Shakira  Maldonado
Vetted

Shakira Maldonado

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Florida Accepting Online
Updated November 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Guilt
  • Trust issues

Professional statement

Shakira's approach to psychotherapy is rooted in her belief that people are inherently resilient, courageous, and highly adaptive. She believes everyone has the capacity to heal and grow. The relationship between therapist and client is the foundation of effective therapy. So, with each session, she strive to create a safe and nurturing space that encourages people to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without feeling judged.

Therapy will always be guided by your unique goals, needs, and safety. In our early sessions, we will develop a multi-layered understanding of your presenting concerns. As therapy progresses, you may examine specific stressors or traumas, behavioral patterns, interpersonal relationships, and cultural or family influences. We will aim to increase clarity and self-understanding, self-trust, and groundedness. As people begin accomplishing therapy goals, feeling energized and a sense of freedom usually arises.

Therapy is not about finding a cure or "fixing" someone. Instead, Shakira sees it as a natural, unfolding process where you will explore your experiences together, enhance your strengths and transform any limiting beliefs. She act as a source of support and encouragement while providing insight and curiosity to facilitate the exploration that ultimately results in positive change.


Message to clients

Therapy is a relationship we both embark on. I provide a space for you to be your most authentic self; without judgment and with open arms. I will take your lead but also encourage you to challenge yourself and discover the skills and potential you already have. I look forward to growing with you through this journey.

I aim to focus on the person. I use person-centered approaches and strength-based practices that tap into the paths that made you who you are today. My purpose is to encourage you to develop the tools to discover your inner strengths. We explore your childhood and past experiences to recognize how those experiences affect your present self.


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

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

Guilt - Developing an understanding of the role that guilt plays in one’s daily life and exploring its origins; learning the coping skills needed to move past this guilt and feel confident in difficult situations

Trust issues - Developing an understanding of one’s trust issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; learning effective communication and conflict management skills; growing one’s relationship through bonding activities and open dialogue




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Shakira Maldonado is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $150

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
  • Every other week
  • As needed

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 Closed
  • Tue 9am -9pm
  • Wed 9am -9pm
  • Thu 9am -9pm
  • Fri 9am -9pm
  • Sat 9am -4pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am -9pm
  • Wed 9am -9pm
  • Thu 9am -9pm
  • Fri 9am -9pm
  • Sat 9am -4pm
  • Sun Closed

Licensure

New York: 013247-01

Florida: 22506


Languages

English

Spanish


Client testimonials

"Shakira is amazing! I feel so seen and heard. Each session is even better than the last. She has helped guide me through reframing my thinking for the better. I can’t thank her enough!!!"
- Zencare client • July 2023
"Good listener and catches on to things which I like"
- Zencare client • July 2023