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Dena Cardillo Psychotherapy, LCSW

Dena Cardillo is trained and experienced in treating eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. She works with ages 13 and up. She has specialized training in DBT and FBT for children and teens with eating disorders.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I have a calm demeanor, which allows my clients to open up and feel comfortable in the therapeutic space.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I became a therapist because I wanted to help others grow and change. I have a calm demeanor, which allows my clients to open up and feel comfortable in the therapeutic space. I have worked in various outpatient settings, most recently in a virtual eating disorder treatment program. I have training in FBT for eating disorders with adolescents and training in dialectical behavior therapy, and I am working on an EMDR certification.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake is pretty laid-back. I want to hear what brought you in for therapy and why you decided to come now. Why not last month or why not next year? What made you make the decision? I do sometimes assign homework, which allows us to set a clear goal for the week ahead to keep therapy working outside of the four walls of my office. I am a firm believer in needing to do work outside of the therapy time.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I absolutely love getting trained in new modalities. I am currently training in EMDR and will later train in other trauma modalities.
“I have training in FBT for eating disorders with adolescents and training in dialectical behavior therapy, and I am working on an EMDR certification.”
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