Manuela  Mage

Manuela Mage

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey Accepting Online

My premise is to have a mutual collaboration from the get-go. Let me know what your availability is, and we will work out a time that I can accommodate, and which works best for you.

Updated October 30, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Manuela Mage is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, credentialed in the tristate area of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. She works with folks who are dealing with anxiety and depression, adjustment disorders, major life changes, such as cultural adjustments, and grief and loss, of various types. Many of Manuela’s clients, seek her out when struggling with contextual depression and anxiety, when going through profound changes rooted in loss, grief or major life transitions and when they are stuck in a personal or professional rut. Manuela is particularly passionate about serving folks who are struggling with finding their space and their strengths. She also has advanced training in the areas of PTSD, Integrative Body-Mind Healing, Complex Grief, Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness.

Manuela's style is psychodynamic. As an experienced clinician and supervisor she has worked with individuals, families and groups. Building a good therapeutic alliance is the first step to a good raport.

Manuela started out as massage therapist, and later earned a BA in Linguistics and Languages in Portugal. Having completed a Master’s in Social Work and a Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology at the Touro College and University Systems helped her gain experience in her fields. Manuela's field work at Jewish Family Services, Oncology Support Center of Kingston, and Catholic Charities of Portugal (Coimbra), as well as a long term clinician at Maimonides Medical Center, provided her with deep experience in helping folks struggling with addictions, grief, severe and pervasive mental illness, and professional changes. Outside of private practice, she is an avid reader, enjoys long walks, and long talks with friends, cooking, and feeling that she is part of the various communities she identifies with, both here and in Portugal.

Message to clients

Our early experiences inform how we interact with the world. My multi-cultural experience and approach has taught me that there are many perspectives and attachments styles. Your life story is unique, and together, we will explore how to bring about desired changes in your relationships with others, and yourself. Therapy, when client centered, can be a life changing experience. I invite you to discover your inner strengths and your sense of agency.

My years of experience with group and individual therapy in a large urban hospital provided me with a solid set of skills and tools, from which I draw on for our work, respecting your contexts, your culture and your personality.

I invite you to try a warm, and collaborative approach that will help you find resolution and closure to many of your life challenges.


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

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

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (53min)
  • Initial session: $120 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (90min)
  • Group sessions: $40 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (90min)

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:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

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


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 8am-5pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 12pm-6pm
  • Fri 11am-7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-7pm
  • Tue 8am-7pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-7pm
  • Fri 8am-7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-7pm
  • Tue 8am-7pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 2pm-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-3pm
  • Tue 8am-7pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 11am-7pm
  • Fri 8am-7pm
  • Sat no
  • Sun no

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Mage Therapy, Owner/ Self employed, 2018 - Present
Maimonides Medical Center, Clinical Social Worker, 2013 - 2021
Self-employed, Counselor, 2006 - 2011
Caritas Diocesane de Co/Portugalimbra, Team and project coordinator, 1999 - 2005

TICTI- Northampton, EMDR Certificate, 2023
Touro University, PsyD in Organizational Psychology, 2022
Yoga and Ayurveda Center, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (RYS200, 2020
Evergreen Certification , Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider , 2019
Adelphi University, Post-Graduate Training in Trauma Competency, 2019
Touro School of Social Work, MSW, 2011
Portuguese Institute of Drugs and Addictions , Certificate on substance use from Prevention to Harm Reduction, 2001


Massachusetts: 123136

New York: 087842

Connecticut: 11647

New Jersey: 44SC06244700




Client testimonials

"Manuela set great expectations during our consult call; I was amazed by her gentleness and deep expertise when we spoke. I look forward to continuing the conversation"
- Zencare client • August 2022
"Manuela is the sweetest and most attentive therapist you might imagine. She has a very caring and empowering approach and she has been very helpful for me. I can only recommend her."
- Zencare client • November 2021