Peter Paul, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Peter  Paul
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Peter Paul

He/Him/His

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated September 20, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Peter works with a wide spectrum of clients including those dealing with anxiety, depression, personal or romantic relationship issues as well as clients seeking to work on mindfulness, spirituality and religious identity, self-esteem and stress management.

Coming from a background in religious studies and philosophy, Peter uses a relational, client-centered approach to therapy grounded in developing a strong relationship with clients built on trust and unconditional acceptance. The therapeutic experience involves exploring the ways in which clients create and define meaning in their lives and how to best strive for a sense of belonging in the world.

In session, this means Peter aims to provide and nurture a constructive space wherein clients are able to express themselves freely and explore all dimensions of their personal lives.

Therapy may include mindfulness and meditation practices and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy exercises in order to help clients increase self-awareness and understanding of relationships between thoughts, emotions and behavior. This therapeutic work aims to help clients better understand and navigate their own psychological landscape and improve outlook and functioning.

In 2022, Peter graduated with an MSW from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, while working with St. Nicks Alliance as a social worker at an elementary school in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Peter comes to the mental health world after a career in teaching and scholastic chess coaching. Peter is currently available for remote sessions, though anticipates future availability for in-person sessions.


Message to clients

Asking for help can be a tremendously difficult task and you have already taken a great step in your own healing process. Starting therapy is often an intimidating prospect, but together we can collaborate to define what therapy should look and feel like for you. I hope to join you in building a therapeutic relationship built on trust, acceptance, and a shared vision of restorative growth.

My approach is rooted in a commitment to helping clients develop deeper self-awareness through which you will discover a greater connection to self-acceptance and self-love. It is my hope that together we can cultivate an authentic sense of belonging and connectedness to the world.


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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

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: $75 - $150

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 10am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, Office 500, New York, New York 10010
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 Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: <1 year

Resilience Lab, Psychotherapist, 2022 - Present
St Nicks Alliance, Social Worker, 2021 - 2021
Success Academy Charter Schools, Lead Chess Teacher and Coach, 2016 - 2020

Fordham University, MSW, 2022
Johns Hopkins University, Psychological First Aid, 2022
Oberlin College, BA in Religious Studies, 2016


Licensure

New York: 116165


Languages

English