Last edited 01/26/2023
Amy BenderLicensed Master Social Worker
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
|Monday||from 02:00 PM to 07:00 PM|
|Tuesday||from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Wednesday||from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
|Thursday||from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Friday||from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
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Under Clinical Supervision
Amy Bender, Licensed Master Social Worker, 116334 is practicing under the supervision of Michael Sands (New York, LCSW, 033654-01) at Resilience Lab.
Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.
What does a first session with you look like?
In the first session, we’ll start discussing where you’re at right now. Clients often like to discuss the main issue they want to work on in therapy, provide background on when that issue started, and describe how it affects them today.
What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
Therapy changed my life! Client's often ask me "why didn't someone teach me this in school" and I couldn't agree more. Mental health skills aren’t difficult to learn. They are just not taught to us. I truly believe that when you learn mental health tools and implement them in your daily life, something close to a miracle happens. A portal opens to a world you didn't even know existed—one where "all the lights turn green" as you begin making better choices and attract all the good things.
What is your style/approach to therapy?
I work with adults who feel stuck in their lives, or like they’re not living in their truth. They might be in a dead-end job, staying in an unfulfilling relationship, or engaging in people-pleasing behaviors that make it difficult to express their needs. Together, we’ll create strategies for getting unstuck and create a happier, more fulfilling life. We’ll start by getting a holistic picture of who you are and who you want to be. I like to get a sense of what you want your life to look like so we can co-create a vision that we can work towards together. Part of that work will include identifying your strengths and building skills to reach your goals. Together, we’ll examine how these thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other so you can replace them with healthier patterns, get unstuck, and build the life you’ve always dreamed about. In a world that pulls our focus in so many directions, we’ll create a space just for you and your north star.
Divorce & separation
All Savers Insurance
Golden Rule Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Fordham University, Master of Social Work
Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in the financial services industry for many years. It was a major leap to go back to school to become a psychotherapist, but working through that decision and facing the uncertainty of a new career turns out to have been one of the best choices I ever made. As a therapist, I have previous experience providing in-the-moment support through a crisis hotline and working with older adults and their families in a nursing home setting. I also worked with adolescents and adults in a transitional living program for substance use, co-occurring disorders, or other acute mental health concerns. Today, I’m now a proud member of Resilience Lab—the largest collective of clinicians collaborating to improve mental health access and outcomes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Amy Bender, LMSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Amy Bender, LMSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Amy Bender accepting new clients?
Yes, Amy Bender is accepting new clients.
Does Amy Bender accept insurance?
Yes, Amy Bender accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Cigna, Golden Rule Insurance, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Optum, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.
What types of therapy does Amy Bender offer?
Amy Bender offers therapy for individuals.
Does Amy Bender offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York can book Amy Bender for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Amy Bender offer online therapy?
Yes, Amy Bender offers online therapy to people in New York.
How quickly can I see Amy Bender?
Amy Bender typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Amy Bender speak?
Amy Bender conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Amy Bender online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Amy Bender online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.