I am passionate about helping others overcome life's challenges and discover their best selves. I primarily practice from a person-centered approach and believe that a nurturing and genuine presence is essential to the healing process and developing self-compassion.

  • University of Southern California, Master of Social Work '14

  • NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker: #086682

  • Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


My own professional journey began in Los Angeles public mental health where I treated diverse populations of couples, young adults, adults, and older adults with persistent anxiety, depression, PTSD, thought disorders, and co-occurring substance use disorders. It was the beginning of my understanding of the necessity of trauma informed and culturally-sensitive practices. Eventually I returned home to NYC where I discovered that my service to others and to my own best self blossom in the realm of private practice.


I have received training in and/or can provide treatment in the following modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression, trauma

  • Maternal Mental Health for perinatal/postpartum mental health difficulties

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma/PTSD

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Mindfulness based interventions

  • Seeking Safety for co-occurring substance use and PTSD

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)





For the quickest response, please send an email as I am only in the office W-F.


I have offices in Rego Park/Forest Hills (Queens) and Flatiron (Manhattan). Both are conveniently located to multiple subway lines. Please specify which office when making inquiries.

© 2018 by Sherry Atanasio, LCSW.