Rianna Black, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Rianna  Black
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Rianna Black

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated August 15, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Loneliness

Professional statement

Rianna Black is a licensed clinical social worker, who specializes in providing psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, or who are overcoming the impacts of trauma. Rianna is a caring, compassionate, and thoughtful therapist, who values you, the client as a unique person and partner in the therapeutic process.

Rianna uses an eclectic approach, tailored to fit your needs. In session, Rianna focuses on creating a safe space free of judgment to allow you to feel seen, understood, and fully accepted. Rianna helps you explore how your past informs your present, so that you can gain insight into how far you have already come and what you would like to release. Rianna helps you to identify and build on your own internal strengths and coping skills to facilitate healing and growth.

Rianna received her master’s degree in social work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in 2017. Rianna has demonstrated experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults in private practice, community-based clinics, and hospital settings. Rianna has received training in trauma-informed care, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and problem-solving therapy. Rianna will be attending the 2-year Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training with the Psychoanalytic Association of New York beginning in fall 2022.


Message to clients

As a therapist, I work with people who are struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, or loneliness. I am passionate about working with people who are healing from various forms of trauma such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, or other interpersonal traumas. I also enjoy helping young or emerging adults facing challenging transitions. I help clients to identify and build on their own internal coping skills and strengths to facilitate growth and healing.

My approach is open, gentle, and non-judgmental. I see you as an expert in your own experience and a valuable partner in our process together. I focus on creating a safe space for you to freely express and explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns, while feeling heard, seen, and accepted. I help you to reflect on and explore how your history informs your present so that you can recognize both what you want to continue to carry and what you’d like to release. I am strengths-based and psychodynamically oriented.

It can be difficult to make the decision to come to therapy, and you have already taken the first step. I will meet you wherever you are in your journey. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me to schedule a phone consultation.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

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

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

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • 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: $175 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $175

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 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, Suite #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 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Resilience Lab, Partner Clinician, 2022 - Present
Health + Hospitals, Child and Adolescent Social Worker/Outpatient Therapist, 2019 - 2022
Mental Health Service Corps, Behavioral Health Clinician, 2019 - 2019
BCS Counseling Group, Psychotherapist, 2018 - 2019

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, Masters in Social Work, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, 2013


Licensure

New York: 093253


Languages

English