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Maria Vais(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
ADHD- Anxiety -Borderline personality disorder- Depression- Life transitions-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health-
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Professional statement

Maria Vais is a seasoned clinical Social Worker based in New York. Her practice caters to a diverse range of mental health needs that serve adults of all ages, couples, and parents. Maria addresses a spectrum of mental health needs, including anxiety, depression, perinatal care, vulnerability, self-esteem, attachment, and more.

She is dedicated to promoting mental health wellness, with a particular focus on individuals navigating significant life transitions like new parenthood, relationships, relocation and adjustment periods. Her special interest lies in helping people enhance their relationships, both with themselves and others. She is passionate about fostering positive changes in clients' lives, emphasizing personal growth and improved mental well-being.

Maria holds advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). CBT addresses the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, while DBT focuses on emotional regulation and interpersonal skills. Maria employs a variety of tools, including mindfulness practices, phone apps, online resources, books, worksheets to tailor her support to each individual. This integrated approach is effective in providing practical tools for individuals to implement and improve their day to day lives.

Maria's engaging and warm therapeutic style fosters a collaborative and open environment. Maria offers virtual therapy hours between 8:30am- early evenings with flexibility recognizing the importance of adapting to modern lifestyles. From the outset, she ensures that clients are well-informed and comfortable. The first communication is usually via phone for a free phone consultation where she goes over what the first session will entail- a gathering of information facilitated by Maria. After which, Maria works with her clients to set achievable goals. The next few sessions focus on building a therapeutic relationship. Her commitment to holistic well-being, both professionally and personally, sets the stage for a transformative and enriching therapeutic journey for her clients.

Message to clients

I extend a warm invitation for you to reach out and explore the motivations behind your interest in therapy in this moment in your life. Whether it's a simple exploration of what's on your mind or a deeper conversation about the path you're on, I am dedicated to making the initial phone call a positive and comforting experience.

My work isn't just a job; it's my passion, and I genuinely believe in its transformative power. Listening is not just a skill; it's a joy for me, and I have a knack for remembering the intricacies of your unique story. If you're ready to embark on a journey towards well-being or even if you just want to learn more, I encourage you to take the first step and reach out. I am here, eager and prepared to offer my support and begin this collaborative exploration with you. Your well-being is my priority, and I look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your path toward growth, resilience, and fulfillment.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Neighborhood Counseling Center, Staff Psychotherapist
Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, Senior Case Manager/Intern Supervisor/Group Facilitator
Mustard Seen Forensic Social Work Services, Group Facilitator Per Diem

Adelphi University, MSW, 2011


New York: 088521-01 - Florida: TPSW3173




ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

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

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

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety


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

Locations & Hours


Maria Vais is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $200
  • Couples sessions:$275 (60min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to ask questions or discuss fee options.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

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

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