Tania  Guimaraes
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Tania Guimaraes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated September 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Tania Guimaraes is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist working in New York since the early 90's. She works with individual adults and couples of diverse identity. Ms. Guimaraes blends a psychodynamic approach with Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She works collaboratively with patients to promote growth and development. Ms. Guimaraes holds the principle that every patient and couples want to achieve a feeling of being genuine with themselves and others. Her work with patients consist in recognizing that sometimes some responses do not yield the desired result. She supports a journey of self discovery where patients become able to sort entangled emotional and psychological cognitive processes, that were once useful, but became impediments. Ms. Guimaraes works with each individual to develop their own and unique feeling of self integration and wholeness, as well as their place in the world they help to create.

Ms. Guimaraes is a trained Psychoanalyst who is also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She blends experiences from both. In addition Ms. Guimaraes has acquired knowledge and practice in numerous other modalities, some now integrated in her practice. Ms. Guimaraes supervises training Psychoanalysts and Clinical Social Workers.

Her practice was located in the heart of the city before the pandemic. Ms. Guimaraes is now practicing exclusively remotely, Her intention is to transition to a hybrid of in-person and remote sessions where clients will be able to choose. She is returning to midtown once the pandemic subsides.


Message to clients

The idea that one can experience inner tranquility for the majority of their time with themselves and others, can sound utopic. In my personal and professional journey so far, I find out that it is a pursuit worthy of observation. I believe that we are not made to nurture conflicts but to learn from them.

In my practice I hold on to some principles that guide me during each encounter with each person. Individuality by itself can be experienced in a myriad of ways. We need to grow mature and wise to locate and respect when we need and want connection with others, and when our sovereignty need to operate from the center.

In our work I will hold your values, your uniqueness as royal. What I mean is, that you arrive as is and will leave as yourself. The only difference is that you may modify the way you see yourself and yourself with others. You are the one who decides if you want to make this or that change, or action. My role will be to guide you to observe the process you use. Together we will consider what is working and what may not be working for you, and if there may be another perspective. The goals and objectives of all treatments are as ambitious and wide or narrow and simple as your desires and curiosity about yourself.


Specialties

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

Depression - Extended time of sadness, lack of motivation. Difficulties in areas of self-care, such as nutrition and rest work performance and social engagement. Pervasive negative thoughts, including thoughts of self harm.

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

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

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

Insurance

Tania Guimaraes 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: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $175 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $185 (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
Payment options
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I am pleased to provide detailed receipts upon request and with reasonable time (2 days)


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
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

UrbanHealth Plan, Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 1993 - Present
TeamHealth, Psychotherapist, 2003 - 2020

Udemy Academy, Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 2018
Institute for Psychoanalyticnalystic Training and Research, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 2005
Hunter College School of Social Work, Master's In Social Work, 1993


Licensure

New York: R046202


Languages

English

Portuguese

Spanish