Shway  Modi

Shway Modi


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Shway’s approach to therapy is eclectic, holistic, and integrates several modalities. She helps clients experiencing mood disorders, trauma histories, and addictions to gain stability and cultivate a deep sense of well-being so they can thrive, build healthy relationships, and find meaning and joy in their lives.

As someone who grew up in India before moving to the United States, Shway is passionate about overcoming the cultural stigma around mental health in Asian and immigrant communities. She’s gained a unique perspective through her life experience that can empower clients to overcome struggles related to cultural, racial, and national identities.

By uncovering their inner strengths and true potential, Shway’s clients learn to enrich their own lives while making a positive impact on those around them. She encourages all of her clients to embark on the most important journey of their lives – the journey within.

Message to clients

Starting therapy requires bravery and vulnerability. As someone who has been on both sides of the equation – clinician and client – I want to make this act of courage on your part as comfortable as possible. I know what it feels like to share my experiences with a clinician and have them respond back to me with kindness, openness, and acceptance – sometimes simply by saying “You went through all that? Me too.”

As your therapist, I’ll work with you to identify any thoughts, behaviors, emotions, or limiting beliefs preventing you from living a meaningful, joyful life. We’ll work together to address communication blocks, addictive tendencies, and struggles around your identity so that you can gain clarity and insight into who you are and who you want to be.

By the end of each session, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding about your life experiences along with concrete things you can work on to facilitate your personal growth and move your life in a positive direction.


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)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Additional session information

Therapist's note

My rates for self pay are $100-150 for individual sessions and $150 for couple's sessions.


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 11am - 7pm
  • Tue 10am - 1pm
  • Wed 11am - 7pm
  • Thu 10am - 5pm
  • Fri 12pm - 8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Resilience Lab, 2023 - Present

New York University, Masters, 2019


New York: 109318