Ellen Simpao

Psychologist, PhD

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(646) 787-1437

Ellen Simpao

Psychologist, PhD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

14 E. 4th Street
Suite 401
New York, NY 10012
(646) 787-1437
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Tele-therapy and in-person sessions. For in-person meetings, masks are worn, seating is socially distant, and an air purifier is used.

About

I am a first-generation Filipino-American who is attuned to the issues that immigrants and people of color/multicultural individuals experience. I also specialize in patients with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, grief, and parenting issues. I’m very comfortable working with a wide range of ages (adolescent, college age, young and later adulthood), LGBTQ+ issues, and various forms of relationships. My therapeutic approach is wellness centered. When thought and behavior patterns that once helped you cope and survive aren’t useful anymore, a therapeutic intervention can be helpful.
I utilize psychodynamic theory and a variety of targeted techniques, such as cognitive behavior therapy and hypnosis. I am certified in clinical hypnosis, specializing in anxiety and pain management, phobias, smoking cessation, and medical conditions (IBS, IBD, TMJ). Hypnosis is a state of deep consciousness. You are in control but open to new suggestions.
My goal is to work with you collaboratively and to make myself obsolete. As you integrate our work into your life, you will develop the skills to help regulate your thoughts and emotions and gain a sense of contentment and purpose.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $250 - $350
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
If you have out of network benefits, I will give you an invoice to submit for reimbursement.
Email me or call (646) 787-1437 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 23 Years
  • License: New York / 014505
  • School: Long Island University
  • Year Graduated: 1999
Licensed in New York State since 2000.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NYSEPH (New York Milton Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis)
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Location

14 E. 4th Street
Suite 401
New York, NY 10012
(646) 787-1437
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural identity, intergenerational conflicts
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Immigration issues
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022
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Ellen Simpao

Psychologist, PhD