Patty O'Leary , Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Patty  O'Leary

Patty O'Leary

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 16, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Trauma
  • Body image
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Patty deeply values the therapeutic alliance formed during sessions and they strive to create a safe space free of judgement. For Patty, this means using an anti-oppression, fat liberation, HAES (Health at Every Size), anti-racist, and trauma-informed framework. Patty views the client as the expert in their own life, and their goal is to create a collaborative environment to identify what works best for each client.

Patty has experience working with individuals, couples, parents, and families. They have a holistic, person-centered, integrative approach utilizing ACT, CBT, DBT, and CPT, often in combination with Existential Therapy. Patty sees individuals, couples, and families for psychotherapy with a particular interest in working with LGBQ+ and TGNCNB clients (including folks on the aromantic and asexual spectrums), and people living with eating disorders/disordered eating.

Patty received their MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling where they interned for 2 semesters working at PFY, a nonprofit, providing free individual counseling and group programs to LGBTQIA+ populations, as well as a group for the parents of LGBTQIA+ individuals. While at PFY Patty learned letter writing for TGNCNB individuals to access gender affirming hormones and medical procedures. After graduating, Patty worked in eating disorder treatment at partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care where they worked with clients with multiple co-occurring mental health diagnoses.

Currently, Patty is seeing all of their clients virtually over video conferencing platforms.


Message to clients

I'm so happy you're here! While starting therapy can feel overwhelming, it's a great opportunity for personal growth and sifting through the parts of life that can feel heavy and sometimes impossible to navigate. There is so much possibility in what therapy can look like, and my goal is to collaborate with clients to find what works best for each individual. Please reach out to schedule a 15 minute phone consultation, free of charge, to see if we would be a good fit!


Specialties

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhelpful eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (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
  • Debit Card
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 10-7
  • Tue 10-7
  • Wed 10-7
  • Thu 10-7
  • Fri 9-6
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
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 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: 1 year

Monte Nido, Primary Therapist, 2021 - 2021

Long Island University, MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2021
SUNY New Paltz, English, Women's Studies, 2008


Licensure

New York: 109665-01


Languages

English