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Vincenzo Renda Psychotherapy, LCSW-R

Vincenzo Renda has years of experience with evidence-based treatment for people with depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma. He focuses on supportive therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed care for the individual and family. He relies on finding and developing the strengths that can empower his client through challenges.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • AllSavers UHC
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain
  • Nippon
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Bind
  • Health Plans Inc.
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“Becoming a clinician is based on my innate clinical skills of listening, empathizing, and empowering.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Becoming a clinician is based on my innate clinical skills of listening, empathizing, and empowering. Upon completing my undergraduate and graduate education in Long Island, New York, I was able to expand and hone my skills by working in various types of settings, including the legal system (criminal and civil), private practice, and with underserved and low-income populations in a community clinic for people with various biopsychosocial stressors. These stressors included substance use, chronic medical issues, severe mental health issues, homelessness, and poverty for individuals and families. These experiences helped me gain a greater understanding of the broad spectrum of traumatic influences that shape lives and then deliver that to the people with whom I work.
What should someone know about working with you?
The intake process involves an honest assessment of a person’s family and clinical history. We identify goals, objectives, and agreed-upon commitments. Homework will be assigned that will correlate with achieving those goals and objectives. The use of evidence-based screening tools will help identify and monitor the progress of symptom reduction.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Ongoing education regarding the changing landscape of therapeutic interventions for trauma, depression, substance use, and anxiety is a seemingly endless pool of opportunities and data-gathering. The development and expanded use of telehealth have been essential to the delivery of mental health services to large swaths of populations who have historically been excluded. In addition, the data-gathering process identifies the biopsychosocial issues that are exacerbated during times of stress. Continuing online education while keeping up with the literature has helped increase my own personal knowledge base, allowing me to deliver the highest levels of care.
“I was able to expand and hone my skills by working in various types of settings, including the legal system (criminal and civil), private practice, and with underserved and low-income populations in a community clinic for people with various biopsychosocial stressors.”
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