Last edited 01/26/2023
Maggie FitzsimmonsLicensed Master Social Worker
She / Her / Hers
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
|Monday||from 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM|
|Tuesday||from 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM|
|Wednesday||from 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM|
|Thursday||from 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM|
|Friday||from 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM|
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Under Clinical Supervision
Maggie Fitzsimmons, Licensed Master Social Worker, 116526 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 is your style/approach to therapy?
Life in today’s world isn’t easy: online dating, social media, remote work, global uncertainty…the list goes on. I specialize in guiding young adults and couples as they navigate it all. My clients are working through life transitions, relationship challenges, career uncertainty, self-esteem issues, or just want someone to talk to regularly. My role is to identify the right tools to move through these obstacles so you can begin to thrive. You are more than what you are living through. I want to understand who you are and what you bring to every session. As a specialist in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), I’ll introduce you to skills like emotion regulation to manage the ups, downs, and feelings that go with them. My process is honest and transparent; I'm not afraid to deliver difficult insights, but will do so with kindness and empathy. Ultimately, you will feel grounded in yourself despite your ever-changing surroundings. Together, we'll build and strengthen your ability to handle anything life throws at you.
What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
I've spent years learning how to build a positive therapeutic relationship and I’ve seen the power of therapy transform people. Sharing your vulnerabilities with someone on a weekly basis has tremendous value. Whether you're having a hard week or an amazing day, I'm here to offer comfort and support. As a team, we'll figure out what you need to consistently flourish.
What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?
One piece of meaningful feedback I've received from a client was that talking to me felt like talking to a close friend- but a close friend with skills, wisdom, and insight to help gently guide them toward positive change. That is a strength of mine: sharing honest (and sometimes challenging) feedback with clients in a way that is kind, empathetic, and genuine. I am motivated by challenge and complexity. There are 100 sides to every story, and I am always ready to sort through experiences with clients to understand why they unfolded the way they did. Relationships, identity, careers, and different phases of life all present their own unique hurdles, and I love working with clients to get them where they want to be. One of my strengths is finding the truth behind whatever is being shared. In other words, I have a natural ability to validate. Validation is critical because it allows us to sort through our own thoughts with the truth at the forefront. We can't make changes until we acknowledge reality, so having validation allows us to move forward with confidence and support.
All Savers Insurance
Golden Rule Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Masters, Columbia School of Social Work
I completed the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training program and lab at Columbia University. This transformative experience launched a career using DBT skills to help clients of all ages and struggles. I have worked with folks experiencing a wide range of challenges including emotion regulation, OCD, parenting, anxiety, and depression. Though DBT is often used to introduce specific tools to help clients, I also incorporate Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and supportive therapy. 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 Maggie Fitzsimmons, LMSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Maggie Fitzsimmons, LMSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Maggie Fitzsimmons accepting new clients?
Yes, Maggie Fitzsimmons is accepting new clients.
Does Maggie Fitzsimmons accept insurance?
Yes, Maggie Fitzsimmons 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 Maggie Fitzsimmons offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York can book Maggie Fitzsimmons for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Maggie Fitzsimmons offer online therapy?
Yes, Maggie Fitzsimmons offers online therapy to people in New York.
How quickly can I see Maggie Fitzsimmons?
Maggie Fitzsimmons 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 Maggie Fitzsimmons speak?
Maggie Fitzsimmons conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Maggie Fitzsimmons online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Maggie Fitzsimmons online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.