Tracy  Vadakumchery

Tracy Vadakumchery

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Education, Ed.M. Counseling Psychology
New York Accepting Online
Cobble Hill Accepting In-person

Hi there! I'm an EMDR Clinician-in-Training and currently being trained by an EMDRIA approved consultant. I can provide EMDR to you under supervision only.

Updated October 19, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Tracy Vadakumchery is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of New York. She treats depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship-related issues in individual therapy. She also specializes in Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating, and depression and anxiety related to life transitions, grief, and loss.

Tracy is a South Asian American, straight, cisgender therapist who is passionate about challenging Desi/South Asian beliefs about mental health, race, and healthy relationships. She particularly enjoys working with women of color who have trouble in their relationships and are navigating workplace trauma. In fact, Tracy is no stranger to these challenges herself. She currently provides diagnostic services for incarcerated patients in a correctional setting, and previously provided supportive services in the homes of families across Manhattan and Queens. She is familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of facing fears head-on and coping with feelings of inferiority.

Tracy believes that there is no such thing as "bad" or "good" emotions. She also believes that change comes with self-compassion and understanding of personal barriers. She hopes that her approach to therapy can help her clients see their emotions as strengths rather than struggles. Her goal is for clients to walk away from therapy with tools to handle these challenges on their own.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, she is exclusively offering video therapy sessions at this time.


Message to clients

My goal is to help demystify therapy for you. Many people come to therapy with me hoping to "cure" themselves, only to learn how to live with their "bad" emotions. Why?

Dr. Heather Maio, a psychologist at the Renfrew Center, once said the following about the goal of therapy: "We don't want to get better. We want to get better at feeling". This is called emotional tolerance. I hope to give you the most effective therapy so that you can walk away with the right tools to manage your emotions.

But first, it's important that we take time to get to know each other and get to the root of what is holding you back from progress. I believe that therapy tools are only effective when there's compassion, trust, and an understanding of your resistance.

Calling is the first step. Click the link to schedule your free consultation with me!


Specialties

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

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Tracy Vadakumchery is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • United Healthcare
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $185

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

I accept HSA cards as a form of payment. I can provide a bill to be submitted to your insurance for out-of-network reimbursement, but I cannot guarantee that your insurance will reimburse. I encourage you to follow up with your insurance company first before you work with me.


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 Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cobble Hill practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 3:00 pm-7:00 pm EST
  • Thu 10:00 am-7:00 pm EST
  • Fri 10:00 am-6:00 pm EST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Private Practice, CBT Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Private Practice, EMDR Clinician-in-Training, 2021 - Present
The New York Foundling , IFS Brief Strategic Family Therapist , 2017 - 2018

Feeling Good Institute, Level 2 TEAM-CBT Clinician, 2020
Feeling Good Institute, Level 1 TEAM-CBT Clinician, 2019
Teachers College, Columbia University, Master of Arts and Education in Psychological Counseling, 2017


Licensure

New York: 010223


Languages

English