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Manuela Mage

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
New JerseyConnecticutMassachusetts
Depression- Anxiety -Adjustment difficulties & disorders-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Cultural adjustment- Loss, grief, and bereavement-

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Professional statement

Manuela Mage is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, credentialed in the tristate area of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. She works with folks who are dealing with anxiety and depression, adjustment disorders, major life changes, such as cultural and professional 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, EMDR, 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 rapport.

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. Manuela's field work at Jewish Family Services, and the Oncology Support Center of Kingston, helped solidify her experience in community mental health work in various nonprofits as well as pioneering work in Harm Reduction in Portugal. As a long term clinician at Maimonides Medical Center, provided her with deep experience in helping folks struggling with severe and pervasive mental illness, grif and and life 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.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Mage Therapy, Owner/ Self employed
Maimonides Medical Center, Clinical Social Worker
Self-employed, Counselor
Caritas Diocesane de Co/Portugalimbra, Team and project coordinator

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

Licensure

Massachusetts: 123136 - New York: 087842 - Connecticut: 11647 - New Jersey: 44SC06244700

Languages

English, Portuguese

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

Locations & Hours

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.


Insurance

  • 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

Client testimonials

"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
"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

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.