Last edited 06/09/2023

Elena Conte LCSW

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Elena Conte Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time


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What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I use a variety of modalities in my work, depending on the individual(s) in front of me. My favorite modality is Emergence, developed by Steven Paglierani. I have found that studying Emergence helps me heal my own wounds and struggles and allows me to understand my human nature on a deeper level in a nonjudgmental way. Emergence is not simply a therapy modality, but also a scientific method. It’s a personality theory. Emergence is many things, and throughout our sessions, I may teach you more about it. Additionally, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma-focused methods.

What does a first session with you look like?

Almost every person I have ever met with was nervous for our first few sessions. Please know that I want to help you change your life and find joy in it. I will likely ask you why you're seeking therapy, so that will be good for you to think about; if you don't know why, that's totally okay, too. I will go over topics like confidentiality and fees. Prepare any questions you have about treatment or about me and my personality. Most importantly, be open and be yourself.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

It's normal to be nervous about trying something new. How could someone not be nervous about talking to a stranger and telling them your whole life story? I wish I could tell more people to give it an honest shot. Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with may take many tries. Spend time with each therapist you try, at least 3-4 sessions to assess your comfort level. Yes, this is definitely a lot of work. However, the work that therapy entails allows you to change your life.









Christianity, Catholicism

Other Identities

Living with Depression




Relationship Issues

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

College & graduate student issues

General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues



Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Communication issues

In-Network Insurance




UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

All Savers Insurance

Bind Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America


First Session$150
Marriage & Couples Counseling$150
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy


Mindfulness Practices

Eclectic Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 095350


Fordham University, Master of Social Work, 2019

Fordham University, Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Social Work, 2018

magna cum laude

Work History

I wanted to be a therapist at such a young age; I did not really even know what a therapist was! When I was younger, I was rather tech savvy. I set up a Freewebs Site for people to ask questions, so that I could give advice (think: Dear Abby). I just wanted to help people; it felt like I had a superpower when I could help someone. While I was still in elementary school, I ended up going to in-school counseling. I met with a counselor once a week, grieving the loss of my grandfather. I remember the counselor being so kind to me. I want to give that kindness to others, while giving them a safe space to explore whatever is on their mind. To obtain my LCSW, I attended Fordham University for both my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Work and my Master of Social Work degrees. I interned at a middle school, high school, and an adolescents’ psychiatric center. Post graduation, I worked for the Office of Mental Health clinics. I’ve been exposed to a variety of diagnoses and life circumstances, and I can only hope that I’ve been able to help people be gentle with themselves and gain from their challenges.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Elena Conte, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Elena Conte, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Elena Conte accepting new clients?

Yes, Elena Conte is accepting new clients for online therapy in New York.

Does Elena Conte accept insurance?

Yes, Elena Conte accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Bind Insurance, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Nippon Life Insurance Company of America, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.

What types of therapy does Elena Conte offer?

Elena Conte offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Elena Conte offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York can book Elena Conte for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Elena Conte offer online therapy?

Yes, Elena Conte offers online therapy via video sessions to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Elena Conte?

Elena Conte typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Elena Conte speak?

Elena Conte conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Elena Conte online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Elena Conte online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.