Shantia  Geralds
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Shantia Geralds

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, CASAC
New York Not Accepting Online

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Updated December 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Women’s mental health
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Shantia Geralds is a Licenced Clinical Social Worker located in Valley Stream, NY. Shantia aims to bring multicultural therapeutic practices to those experiencing Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders. Her practice emphasizes the connection between the mind, body, and soul, with her treatment touching on all aspects of one’s life to promote holistic healing.

Shantia is a down-to-earth therapist who brings enormous compassion to her clients, while drawing from evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solutions-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Insight-Oriented Therapy. Because of Shantia’s commitment to the mental health of communities of color, she has a passion for supporting women of color during life transitions. Her practice also assists those who need support or assessment after a DUI or DWI.

Shantia promotes positive self-talk in her therapy and aims to decrease negative thoughts that interfere with reaching individual goals. She believes in empowering her clients to use their resiliency to navigate life’s adversities. Shantia received her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University and is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor.

Message to clients

Making the decision to take control over your mental health can feel very empowering, yet, can bring forth many thoughts of uncertainty. You might be asking yourself, "Is therapy right for me?" "How do I find the right therapist?" and "Will (s)he be able to truly understand and help me?"

Rest assure these are all valid questions, and I am here to gently guide you through the process while you enter a place of self-discovery.


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

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Women’s mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity


  • Adults (24+)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Healthfirst
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (60min)
  • Initial session: $185 (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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10:00am-6:30pm

Work and Education

Northwell Health, Department of Psychiatry, Present

Human Service/Minor in Business, Saint John's University Bachelor of Science, 2007
Concentration: Clinical Practice, Fordham University Master of Social Work, Specialization in Substance Abuse


New York: 087672