Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for morning and evening appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Panic and anxiety disorders
Loss and bereavement
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Staci Perelman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NoMad with advanced training in psychoanalysis and comprehensive psychotherapy. In addition to working with people with a wide variety of concerns and struggles, she specializes in supporting individuals with anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and social phobias and anxieties.
Staci has a special appreciation for the stress and anxiety brought up around times of transition or loss, such as changes at work, school, or in relationships. Her approach is rooted in psychoanalysis, and she also draws upon her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Staci works collaboratively with clients to help build upon existing strengths, develop new coping skills, and increase self-awareness.
With over 18 years of experience working with clients of all ages, Staci is dedicated to helping individuals gain a new understanding of their underlying self-beliefs and patterns while working towards therapy goals. Staci received her MSW from the NYU School of Social Work, trained at NYU Langone Medical Center, and received advanced training in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. Her downtown office is conveniently located by several subway stations at both 34th Street and also 28th Street.
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 and grief – 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
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Staci is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $225/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Staci can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"There are times in life when we feel stuck, unable to move forward in the ways we would like, when our familiar ways of coping don't work as well as they once did. Sometimes we can look to our life and see success, accomplishment, friends and family, but we still feel like something is missing or incomplete. Or perhaps we want more for ourselves, but cannot imagine how to get there, or even what the 'more' looks like.
Therapy can be a tremendous help to overcome these hurdles and push forward. By giving yourself the opportunity to uncover the obstacles in your path, you can learn:
To make different choices for yourself
To create other possibilities in your life
To increase your self-reflective capabilities
Many people seek therapy in a time of crisis to get relief from symptoms, when issues in life feel pressing and time feels of the utmost importance. My approach is to work in the here and now, focusing on the issues that brought you in to therapy, working together to create immediate goals to focus on that will move you forward. While at the same time helping you understand where these present day struggles may fit in the broader fabric of your life and history. I feel that there should be a balance between concrete goals, coping strategies, direct feedback and understanding where current life issues fit into your personal history, life and who you are.
I work collaboratively with our clients, fostering a safe environment where all aspects of the self can be explored. In doing so, I hope to help you unlock hidden parts of yourself and help you get to the places in life you want to go."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2000 - Present
NYU Langone Medical Center, 1997 - 2002
NYU School of Social Work