Valerie  Shalamov

Valerie Shalamov


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

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

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Life is messy, and sometimes, it can feel like the universe is just not on our side. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, new transitions, stress management, or past traumas, it can feel like life gets in the way. Valerie’s job is to collaborate with you to help you uncover what is getting in your way, so you can live your authentic true self. With an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach to therapy, Valerie is dedicated to providing you with a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel empowered. 

Valerie is eclectic in her approach to treatment because she believes it’s crucial to not stick to one type of modality. Her mentality is that it is important to meet you, the client, where you’re at, and work with you to see what you need, given where you are in your life. Not every person responds well to one certain modality, and at the same time, Valerie finds that it’s important to stay inquisitive to provide a different and more unique perspective. Valerie’s professional background is with working with teens and young adults from diverse populations and she uses a combination of techniques from modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, stress-reduction, and Motivational Interviewing.

Valerie obtained her bachelor’s in psychology from CUNY Queens College and obtained her master’s in social work from Columbia University.

Message to clients

It can be really scary to find the right therapist or even initiate the phone consultation, whether it’s your first time trying therapy, or it’s the fourth time. I commend you for taking the first step. My hope is to build a safe space with you, where you can be yourself and feel empowered. And together, my hope is to help you build a life you define as worth living. 

“It is hard to be happy without a life worth living…Of course, all lives are worth living in reality. No life is not worth living. But what is important is that you experience your life as worth living—one that is satisfying, and one that brings happiness.” -Marsha Linehan


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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • 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 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (45min)

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:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Nirvana Health
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed


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 9am - 9pm
  • Tue 9am - 7:30pm
  • Wed 9am - 6pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Resilience Lab Office practice
928 Broadway, #500, New York, New York 10010
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 6pm
  • Tue 9am to 6pm
  • Wed 9am to 6pm
  • Thu 9am to 6pm
  • Fri 9am to 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Resilience Lab, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Project STAY at New York Presbyterian, Social Work Intern, 2020 - 2021
BeWell Health & Wellness, Social Work Intern, 2020 - 2021
Partnership With Children, Social Work Intern, 2020 - 2020

Columbia University, Master's in Social Work, 2021
CUNY Queens College, BA in Psychology, 2017


New York: 113862