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Elisa PeimerLicensed Master Social Worker

Clinically Supervised

Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Under Clinical Supervision

Elisa Peimer, Licensed Master Social Worker, 117578 is practicing under the supervision of Shomari Turner-Gallagher (New York, LCSW, 77587) 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 was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

On a personal level, it’s always been satisfying to help friends and colleagues through their issues. That segued into actually learning skills for guiding people through life’s challenges. Defining yourself and your self worth through your job can be challenging—particularly for people in creative industries. It may even feel impossible to untangle your personal and professional lives because your identity is being “creative.” It can be helpful to work with someone who sees you as a whole person who exists outside of a professional realm. I also see many mental health issues within the music business—like the constant financial pressure, impacts of being away from family, and exposure to alcohol and drugs. There’s been so much press about musicians and mental health challenges, but the industry really isn’t set up to support that. As a musician, this is an area where I feel pulled toward being of service.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

A creative career can be a source of joy. It also comes with unique pressures—like writer’s block, performance anxiety, uncertainty, and the constant judgment of others—that can impact your sense of wellbeing. As a musician and former marketing executive, I get it. Being an artist is hard. Work and identity are closely intertwined. The juxtaposition of "who you are" and "what you do" can deeply impact your relationships and sense of self. It’s normal to experience periods in your career where you feel stuck, uninspired, or burned out. My work is focused around helping people find their own voice amongst the noise. That might look like getting re-inspired, owning your work, rationally detaching, or coping with the stress of it all in healthier ways. Ultimately, you will find balance in the chaos and create a self definition encompassing all of you–not just your gift. Part of that process is “unlearning” the unhelpful dynamics we often unconsciously repeat. My job is to point out these tendencies to help you see why certain issues crop up and gain a new perspective. Together, we’ll collaborate in creating new patterns with better outcomes. We’ll find your perfect harmony.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

As a former executive with three decades of entertainment industry experience, I understand the unique challenges that come with being an artist or creative. I'm supportive, empathetic, and provide a safe, trusting place for you to look honestly at your life. Expect me to ask clarifying questions. I come from a place of curiosity. Together, we’ll look at your thoughts, feelings, and experiences from a new angle. Part of my process also involves helping you take real, concrete steps toward achieving your goals.




Work Stress

Communication issues

Creative blocks & writer's block

General Expertise


Relationship Issues


Social Anxiety

Artists' mental health

Family issues

Life coaching

Performance anxiety

In-Network Insurance




UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

All Savers Insurance

Golden Rule Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare



First Session$150
Individual Therapy$150


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Expressive Arts Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


Masters, Hunter College

Work History

I have experience offering entertainment business clients individual therapy, financial assistance, and connecting them to external resources. I’ve also helped music business professionals and their families find mental health resources. I am now a proud member of the Resilience Lab mental health collective—the largest community of clinicians working to produce better outcomes and improve mental health access. Whether you’re working through a creative block, struggling to create a balanced identity, or feeling anxious about the future, we want to make sure you can access the best therapists in the industry.

Frequently Asked Questions About Elisa Peimer, LMSW

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

Is Elisa Peimer accepting new clients?

Yes, Elisa Peimer is accepting new clients.

Does Elisa Peimer accept insurance?

Yes, Elisa Peimer 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.

Does Elisa Peimer offer in-person appointments?

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

Does Elisa Peimer offer online therapy?

Yes, Elisa Peimer offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Elisa Peimer?

Elisa Peimer 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 Elisa Peimer speak?

Elisa Peimer conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Elisa Peimer online?

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