Elizabeth Verdesoto, LCSW
M.S.W., New York University Silver School of Social Work
B.A. in Psychology, Columbia University
Born in Ecuador and raised in New York City, I have a rich understanding of diverse cultures and the challenges acculturation may bring. Listening, observing, and sharing empathy have been skills I've utilized for most of my life prompting me to pursue a degree in psychology from Barnard College at Columbia University.
Shortly after graduation, I worked as a research assistant for a public health agency. While there, I interviewed men, women, and children from a variety of backgrounds, and found that people respond to someone with compassion and empathy who listens to them and helps them find new insight.
Years later, I pursued a social work degree and received a Master of Social Work from New York University's Silver School of Social Work.
Since graduation, I have worked with children and families in a school-based setting, and adolescents through adults in private practice.
I am certified in trauma-informed play therapy and child and family therapy.
I am licensed to practice in the state of New York as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
License No.: 086797
What days and times are you available?
For teletherapy sessions, appointments are available evenings and weekends.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Forms of acceptable payment includes: cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, etc).
Do you offer free consultations?
One free 15-minute phone consultation is available for new clients seeking clarification of services and fees.
Do you offer sliding scale fees or student discount rates?
Sliding scale fees and student discounts may be considered on a case by case basis. Please call to discuss your options.
What are your fees?
Fees vary depending on length and service provided. Please call to discuss rates.
Do you accept insurance?
I currently accept the following insurances through Headway: United Healthcare, Oxford, and Oscar. I am also an out-of-network provider. Many insurance polices offer partial reimbursement to see an out-of-network therapist; you may wish to consult your insurance provider regarding this benefit. Invoices will be provided so that you can submit it to your insurance company for reimbursement.
How long are sessions?
Length of sessions vary depending on the the clients' needs and availability.
Is there a limit to the number of sessions a person can have?
If you are insured by any of the accepted insurances, there may be a cap on the number of sessions you may have. Please follow up with your insurance plan to ask how many sessions you are allotted. If you are a self pay client, there are no limit to the number of sessions provided. The therapist and client work on goals to help improve the client’s well-being. The number of sessions will be discussed as treatment continues.