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Erica ParagalloLicensed Master Social Worker

Clinically Supervised

Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Under Clinical Supervision

Erica Paragallo, Licensed Master Social Worker, 116681 is practicing under the supervision of Jessica Knapp (New York, LCSW, 88000) 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 is your style/approach to therapy?

It's easy for you to sense other people's feelings, but sometimes you feel misunderstood. You may overthink things, or you may be so intuitive that you can't tune out the noise of daily life. The gift of being highly sensitive can also come with internal struggles that may be hard for others to understand. My knowledge of trauma-informed care and behavioral health, coupled with my creative background in yoga and art therapy, allows me to provide support expert to highly sensitive people. I use an eclectic approach that fully honors and recognizes the powerfully interwoven connection between mind, body, spirit, and heart. Together, we create a safe space that encourages the exploration of feelings and the formation of a brand-new story founded on personal strength, hope, and resilience. I spend considerable time getting to know my clients and adapting my approach to validate their individuality. Through a combination of intuitive and research-based techniques, I’ll empower you to move beyond the challenges and barriers that have been holding you back from living your best life. Everyone is in this together, and no one should have to face life’s challenges alone. You have already taken the first and most important step towards finding support and setting yourself up for a more authentic and fulfilling future, by being vulnerable. Vulnerability is a brave act, and I am grateful you are here.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I became a therapist because I wanted to create a safe, non-judgmental, identity-affirming, and mutually enriching space for my clients. I believe in the power of making people feel appreciated, validated, inspired, and comfortable enough to unpack and explore their worries. In my experience, setting goals and making sustainable changes is more achievable with a customized, achievable plan and a supportive, experienced guide.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

My warm-heartedness, open-mindedness, and willingness to accept all people from all walks of life make me very approachable and encouraging. The commitment I have to bring about growth and sustainable change for my clients is creative, adaptable, and relentless. During sessions, I am flexible with my schedule and remain present and actively involved with my clients in order to achieve noticeable results.


Family issues

Life transitions

Mood disorders

Parenting issues


General Expertise






Autism spectrum disorder

Child mental health

Communication issues

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)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Creative Art Therapy


Masters, Fordham University

Work History

I have experience working in various settings with clients of all ages and backgrounds. My background includes providing community psychiatric support for foster kids, case management and mental health counseling for children and families, and facilitating group and individual sessions for adults. I’m now a proud member of the Resilience Lab mental health collective. Resilience Lab is the largest community of clinicians working collaboratively to produce better outcomes and improve mental health access.

Frequently Asked Questions About Erica Paragallo, LMSW

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

Is Erica Paragallo accepting new clients?

Yes, Erica Paragallo is accepting new clients.

Does Erica Paragallo accept insurance?

Yes, Erica Paragallo 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 Erica Paragallo offer in-person appointments?

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

Does Erica Paragallo offer online therapy?

Yes, Erica Paragallo offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Erica Paragallo?

Erica Paragallo 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 Erica Paragallo speak?

Erica Paragallo conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Erica Paragallo online?

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