Shameela  Inderdeo
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Shameela Inderdeo

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

Sessions are 45 minutes each or an hour depending on Insurance requirements.

Updated September 28, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Growing up in a family system that didn’t understand the importance of mental health created a desire for me to work in the Mental Health setting. In the therapist, client relationship, it’s important to have a good therapeutic relationship, so finding the right therapist is important. My experience as a social worker and currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor has allowed me to work with individuals, adults/children and group in areas concerning trauma, transitions, anxiety, depression, inner child work, amending ancestral patterns, cultural and relationship issues. It can be a challenge putting your mental health as a priority. It can be one of the hardest and best choice you can make in your life.

Most individual see mental health as something that’s not tangible as a medical issue, however your brain is your mental health. Mental health show up not just from an emotional or cognitive state but it can also affect your nervous system/body. It is said that “trauma sit in the body” when not resolve. If you had a broken bone in your body, would you not get help? Getting assistance for your challenges and struggles will improve your mental well-being, self-care, happiness, balance, etc. Your future self will thank you for taking the step toward mental peace by making that phone call or sending that email.

My approach as a therapist is predominantly from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective. This allows me to help my clients identify their thoughts and behaviors around their relationships, triggers, family dynamics and childhood issues/trauma. Using both eclectic and humanistic approach to accentuates the significance of being your true self in order to be the most fulfilling and best version of yourself. I am offer teletherapy through zoom.

Message to clients

My clients can expect to have a safe space to process their feelings and thoughts. To feel understood and have their family/cultural system be assessed. To gain coping skills, strategies to help cope with their life changes/transitions, build their self-esteem/confidence, identify why one behavior is the way it is, how it connects to their thoughts and emotions. There will be a focus on your communication skills, assertiveness skills, how to set appropriate boundaries and limits in order to regain a life that you can identify as healthy, peaceful and reduce stress/dysfunction. Finding a right fit with a therapist is important and this is something that i am mindful of and this will be a collaborative process.

My part of role as your therapist will be to help you learn coping skills, work on the necessary skill building and interpersonal skills, address any trauma while decreasing negative behaviors. Thought our work using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you will learn to identify your thoughts, feelings and actions are not working for you, your triggers and patterns, how to identify and rectify these issues, reducing overall frequency, intensity, and duration of said identified issue so that your daily functioning is not impaired.

Before we can set up an appointment for our first session, eligibility will be verified and an intake package has to be completed via email and return to provider/therapist.


Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

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


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


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Northwell Direct
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (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
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed


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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Self-employed, Private Practioner, 2009 - Present

Queens College of CUNY, Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling, 2009


New York: 005525