Bonnie Miller Ladds
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Bonnie Miller Ladds

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
New York, Ohio Accepting Online
Updated November 27, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Divorce/ Separation
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sex addiction
  • Attachment issues

Professional statement

Bonnie Miller Ladds is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Divorce Coach who works with adults across the lifespan. With over 30 years experience, Bonnie specializes with individuals suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, and sex addiction. Many of her clients experience emotional overwhelm by their individual struggles and difficulty in their relationships. Bonnie is particularly sensitive to clients facing moments of transition, particularly in thinking about separation/divorce, during divorce, and post-divorce.

Bonnie is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive, non-judgmental, and warm. As a trauma-informed, psycho-dynamically oriented therapist, Bonnie is sensitive to the influence of past experiences on present challenges, and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in a way that increases self-confidence and compassion.

Therapy sessions with Bonnie integrate both insight-oriented and skills-based approaches. She gently challenges clients to explore the root cause of their symptoms, gaining new awareness into their emotional and relationship patterns. At the same time, she focuses on practical strategies, to help clients feel better in the here and now.

Bonnie’s first priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and respected as a partner in the therapeutic process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar.


Message to clients

Should I or Shouldn’t I? Is that the question you keep asking yourself over and over again? Is this the question that is keeping you up at night with anxiety, fear, and dread? Are questions like this the background noise that interfere with your ability to think clearly?

Perhaps it’s the “D” (divorce) word? You can try to push it our of your mind, but somehow it keeps returning. Is it too scary to say out loud?

Thinking about making any major change in your life is difficult, very difficult. How will you do it? How will it affect the rest of your life and the lives of everyone in your family? Where should you begin?

Thinking about it and talking about it does not mean you are necessarily “doing” anything. You are exploring your options. You are becoming educated and informed. You are trying to make the best decisions to move forward.  One step at a time. I understand. You don’t need to go at it alone -- I can accompany you. I can be your thinking partner.


Specialties

Divorce/ Separation - Support and coping strategies to manage the complex emotions that accompany divorce/separation in order to make the best decisions moving forward

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

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

Sex addiction - Building strategies to reduce harmful sexual behaviors; coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges; maintaining healthy relationships

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • United Healthcare

Bonnie Ladds is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

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 730am-630pm
  • Tue 730am-6:30pm
  • Wed 7:30am-6;30pm
  • Thu 730am-6:30pm
  • Fri 7:30am-2:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 730am-12:30pm

Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 730am-6:30pm
  • Tue 730am-6:30pm
  • Wed 7:30-am-6:30pm
  • Thu 7:30am-6:30pm
  • Fri 7;30am-3;30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 7;30am-12:30pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 34 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist/Divorce coach, 2001 - Present
Union Settlement Association, Director of Mental Health, 2008 - 2018

Certified Divorce Training, Certified Divorce Coach, 2017
Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Trauma Training, 2011
New York University, Post master's certificate in Clinical Social Work, 1991
Wurzweiler School of Social Work, MSW, 1987


Licensure

New York: R037062

Ohio: I.1800882


Languages

English