Abbe Payne-Meili,Licensed Master Social Work

Abbe Payne-Meili,Licensed Master Social Work

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Michael Sands, LCSW-R #033654
Primary Credential: Licensed Master Social Work - 117406
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Meritain/Weyco
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.
  • UMR
  • United
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: $100-$200 per session
Free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation


Resilience Lab
928 Broadway Ste 500
New York City, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

The expectations placed on women can cause us to lose touch with ourselves or tune out our inner voice. Setting boundaries and advocating for ourselves are skills many of us need to learn to protect our mental health. By integrating mindfulness with techniques to rewire your thoughts, I create a space for identifying your needs and putting yourself first.

More Info About My Practice

Connection, understanding, and care of the mind is supplemented by connection to the physical body. Because of this, I managed a yoga studio for several years, and I continue teaching and practicing as a member of Brooklyn’s yoga community outside of therapy.

In addition to the physical body, our connection to nature provides immense healing. For this reason, I aim to be outside, hiking, biking, or just walking my dog as much as I can—and encourage my clients to do the same.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Many women struggle with anxiety or building healthy relationships because we’re socialized to people please, be polite at all costs, and say yes when we mean no. Most of us were never taught to set healthy boundaries, stand up for ourselves, or express our needs, which can lead to feeling disrespected, taken advantage of, and undervalued. My work is centered around empowering women to tune into their inner wisdom and speak up so they can move through life with confidence.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Fear
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

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