May Vega, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
May  Vega
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May Vega

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Community Board 7 Accepting In-person
Updated May 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Schizophrenia
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

May Vega is a clinical social worker in Manhattan, on the Upper West Side. She works with individuals at all stages of life, dealing with life transitions, mood disorders, relationship issues, race and identity.

May worked in community mental health settings (outpatient, inpatient, emergency psychiatry) with people with severe and persistent mental illness. Before living in NYC, May lived in Latin America where she studied clinical psychology, with a Humanistic, client-centered focus. Her experience living in other countries influenced her interest in working with the Latino/Latinx population, migrants, expats in NYC.

May graduated from Hunter College Silberman chool of Social Work. Her clinical training includes: psychoanalysis, DBT, CBT, Attachment Focused EMDR.


Message to clients

Deciding to start or return to therapy after a hiatus can feel confusing, exhausting, or intimidating. But, it is a big step towards self-care. The reasons that bring you to treatment may vary: You are going through a transition, or feeling stuck. You feel sad, depressed or anxious, isolated. You may not feel like yourself lately. You may want to work on improving your relationships, whether it is family, a partner, or friendships.

I draw from different clinical approaches to provide the best possible care for my patients. Finding the right fit can make all the difference. We can schedule a consultation to see if what I offer can meet your needs.


Specialties

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

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Schizophrenia - Support monitoring and managing symptoms; building skills and supports to reduce and respond to stressors and sustain a balanced life

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

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan Community Board 7 practice
323 WEST 96TH STREET, suite 2, New York, New York 10025
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Mt. Sinai Hospital - Morningside , Psychiatric Social Worker, 2005 - 2020
NYS Psychiatric Institute -Maternal Mental Health Program, Psychotherapist, 2006 - 2009

TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH, PSYCHOANALYSIS, 2014
HUNTER COLLEGE, Silberman School of Social Work, MSW, 2005
UNIVERSIDAD FRANCISCO MARROQUIN, GUATEMALA, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2000


Licensure

New York: 0766341


Languages

English

Spanish