Rachel  Giordanella

Rachel Giordanella

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, CASAC
New York Not Accepting Online

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Updated June 24, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Substance use
  • Self-esteem
  • Coping skills

Professional statement

Rachel Giordanella is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in the Flatiron District of Manhattan who specializes in substance use challenges, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. She enjoys working with adults across the lifespan and has experience working with a wide variety of concerns.

Rachel utilizes a number of therapy modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness practices to help clients develop healthy coping mechanisms and learn how to manage their symptoms. She takes a collaborative and integrative approach to ensure her clients’ needs and goals are being met. She also helps them understand what triggers their symptoms and how their thought patterns affect their emotional state.

Rachel offers a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients feel like their feelings are validated. She looks forward to meeting you at her office conveniently located just steps from the 23rd Street subway station.


Message to clients

I understand that seeking out therapy can be both a comforting and intimidating prospect, and I commend individuals who reach out for help. Whether you are looking to address a specific problem, or are in search of someone to assist you in gaining a greater insight into yourself, therapy can be hugely beneficial. Perhaps you are dealing with a difficult time in your life and need help managing the emotions and thoughts that come along with that. I aim to assist individuals in better understanding the relationship between their feelings and thoughts and explore ways to change maladaptive patterns.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. I have experience working with a wide variety of client concerns, including substance misuse, depression, anxiety and relationship conflict. I value a collaborative relationship with my clients and draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques, including CBT and mindfulness-based practices.
I am an empathic and compassionate counselor who believes that an open and non-judgmental environment is vital for beneficial therapy. Often, it is not until we are able to communicate our struggles and needs to another person that we are able to understand them better ourselves. I hope that I am able do that for you.


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)

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Substance use - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Coping skills - Building self-control and emotion regulation skills; managing and reducing problematic or dangerous behaviors and feelings




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Rachel Giordanella is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $125
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)

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

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
BetterHelp, Therapist, 2018 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, Counselor, 2011 - 2017

SUNY Brockport, MA, 2010
University of Scranton, BS, 2007


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"I’ve only met with Rachel twice, but it’s been wonderful. She has been helpful in giving me a different way to look at the struggles I am facing."
- Zencare client • February 2019