Maria Genna-Barrera

MSW, CLC, BA-Psyc

(332) 900-3526

Maria Genna-Barrera

MSW, CLC, BA-Psyc


Location

Astoria, NY 11106
(332) 900-3526
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Bellmore, NY 11710
(332) 900-3526

About

**EMAIL IS BEST* You and I will work together to face the challenges you may have. As a Social Worker & Certified Life Coach, I am committed to helping you find your strength and motivation so you can accomplish your goals. I adapt my work method to meet the needs for each of my patients. Together we will make changes and work to achieve a less anxious life. Everyone feels anxious at times. Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you're preoccupied with "what ifs" and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Anxiety and constant worry maybe holding you back from your goals.
Together we will work on a plan to help guide you to able to challenge the anxiety, and create a solution to get you to the place you want to be. I am experienced with working teenagers and children who are experiencing Self-esteem issues, anxiety, guilt, fears, panic attacks, behavioral problems, and lack of social skills.
Lack of motivation maybe holding you or your love one back, together we will work on achieving the life you deserve. I am a Master Level social worker practicing under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amerigroup
  • Anthem
  • BHS | Behavioral Health Systems
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • BlueShield of Northeastern New York
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis
  • GEHA
  • GHI
  • HIP | Health Plan of New York
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • NYSHIP | NY State Empire Plan
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • PHCS Network
  • TRICARE
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Univera
  • WellCare
  • Wellfleet
  • Out of Network
Reduced Fee Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.
Email me or call (332) 900-3526 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • Certificate: Touro College
  • School: Touro College- Social Work- Clinical Psychology
Master level social worker-MSW, Certified Life Coach, BA- Clinical Psychology

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Certified Life Coach- CPC, CLC- Master Level / 2942206-NY
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Certificate: Touro College / Masters of Social Work
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Endorsements

Psychologist, PsyD, LMSW, LMHC, RPT

Maria Genna-Barrera's Groups

Child Anxiety Ages 7-17

I offer the empiracally-based cognitive behavioral programs "Coping Cat" and "C.A.T. Project" for children and adolescents. I offer the program in an individual therapy setting that is specifically tailored to address the problems your child is experiencing. The length of treatment varies from 10 to 18 sessions.

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Anxiety & Stress Empowerment Support Group

As you go through the group, you will develop a more complete understanding of Anxiety, what is it and isn't it, and what it can do both mentally and physically. Methods include progressive relaxation, deep-breathing, and changing mindset. This group is offered at various times throughout the year. Programs are offered in both a group and an individual therapy setting. Call for more information.

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Healthy College Transition

There is an enormous amount of confession students face at this moment of their lives. They are transitioning from childhood to adulthood, and often from family and home community to a college campus. Teens are faced with a new reality, from responsibilities for self-care, to navigating nearly unfettered access to drugs and alcohol, to balancing a desire for independence with new stress levels. This group focus on creating a positive college transition. Teens will learn positive coping skills in aim to a smooth college transition. Ages 15-18

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Location

Astoria, NY 11106
(332) 900-3526
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Bellmore, NY 11710
(332) 900-3526
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Child Anxiety, Teen Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Panic, Phobias, Fears, Self Esteem
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Italian
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 19 May 2022
Maria Genna-Barrera

MSW, CLC, BA-Psyc