Sandra Baltazar Tatroe
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Sandra Baltazar Tatroe

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Connecticut Accepting Online
Updated June 20, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Sandra Baltazar Tatroe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of CT. She is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and substance use conditions. She has over 20 years of experience in helping adults with these conditions maximize their potential, take charge of their lives, and learn to effectively manage challenges. She provides therapy within a framework of empirically based treatment.

Additionally, Sandra has worked in both direct client care and management of staff and the daily operations in an agency setting. She was instrumental in the development and launching of the Drug Court Program in New Haven, CT from 2002 to 2013. She has provided expert testimony on the matter in various courts of law.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is Sandra's modality of choice, but she is multifaceted in her approach. She will coordinate care with your prescriber in the event that medication management is part of your treatment plan.

Sandra is first-generation American and can relate to acculturation and the challenges it brings. She is fluent in Portuguese.

Sandra is exclusively offering telehealth sessions with day, afternoon, evening and weekend availability.


Message to clients

I'm so happy our paths have crossed! My treatment style is very dynamic and interactive. I don't just listen. I offer feedback and homework assignments when indicated. I am big on teaching you practical strategies and try to make sure that you leave, even our initial session, with information regarding a new coping skill.

I know what it's like to struggle with the curveballs that life throws at us. When appropriate, I will share parts of my own life with you in an effort to help you along your journey.

I want to create a safe environment for you to seek some support in. Sit back from the comfort of your own home and let the process begin. This is a no-judgement zone. I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Initial session: $200 (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
  • As needed
Therapist's note

GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE NOTICE

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how

much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-3pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Associates in Psychotherapy, LLC, Owner/Provider, 2011 - Present
Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation, Director , 2011 - 2013
Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation, Interim Director , 2010 - 2011
Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation, Assistant Clinical Coordinator, 2005 - 2010
Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation, Senior Clinician, 2003 - 2005
Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation, Clinician , 2002 - 2003

Fordham University, MSW, 2002
Fairfield University, BA Psychology, 1999


Licensure

Connecticut: 005672


Languages

English

Portuguese


Client testimonials

"Compassionate and smart."
- Zencare client • August 2023