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Peter Amato Psychotherapy, LCSW

Peter Amato is a psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. He helps individuals identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. His goal is to assist clients in whatever is causing discomfort and empower them with tools and coping strategies.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • LGBTQIA+
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I have often been told that I am a very sensitive, warm, and affirming person who is easy to talk to and able to create a safe space free from judgment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have often been told that I am a very sensitive, warm, and affirming person who is easy to talk to and able to create a safe space free from judgment. My own treatment has led to a desire to help others. Luckily, I was blessed with therapists who were committed and competent. I have almost 25 years of clinical experience working with a variety of individuals, including LGBTQ, those experiencing substance abuse, and those with anxiety and depression. It is an honor for me to guide someone on their wellness journey and assist them in reaching their goals.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a very active therapist who works to empower individuals with the tools they need to reduce anxiety or depression and change negative thought patterns. We will develop concrete goals from our first session that will guide us in this process. My ultimate goal is to help you move forward with new tools and coping strategies. As your therapist, I will guide you on your journey toward a happier and healthier life.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I believe very strongly in ongoing learning. I am often reading or taking a variety of online courses. I also participate in an ongoing consultation group for mental health providers.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am really excited about the recent telehealth options for mental health. Studies have shown that telehealth is just as effective as in-person sessions. This option opens treatment for many who may not have had access in more rural areas. It also gives clients more options as they are no longer limited by location.
“I am a very active therapist who works to empower individuals with the tools they need to reduce anxiety or depression and change negative thought patterns.”
Interested in speaking with Peter?