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Elaine Argueta Psychotherapy, LCSW

Elaine Argueta has been a therapist for over 15 years and offers a very empathic style. She has worked with a diverse population with many various life circumstances. She feels that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach and would love to help you create the change you are seeking and in turn, live the life you want to be living.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
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
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Provider
Profile
“I feel that everyone deserves to be heard and understood and I feel very lucky to be in a profession where I can provide that.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I feel that everyone deserves to be heard and understood and I feel very lucky to be in a profession where I can provide that. I am always honored to be chosen to listen to the thoughts and feelings of others, assist with life choices, and help others navigate the difficult paths of life. I went into this field after my own struggles while feeling that I could maybe be a sounding board and a support to others. I have worked with adolescents, adults, and seniors. I have previously worked in a special education school, a mental health inpatient facility, a substance abuse inpatient facility, and hospice, and I have provided homebound psychotherapy services for the disabled. Whether my clients are dealing with depression, anxiety, major life changes, trauma, grief, loss, low self-image, or other situations, I feel that together we can focus on your strengths and assist you in living your best life.
What should someone know about working with you?
I feel that entering therapy takes strength and honesty. It also takes courage opening up to a stranger and my job is to make you feel heard, comfortable, and supported. In our first session, I like to gather information about you, your story, and your goals for therapy. I utilize a strengths-based perspective and compassionate approach. Together, we will form a treatment plan tailored explicitly to your needs.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I have been a medical social worker for many years and I have received training in the areas of chronic illness and mental health, end-of-life care, and community resources and programs. I have collaborated with multidisciplinary teams in the hospital and medical homecare arenas. I feel that this has helped me become educated and knowledgeable and allows me to understand many of my clients more holistically.
“Whether my clients are dealing with depression, anxiety, major life changes, trauma, grief, loss, low self-image, or other situations, I feel that together we can focus on your strengths and assist you in living your best life.”
Interested in speaking with Elaine?