Vernon Bauer, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Vernon  Bauer
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Vernon Bauer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 6, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis
  • LGBTQ+ related stress
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Vernon Bauer is a licensed clinical social worker/psychotherapist, who works in Manhattan's Resilience Lab group practice. Since March 2020, he has been working remotely through telehealth platforms.

The change in setting has not changed his approach to conducting therapy, which involves both active listening and collaborative dialogue with clients. He brings a psychodynamic-informed framework to the treatment, meaning that there will be a lot of analyzing the person's thought process and internal experience of themselves - ie: "Why do you think you did that, or said that?" "How did it feel?" "What do you think would have happened if you had...?"

Therapy can at times bring up difficult or even painful feelings, but it can also provide moments of great relief, and even (when appropriate) some humor. Vernon believes that all emotional states should be welcome.

He also uses more action-oriented approaches, such as CBT to help patients who seek to modify unhelpful behavior patterns in their lives. This type of approach may at times involve "homework" assignments, which are meant to provide a structure for the patient during the times in between sessions.

Vernon has worked with a diverse population, including many in various fields of the creative arts, as well as many LGBTQ+ identified people. He offers an overall thoughtful, empathic, and supportive therapeutic experience.


Message to clients

It always feels like something is going to go wrong and no matter what you do there's no way to control it. How do you find meaning in an unpredictable world? There are as many answers as there are individuals, and yet it can be difficult for a lot of us to say what it is that we really want. Maybe we're not sure of what it is that we want, or maybe we do know but are conflicted about it.

I support my patients by providing an interactive and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which we can explore the problematic areas of your life in order to promote greater self understanding, which will help you to feel empowered and to confidently take ownership of your life choices.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Burnout - Coping with unreasonable expectations and feelings of overwhelm in the workplace; restoring energy, balance, and motivation

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

LGBTQ+ related stress - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

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 Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Resilience Lab, 2020 - Present
The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 2017 - Present
Neighborhood Counseling Center, 2019

Columbia University, MS, 2018


Licensure

New York: 093598


Languages

English