Vito Prainito, LMHC
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Vito Prainito

Psychotherapy, LMHC

Not Taking New Clients
Vito J. Prainito’s scope of competence includes a variety of mental health conditions and diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, autism, and personality disorders. He is well-versed in psychodynamics, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
Specialties
General Mental Health
Trauma & PTSD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Locations
Finances
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$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
Aetna
Oscar
Out-of-pocket
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Provider
Profile
“Typically, my therapeutic orientation is very skills-based and it encourages the client to maintain and strengthen their mental health even when not in session.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was first exposed to the field of mental health at a relatively young age while volunteering at a summer camp for developmentally delayed adults. This experience drew out an innate sense and desire to help others and provide them support and comfort. I decided to set out on a journey to become a mental health provider. During my undergraduate and graduate programs, my exposure grew and I was able to hone skills that would allow me to become a successful and competent clinician. I can honestly say that I cannot see myself following any other path.
What should someone know about working with you?
Typically, my therapeutic orientation is very skills-based and it encourages the client to maintain and strengthen their mental health even when not in session. My client preference is usually within the age range of 11 to 55.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As a mental health provider, we are expected to continuously build our skills and knowledge within the field. I tend to do this through continuing education courses and seminars.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
My perspective on therapy emphasizes building an effective rapport with the client through unconditional compassion, support, validation, and trust.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about the advances and changes in how we, as clinicians, view and implement treatment to our clients and how this growth promotes a paradigm shift in the way clients understand and utilize therapy.
What was the most important thing(s) you learned during your time in the field of mental health?
The most important thing that I have learned is how to understand a client's presenting issues from their perspective.
“My perspective on therapy emphasizes building an effective rapport with the client through unconditional compassion, support, validation, and trust.”