Manuela  Mage
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Manuela Mage

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut Accepting Online
Updated October 5, 2021

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.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (53min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100
  • 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

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-8pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri 8am-6pm
  • Sat
  • Sun 11am-7pm

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-6pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed
  • Thu 12pm-5pm
  • Fri 9am-7pm
  • Sat
  • Sun 10am-5pm

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 12pm-7pm
  • Tue 12pm-5pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri 12pm-8pm
  • Sat 8am-5pm
  • Sun 9am-6pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

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

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
Portuguese Institute of Drugs and Addictions , Certificate on substance use from Prevention to Harm Reduction, 2001


Licensure

Massachusetts: 123136

New York: 087842

Connecticut: 11647


Languages

English

Portuguese