Erika  Vidales

Erika Vidales

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Updated September 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Child mental health
  • Trauma
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders

Professional statement

As an inclusive therapist, Erika Vidales considers her practice to be a nurturing space where you can feel empowered to explore your feelings, attitudes, stressors, and influences that agitate your life. Prior to joining Resilience Lab, she worked at an outpatient mental health clinic as a psychotherapist and worked in a New York City school as an AmeriCorps educator. She has experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, life changes, family conflicts, young adulthood, and interpersonal stress.

Erika utilizes modalities based on your current needs and interests. She utilizes frameworks from evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, working with a combination of other frameworks as needed.

Erika identifies as Latina, first-gen, and is passionate about self-discovery, identity, exploring intergenerational patterns, family stress, Latinx family systems, Bi/Multicultural partnerships/unions, racial identity, and deconstructing mental health stigma.

She invites you to have a voice in your journey as you work collaboratively to explore, unpack, and learn new ways to gain insight.


Message to clients

New clients welcome!

Finding the right therapist can be challenging. I encourage you to begin your work with someone who understands you, is curious to learn more about what is important to you, all while collaborating on healthy changes and growth.

Collectively we will work set realistic goals. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have so I can assist in your search for the right therapist.

While my office hours are currently listed as Monday- Friday, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am available for Teletherapy sessions.


Specialties

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

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • United Healthcare
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Optum
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other 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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Resilience Lab Psychotherapy, Clinician, 2021 - Present
New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, Mental Health Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center, Social Work Intern, 2019 - 2020
Montefiore/ Schaffer Extended Care Center , Social work Intern, 2018 - 2019

NYPCC Academy- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training, Certificate , 2021
New York University, Masters, 2020
NYPCC Academy- Trauma-Informed Therapy Training , Certificate, 2020
NYPCC Academy- Teleplay Therapy, Certificate, 2020
Manhattan College, Bachelors, 2017


Licensure

New York: 111178


Languages

English