RENEE GIORDANO, LCSW
NEW YORK LICENSE#: 0960938
IS ONLINE THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
You might be someone who feels responsible for making sure others are okay, either in their work or in their personal life. It’s hard to find a balance with taking care of others and having your own life to live.
You are likely great at problem-solving for others. Now, though, you may feel anxious, stressed, & tired and want to have space for yourself while not feeling like you will let people down. It’s hard to figure that part out. So you keep juggling and trying to out-run your to-do list. Sleep is a luxury; the anxiety is crushing.
If this sounds familiar and you’re ready to stop pretending it’s not wearing you out, I can help.
ABOUT RENEE GIORDANO
I work as an online relational psychotherapist in NY. I work with couples and individuals over the age of 16.
So before I get to how and why I’m qualified to do this work, first I want to give you an idea of the kind of client I work with best so you can figure out if we are a good fit. After all, it’s not just about education and experience, it’s about skill and personality, too.
I use the depth and variety of my education and work experiences to connect with clients who experience a loss of confidence and connection that often shows up as anxiety, stress or difficulties in different types of relationships. Clients who work best with me are people who are ready to give up old patterns that are no longer helpful, are ready to make changes in their life, and who implement strategies learned in session to help them work on their goals.
I work with people who are normally very skilled at hiding their feelings. They may be so skilled that they’ve hidden them even from themselves but now, things are becoming too stressful for that and they want to learn new ways to deal with the challenges they face. They’ve been able to survive by keeping busy with other people’s problems to distract themselves from addressing their own needs. Until now. Their anxiety is seeping out and they’re terrified of not being able to control that and it’s getting in the way of their quality of life. It can affect sleep, concentration and increase negative self-talk and may show itself as people-pleasing, perfectionism or chronic self-doubt.
This can slow down or even stop, if they’re ready to learn how. We work to calm down their nervous system and help them tune-in to themselves to learn better ways to regulate their emotions while getting to the root cause of these thoughts and feelings.
With couples, I work with clients on increasing connection and attunement to self and others. I do this through a variety of ways, including examining, processing and changing thoughts, feelings and behaviors that no longer serve them. They learn the ways that their attachment style creates barriers to connection in their relationship and how to make changes even beyond communication strategies (although we work on that, too). My goal is to help them help themselves to feel securely connected and bonded to bring out the best in their relationship.
My style is real talk – upfront (who has time for sugarcoating?) – but I don’t like the words “brutally honest” – ‘cause you can be honest without being brutal. I help you deal with your issues head-on with kindness, care and concern at a pace that works for you. I take an active role in sessions and in your treatment plan to help you take action on your own behalf in a real way. Being true to yourself is important – we can continue to build on strengths you already have and successes you’ve already experienced. I give you tools to help you calm yourself and get in touch with what you’ve been burying for a long time – so you can heal and truly be yourself.
Now for the official stuff: I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of NY. I graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University in 2005 and before that with a B.A. in Sociology from SUNY New Paltz.
I’ve worked in mental health for over 15 years. I’ve been fortunate to have had a lot of great career opportunities across the mental health and medical fields (in both inpatient and outpatient settings) including being a therapist. I have had jobs that I loved (and some that I didn’t love as much). I taught graduate school social work students for several years, too.
Being a therapist has always felt like home to me and it’s where I do my best work. I’m grateful for the opportunity I am given to help others.
If you’re ready to feel better and are willing to put in the work….please don’t hesitate to contact me here. If we talk and discover it’s not a good fit, I’ll gladly help you find another therapist who might be.
AGES SEEN IN THERAPY:
Renee sees individuals ages 16 years of age and older in therapy.
Renee also sees couples in therapy.
PRICING & FEES:
Renee is currently In Network with Optum (United Healthcare) and Aetna insurance in NY. Please visit Alma to sign up for free and use your insurance.
Renee is Out Of Network (Private Pay) for all other clients in NY. Ask about receiving a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance.
Private Pay Fees:
30 Minute Individual Session: $125.00
50 Minute Individual Session: $175.00
60 Minute Individual Session: $200.00
60 Minute Couples Session: $200.00
90 Minute Couples Session: $225.00
OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT SYNERGY ETHERAPY
As an eTherapy practice, our mission is to offer a variety of online therapy services to help you focus on you. We take the stress out of getting the treatment you deserve with our flexible, convenient, and easy to use counseling services. We offer online therapy in several states including Iowa, Wisconsin, New York, South Carolina, Kansas, California, Maine, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, and Georgia, and we new states added to our list on a regular basis. Depending on the therapist you see, we can offer help with anxiety, trauma, depression, substance abuse, medical conditions, and more. Our therapists help teens, college students, adults, and couples. Also, our online psychiatrists are able to offer psychiatric medication management in some locations. Learn more about the cost of online therapy from our cost of investment page. Getting mental health support doesn’t have to be hard. Online therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
15 MIN FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
Thank you for taking the first steps towards improving your overall mental health and well-being! We are delighted that you would like to learn more about Synergy eTherapy to see if this service is right for you.
Renee Giordano is happy to provide a FREE 15-minute phone consultation with you to learn more about what you are experiencing at this time and explain how eTherapy could benefit you or a loved one.
Please complete the contact form and her calendar will pop up for you to schedule.
Renee is licensed to work with anyone who resides in: