Samantha  Zarou
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Samantha Zarou

She/Her/Hers

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Practice: Sunstone Psychotherapy Mental Health Counseling Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated April 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Samantha aims to create a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients and create a non-judgmental and safe environment. She looks to help clients acknowledge, explore and process their emotions, thoughts and behaviors, create a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves, and ultimately develop self compassion and positive change. She works collaboratively with clients to identify both helpful, and unhelpful patterns or areas for potential growth in their lives, create goals for themselves and improve in these areas at their own pace.

Samantha currently holds a limited permit in Mental Health Counseling. She has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her approach consists of being informed in Internal Family Systems (IFS/parts work, inner child work, etc), Hypnotherapy, Psychodynamic theory and CBT. She always aims to provide a culturally competent, safe space. She strives to work with the mind, body, and nervous system to create healing that addresses both the past and present. She primarily works with adults, and supports diverse communities, including women, neurodivergent individuals, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and first-generation Americans.


Message to clients

For those who are interested in alternatives to traditional talk therapy, I am informed in IFS and Hypnotherapy.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Evernorth
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $100

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
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Licensure

New York: P114224


Languages

English