Michela Giordano

Licensed Master Social Worker

Michela Giordano

Licensed Master Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Christina Im, LCSW #091622
Primary Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker - 113630
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: I offer private pay rates and sliding scale fees. Let's get you the mental health care you need.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


New York, New York 10003

My Approach to Helping

My therapeutic approach is client-centered, trauma-informed, and compassion-focused to provide culturally-competent care. I tailor each therapy session using evidence-based psychotherapy integration of modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mind-Body and Neuroscience-based approaches to meet the needs of my clients and support their goals as we work together on their journey of healing and growth.

More Info About My Practice

Our appointments are virtual as we are no longer seeing clients for in person services. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily closed our offices and moved exclusively to telemental health services and teletherapy via our secure, HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform or by phone.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Depression, Self-esteem, Body Image issues, Anxiety, Relationships, Life Transitions and Adjustments, Family Issues, Women's Issues, Pregnancy and Infertility, Postpartum

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The foundations of a strong therapeutic alliance is built on warmth, empathy, sensitivity, and authenticity. This cultivates safety and trust in our work together, as we safely move through the process of change as we take steps together towards healing. By attuning to the present moment during our sessions, I'm able to safely guide my clients to process their distressing thoughts and feelings while strengthening their skills to help them manage these overwhelming emotions and overcome obstacles in their daily lives.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Italian

Groups I Work With

    Young Women, Mothers, College Students, Young Adults, Women, Career Women, Middle-aged Women

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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