Naina  Chhotalal
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Naina Chhotalal

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Manhasset Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 28, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Are you unsure about the future or still living in the past? Perhaps you feel stuck when it comes to making choices about your work, school, or relationships. Everyone struggles from time to time with stress, anxiety, or doubts. But when these problems begin to interfere in everyday life it may be time to seek help. I use a holistic approach to help you heal all of yourself. You already have what you need inside to create your best life. You may just need a guide to help you recognize your inner power. Accessing your strengths can help you deal with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance misuse and more.

I believe the mind and body heal together. That’s why I offer a combination of cognitive and mindfulness techniques so you can heal from the inside out. Most importantly, I create a welcoming space for you to express your needs. My role is to accept you as you are while you learn to accept yourself and activate your inner wisdom.

My clients often say they’ve been able to not only heal from the past but find hope about the future. Life may never be simple, but you can get to a place where challenges don’t overwhelm you. You can experience more peace, joy, and happiness. I’d be honored to help you on this journey. Contact me to schedule an appointment and get started.


Message to clients

" Emotional well being is just as important to us as breathing "

You have taken the first important step, and that is in making an investment in yourself by seeking out therapy.

There are moments in our lives where our struggles become overwhelming and challenging. It can greatly impact our lives in a negative way. I welcome you to try therapy and offer you a safe, warm, non-judgmental space for you to explore your concerns and become the best version of yourself.

Sometimes all we need is to find someone whom you can be yourself. My hope is that with support provided, review of various tools and skills, you will be able to overcome your struggles, thrive, and own your happiness.

My priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that you feel safe, validated, and warmth from our sessions. I am a seasoned telehealth provider, and offer the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your healing journey.


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

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (53min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $120

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
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

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 5 pm - 9 pm
  • Tue 5 pm - 9 pm
  • Wed 5 pm - 9 pm
  • Thu 5 pm - 9 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhasset practice
Not 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 refer to online availability
  • Tue please refer to online availability
  • Wed please refer to online availability
  • Thu please refer to online availability
  • Fri please refer to online availability
  • Sat please refer to online availability
  • Sun please refer to online availability

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Private Hospital , Social Worker, 1999 - Present

Stonybrook University, Masters of Social Work, 1998


Licensure

New York: 081202


Languages

English

Gujarati

Hindi