Stephanie  Freitas
Zencare Vetted

Stephanie Freitas

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Mamaroneck Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Race & cultural identity
  • Mood disorders
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Women's issues
  • Life transitions
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Stephanie Freitas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Westchester, NY. She works with Adolescents, young adults, adults and families. Many of Stephanie’s clients come in to address mood instability such as depression or anxiety, life transitions, seeking to improve their relationships, cultural or racial identity concerns, women's issues, and exploration of sexual identity/orientation. Stephanie is particularly passionate about serving young adults, LGBTQ+, college students, adults. She also has advanced training in the area of Depression, Anxiety, and Adjustment Disorder.

Stephanie is trained in Client centered, individualized approaches, CBT, DBT, reality based therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, multicultural therapy, LGBTQ+ sensitive approaches, supportive therapy, and strength based approaches. These approaches will help shift patterns in thinking and reinforce behaviors that support mood stability. Through utilizing these approaches, clients also develop coping skills that will help sustain improved mood over time. In session, Stephanie focuses on collaborating with you to create a truly individualized plan for each client. During sessions, we can incorporate grounding exercises, mindfulness, and holistic approaches or explore traditional clinical approaches based on what works best for you. This approach supports clients to feel empowered, to take charge of their lives and set healthy boundaries with others so that they can experience improved mood and relationships.

Stephanie's style is collaborative, goal-oriented, and empathetic. When clients first start therapy, we establish a strong bond and create a safe space for you to process complex emotions. We look at your most immediate concerns and explore your past life experiences and how they impact you now. .

Stephanie received her MA Mental Health Counseling from John Jay. Outside of private practice, she passionate about raising awareness for mental health needs and fighting stigma. She currently offers both in person and telehealth appointments.


Message to clients

If you are new to therapy, I know the process can be anxiety producing but I am here to walk you through the initial steps. If you are starting therapy again after a break, I am glad that you are starting again.

Every client will start the therapy process with a brief phone call. During this phone call we will discuss the reasons that you are seeking services and what your primary concerns are. This helps ensure that I as therapist am able to properly address your concerns and that we are a good fit. I will then send you an email with intake paperwork which you are expected to complete before our initial session.

During our initial session, we will discuss your concerns more in depth and begin to collaboratively develop your treatment plan goals, and identify they ways that therapy can be of support to you, not only in healing wounds but also in overcoming life’s daily struggles.


Specialties

Race & cultural identity - Providing a culturally sensitive space, incorporating your culture in your treatment, reconciling cultural issues and exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity.

Mood disorders - Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Fidelis Care
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100
  • Initial session: $180 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $135 (60min)
  • 30 minute session: $80 (30min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 10AM-6PM
  • Wed 10A-6PM
  • Thu 10AM-6PM
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 9AM-5PM
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Mamaroneck practice
444 East Boston Post Road, Suit3 206, Mamaroneck, New York 10543
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 9 AM- 5 PM
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Footprints to Feel Better Mental Health Counseling, Supervisor/Clinician, 2020 - 2021

John Jay, Master's Degree Mental Health Counseling, 2016


Licensure

New York: 008548


Languages

English

Portuguese

Spanish


Client testimonials

"Stephanie was warm and easy to talk to."
- Zencare client • July 2021