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Shantia Geralds(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
FloridaNew York
Anxiety-Depression-Substance abuse-Women’s mental health-Race & cultural identity-

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Professional statement

Shantia Geralds is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Valley Stream, NY. Shantia specializes in working with people from different cultural backgrounds who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. Often, these mental health challenges lead to conflict with loved ones, whether that’s from miscommunications, misperceptions, or low self-worth. Shantia also works with those who have high levels of stress in their lives, including new parents and those who have high performance jobs.

Shantia utilizes multiple evidence-based therapy modalities in her work with clients. Through psychodynamic therapy, she gently guides clients through introspection. Clients learn how to reflect on their instincts, needs, and motivations. This pairs with Motivational Interviewing, where Shantia helps clients establish an understanding of their readiness for change. They might seek to change their interpersonal style, relationship with substances, or coping strategies, and Shantia helps them take steps towards healthier lives. She also draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Through CBT, clients learn how to reduce the frequency of cognitive distortions and see situations with different perspectives. Shantia enjoys bringing the mind-body connection into conversations with clients and often encourages clients to pay attention to the way that they physically experience emotions.

Shantia earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham university and is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor. Her goal is to empower clients to make positive self-talk a habit so that they can trust that their resiliency will help them overcome life’s obstacles.

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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Open-Minded Therapy, LCSW, PLLC, Practice Founder| Psychotherapist

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 - Florida: SW22962




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+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours

Aromatherapy at O.M.T. Essentials


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brighton Health Plans / Magnacare
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Healthfirst
  • Northwell Direct
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • SEIU
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$120 (60min)
  • Initial session:$120 (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
  • 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