fundamentally believe people make the world go round and each of us has the capacity to impact others and the world in powerful ways! My hope and aim is that I can help others make a good impact.

Work towards a healthier you can be explored through a variety of mediums. I consider myself an alternative therapy practitioner approaching therapy from a holistic mind, body, and spirit approach. I employ traditional and conventional practices and also incorporate alternative modalities such as mindfulness and energetic healing therapies to facilitate transitions.

Overall, we are all moving through life just trying to make the best of our circumstances, exert our wills, and somehow cultivate satisfaction in our everyday dealings. Some environments may make obtaining this challenging. We may be left with feeling dissatisfaction, hopelessness, or lack of confidence and direction. A little guidance, patience, compassion, and love creates impactful transformation!


Message to clients

It is my Highest Hopes that you find value in our work and may it propel you forward towards your Highest Self and Potential!

I am both the feminine and masculine energy in one to gently push you, hold your hand and nurture you into independence, so you can learn to fly!

In other words, I will hold space, however, will also challenge you to confront what is overpowering you so you can overcome it! But there is not magic. It will take YOU TAKING ACTION!

You are the writer of the story, I am merely the muse that inspires it!

Welcome to Liberation!


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

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

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optimum
  • Oscar Health
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Lydia Ignacio is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Apostrophe Health


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $188 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $65 - $188
  • Initial session: $222 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $222 (55min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

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-8pm
  • Tue 10am-8pm
  • Wed 10am-8pm
  • Thu 10am-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 12pm-5pm

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

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

CHE Behavioral Health Services, Independent Contractor, 2021 - Present
Reaching Heights LLC, Independent Practice, 2020 - Present
Better Help, Independent Contractor, 2021 - 2023
Happier Living, Independent Contractor, 2021 - 2022
Westside Federation for Senior Supportive Services, Inc. (WSFSSH), Clinical Coordinator, 2020 - 2021
Westside Federation for Senior Supportive Services, Inc. (WSFSSH), Senior Social Worker, 2015 - 2018
Westside Federation for Senior Supportive Services, Inc. (WSFSSH), Case Manager, 2007 - 2015

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), 2021
New York Office of Professions, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), 2018
Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, (MSW), 2015
New York Office of Professions, Licensed Master in Social Work, (LMSW), 2015
Capella University, Master in Human Services (MHS), 2012
Bard College, Bachelor of the Arts (BA) , 2006


Licensure

New York: 088858-01

Florida: SW18634


Languages

English

Spanish