Shway Modi,LMSW

Shway Modi,LMSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Jessica Gulmi, LCSW, MA, 081335
Primary Credential: LMSW - 109318
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • 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: My rates for self pay are $100-150 for individual sessions and $150 for couple's sessions, free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


New York City, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

Starting therapy requires bravery and vulnerability. As someone who has been on both sides of the equation – clinician and client – I want to make this act of courage on your part as comfortable as possible. I know what it feels like to share my experiences with a clinician and have them respond back to me with kindness, openness, and acceptance – sometimes simply by saying “You went through all that? Me too.”

As your therapist, I’ll work with you to identify any thoughts, behaviors, emotions, or limiting beliefs preventing you from living a meaningful, joyful life. We’ll work together to address communication blocks, addictive tendencies, and struggles around your identity so that you can gain clarity and insight into who you are and who you want to be.

By the end of each session, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding about your life experiences along with concrete things you can work on to facilitate your personal growth and move your life in a positive direction.

More Info About My Practice

While I understand the importance of mental health diagnoses, labels aren’t everything. In fact, I think they can become limiting.

In therapy, I value authentic expression and progress over perfection. I approach issues around body image, weight, and eating disorders from a Health at Every Size and body positive perspective.

I identify as a spiritual person who is both Hindu and Christian. I have learned to rely on a Higher Power and to “let go and let God.” I place a lot of emphasis on the value of introspection. I think that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety but rather it is connection. I have healed my own mental health by connecting with supportive and inspiring people within the community.

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Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    My practice helps people with mood disorders, trauma histories, and addictions to gain stability and cultivate a deep sense of well-being in their lives. I also work with clients from Asian and immigrant communities to overcome our culture’s stigma around mental health.

    Throughout our time together, you’ll learn to use effective coping strategies to manage difficult emotions, change your relationship to unhealthy patterns, and establish new behaviors that support who you want to become. As your therapist, my goal is for you to carve out an identity that’s rooted in introspection and healthy self-care practices so you can thrive—and not just survive.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Immigration issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues

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