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Simi Schwartz(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
New York
Anxiety - Depression- Relationship issues- Trauma-Emotion regulation-Mind-body connection-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Simi is a Licensed Certified Clinical Counselor located in Massapequa, NY. She helps teenagers, young adults, and adults cope with the emotions that come with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Many of Simi’s clients feel motivated to improve their lives but aren’t sure where to begin. She often works with college students and those with low self-esteem, which can be an interruptive force in their lives. Simi also works with couples who want to improve their relationship and work on communicating with empathy and kindness. 

 

Simi’s approach to therapy draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems therapy. Clients learn more about what’s important to them through talking openly about their values. They also explore the various parts of themselves, identifying which parts are at odds with one another, leading to distress or discomfort. Simi is a nonjudgmental therapist who lets the client lead the conversation. She believes that all individuals she meets arrive at therapy with good intentions and celebrates their willingness to be vulnerable. 

 

Simi earned a Master’s degree from Adelphi University. She previously worked in education and business, and she brings those experiences into her work with clients as she offers empathy and understanding.  


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Pride of Judea, social worker

Adelphi University, MSW, 2017
Pace University, MS.Ed, 1994
American University, BA, 1987

Licensure

New York: 092336-01

Languages

English

Specialties

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

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

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (45min)
  • Initial session:$150 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$200 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$200 (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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • As needed