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Manuela Stalman(She/Her/Ella)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York
Anxiety - Life transitions- Trauma- Relationship issues- Depression-Domestic violence-
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Professional statement

Manuela Stalman is a Licensed Master Social Worker and psychotherapist based in New York City, where she was born and raised. She received her MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work and specializes in trauma-informed, strengths-based care. She has experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, recovery from trauma, life transitions, grief, and relationship and interpersonal conflicts. Manuela identifies as White and Latina, and is a native Spanish speaker as the daughter of Argentine parents.

Manuela became a social worker and psychotherapist following a career shift from the world of art and design. After training as a jeweler and goldsmith, Manuela found herself connected with the stories and milestones that clients imbued into her pieces. She transitioned into the world of social service by way of working with older adults.

At Columbia, Manuela spent her Advanced Year Clinical Internship working with survivors of violence ages twelve and up at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, offering a wide range of services including safety planning, crisis intervention, counseling, and advocacy. This experience shaped the foundation of her clinical and relational approach as she learned firsthand the depths of growth and healing that can come from moments of severe pain and trauma.

Applying an integrated approach depending on the needs of her clients, Manuela draws from relational and psychodynamic therapies, incorporating tools from cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic therapy, mindfulness practices and family systems therapy. She considers social, emotional, psychological and cultural dynamics, and works from an actively anti-racist and anti-opressive framework. She is interested in the process of identity formation, and the ways systemic structures affect this development.

Manuela is only seeing clients remotely via telehealth at this time.

Message to clients

I believe that every person is deserving of thoughtful and caring support. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a space where you can share without fear of judgement. I think of my job as walking with you as you get to know yourself more deeply, offering reflections and insight along the way. My hope is that through this process, you release the behaviors and patterns that inhibit your growth, making way for deeper self-awareness and more secure, fulfilling relationships, both with yourself and with others.

Some days we need direct, honest feedback and other days we need a compassionate, tender listener. This process can often bring up painful memories or experiences. I strongly believe however, that moving through this discomfort with vulnerability and curiosity, our lives can become more enriched, connected and grounded. As your therapist, I am committed to supporting you through this process with a warm and collaborative spirit.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Resilience Lab, Psychotherapist
New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Advanced Year Clinical Social Work Intern
University Settlement, Clinical Social Work Intern
New York Center for Law and Justice, Social Service and Development Associate

Columbia School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2021
Franklin and Marshall College, Bachelor of Arts, 2013


New York: 114220


English, Spanish


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

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions


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

Locations & Hours


Manuela Stalman is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$125 - $175
  • Initial session:$175 (50min)

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
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