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Stefani Rinde-Oberferst(Avoid Pronouns; Use My First Name)

(Avoid Pronouns; Use My First Name)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
FloridaNew York
Bipolar disorder- Life transitions- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Personality disorders-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Somatization-

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Professional statement

I am an experienced, dedicated, and dynamic social worker, psychotherapist, life coach, and educator with over thirty years of clinical experience. I graduated from the University of Rochester with a Master of Science in Community Health & Services and later graduated from Syracuse University with my Master of Social Work degree.

My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, family of origin and relationship issues, grief and loss, stress management, anxiety, and depression. I am a well-rounded social worker and pull from several modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and strength-based therapy. I am adept at gaining trust, rebuilding family dynamics and developing sustainable solutions. I have worked in public, private, and non-profit organizations offering therapy at hospitals, schools, and outpatient settings.

I help you achieve your treatment goals utilizing your inner strength and resources. I desire to come alongside you to assist you in healing from trauma, building self-worth, improving communication in relationships and reaching your goals. I can’t wait to bring forth an empathic and professional attitude and commitment to providing the best care for you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 34 years

Rivia Mind, Therapist

Syracuse University, Master of Social Work, 1990
University of Rochester, Master of Science in Community Health & Services, 1987
Elmira College, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 1983


New York: R 079482-01 - Florida: TPSW3098




Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Somatization - Learning about how one’s emotions impact the body, including becoming aware of what physical symptoms are a result of an emotional manifestation; practicing coping skills to decrease both the physical and emotional discomfort


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • AvMed
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth
  • Humana
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • VA Community Care
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (55min)
  • Initial session:$200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$225 (55min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed