Maria Pandolfi, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Maria  Pandolfi
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Maria Pandolfi

They/Them/Theirs

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Doctor of Education, Ed.D
New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated December 2, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Life transitions
  • Veterans' issues
  • Women's issues
  • Self-care

Professional statement

After decades of experience, formal preparation, and deep-seated passion for helping others in need of counseling, Dr. Maria Pandolfi established [the] Pandolfi Counseling Associates, Inc. Opened in 2015, her mission is to provide counseling services to individuals and couples who are going through life’s challenges and personal difficulties such as relationship issues, losses and separations and are wishing to seek healthy coping and new beginnings.

Families served are from all walks of life including women, young professionals and military families and newly arrived immigrants. We provide in person and Telehealth or virtual sessions, and are open for late and evening appointments and some weekends.

Pandolfi Counseling Associates is a minority, women, and veteran owned business. Maria is an immigrant, who proudly served the United States Military. She speaks Tagalog and other dialects from the Philippines.

She served clients from diverse race, religion, ethnicity and nationality. Dr. Maria Pandolfi has worked and volunteered in various non-profit organizations serving the refugees and immigrants from various nationalities. She has completed multicultural competency training during her graduate and post graduate studies and as part of her licensing requirements.

Maria is also credentialed with several EAP companies based in Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, California areas and the neighboring communities.


Message to clients

Is your relationship problem becoming a pattern?

Have you had a string of romances that have ended in heartache, and you're wishing you change that, but you don't know how?

Relationship of all types are surprisingly complicated. You want to be honest without being unkind, assertive without being rude,  open-minded without losing your own principles, emotionally available without being taken advantage of.

With relationship counseling, you can develop skills in being more accepting and in control when faced with frustrating situations with others. You can learn to forgive yourself for past mistakes.

Working with me can help you have more satisfying relationships. Don’t put if off. Let's get started.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Magellan Health
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $175

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-7PM
  • Tue 10AM-7PM
  • Wed 10AM-7PM
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

Pandolfi Counseling Associates, Private Practice , 2015 - Present
Walden University , Faculty, Graduate Studies in Social Work, 2015 - 2018
Various Hospitals and Behavioral Units (Florida), Clinical Social Worker, 2002 - 2018
Non profit Organizations (CA-Florida states), Outpatient and Community Therapist, 1996 - 2015

Argosy University, Doctor in Counseling Psychology, 2009
San Diego State University, Master in Social Work, 1996


Licensure

New York: 086819-01

Pennsylvania: CW018917

New Jersey: 44SC05936700

California: LCSW102860


Languages

English

Tagalog