Somaly  Nou

Somaly Nou

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • BIPOC identity and related stress
  • LGBTQIA topics

Professional statement

Somaly is a Licensed Master Social Worker based in New York City. Prior to being in private practice, she worked in mental health outpatient and inpatient settings, with both adults and adolescents.

Somaly is a first-generation queer Asian American clinician and practices from an anti-oppressive lens where she acknowledges how systematic oppression influences our mental health and inner narrative. Somaly was raised Buddhist and incorporates Buddhist philosophies into her work such as mindfulness, non-attachment, and integrating mind, body, spirit.

Somaly worked at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Center providing individual and group therapy to queer and trans/gender non-conforming folks. She is particularly sensitive to the issues regarding trauma, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, stress, grief, and life transition.

She combines an insight-oriented approach that allows clients to learn and build self-awareness of their inner drives. Her practice prioritizes client’s goals so she can help them target and change behavioral patterns. Somaly believes that there is no one size fit all to therapy. She takes a collaborative approach to incorporate client feedback into the work to create an individualized plan for each client, where all parts of them are welcome. Her approach ranges from traditional talk therapy to somatic (body) based practices such as EMDR.

You can schedule a free phone consultation with Somaly to share what you're looking for and learn more about Somaly's practice. Please note that at this time she can only provide virtual sessions due to the pandemic but she plans to provide an in person option in 2022.


Message to clients

Are you feeling overwhelmed in areas of your life including career, relationships, family; or notice you are repeating the same unhealthy patterns? Perhaps, you are looking for ways to create a more balanced life and build closer relationships. Maybe you are looking for more fulfillment and meaning than your job provides, or experiencing unhappiness but you are unsure what to do about it. I understand that life can be hectic and sometimes we can get caught up in the events of daily life, experiencing anxiety or doubts about ourselves.

I strive to cultivate a safe space for self-exploration where all feelings and thoughts are welcome. I want to help you achieve the goals that are important to you, and my hope is that our collaboration can result in real, observable change. If this resonates, I invite you to schedule a free 15-minute phone consult to discuss how I can best support you and to explore our fit. I look forward to taking the journey with you!


Specialties

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

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

BIPOC identity and related stress - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity as well as acknowledging the institutions we live in and how that affects us

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

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

Insurance

Somaly Nou is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
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
Therapist's note

Accepts HSA and FSA as well


Location(s)

Flatiron District practice
280 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education


Silberman School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2020


Licensure

New York: 109775


Languages

English