Monica  Nastasi

Monica Nastasi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients; offering sliding scale fees and free session availability for frontline healthcare workers (updated April 1, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Mind-body alignment

Professional statement

Monica Nastasi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She sees clients navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, mindfulness, relationships, life transitions, and mind-body alignment. Her particular area of specialty is combining traditional talk therapy with mindfulness practices, including meditation and breathwork. She highlights the importance of the mind-body connection, helping clients feel more attuned to sensations and grounding in the body. And as a Somatic Experiencing Therapist, Monica works directly with the nervous system of clients, exploring and healing trauma that is stuck in the body

Monica offers a holistic approach to mental and physical well-being, tailoring her approach to each client’s unique concerns. As a Reiki Master, she also offers gentle hands-on sessions to alleviate physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. Monica is dedicated to creating a warm, supportive environment, conducive to facilitating healing and growth. In the office will often be a sweet (hypoallergenic and non-shedding) therapy dog, unless otherwise requested.

Monica welcomes clients of all ages to her practice for individual psychotherapy and family counseling. Her office is located by the Bedford Avenue subway station.

Message to clients

If you are looking for relief from daily stressors, support during a life transition, are working through a traumatic experience, or even in need of intensive therapy for more difficult emotional and mental health issues, I will work with you in an individualized process to create change and growth in your life. I help individuals of all ages using therapeutic techniques that are tailored to meet each person's specific and unique needs. I also work with parents and families seeking to restore equilibrium and health within the family system.
Integrating techniques of traditional psychotherapy with practices like meditation, body awareness, mindfulness, and breath-work, I will guide you in unlocking your inner healing abilities to find peace and happiness. We will share a safe environment and connect to the mind, body, and soul to bring growth to yourself and relationships.


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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Mindfulness - Cultivating mindfulness skills to improve emotion regulation and enhance quality of life

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

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

Mind-body alignment - Using behavioral, psychological, social, expressive, and spiritual approaches to strengthen the relationship between mind and body.

General expertise


Monica Nastasi is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (45min)
  • Therapy sessions for frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19: $0 (30min)


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Williamsburg practice

181 North 11th Street

Suite 203

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2013 - Present

Manhattan Charter Middle School, 2011 - 2013

Day Treatment School for Emotionally Disturbed Children and Teenagers, 2009 - 2013

NY Presbyterian Hospital, Outpatient Child Psychiatry Clinic, 2009

Center for Neurofeedback and Integrative Health, 2006 - 2007

New York University, MSW

Penn State University, BA in Psychology


  • English

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