Last edited 01/26/2023

Vernon BauerLicensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

Clinically Supervised

Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM

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Under Clinical Supervision

Vernon Bauer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, 93598 is practicing under the supervision of Jaclyn Smith (New York, LCSW, 77071) 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?

I work with queer-identifying individuals—either creative or corporate in their pursuits—who are searching for purpose, feeling stuck, or looking for more than just a “quick fix.” My patients are invited to use their voice, be heard, and explore what’s on their mind. Ultimately, they come out of therapy with a deeper understanding of themselves and tools to make meaningful adjustments in their day-to-day life. Through my strengths-based and solutions-focused approach, my patients come out of therapy with a deeper understanding of themselves, their behaviors and motivations, and tools to make meaningful adjustments in their lives.

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

After a dozen years working as a theater director (and subsidizing my artistic endeavors by working deadening/unfulfilling jobs in the corporate world), I started therapy to find another way for myself. In the process, I discovered that that was what I wanted to be doing. The parallels between directing an actor and being a therapist with a client are very similar. I'm not actually "directing," but rather helping facilitate the actor/client to access whatever they need within themself to play the part, or make change in their life.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

I am a very careful listener, I try to speak only when I have something useful to say. I am consistent yet flexible. For example, I understand that sometimes clients will need to change their regularly scheduled appointments, but do my best to stay available within the same week for continuity of care/efficacy of treatment. I’m reflective and analytical. I may ask a lot of questions both for my own understanding of what the client means, but also to encourage their own curiosity about their psychodynamic processes.





LGBTQIA related issues

General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues




Communication issues

In-Network Insurance




UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

All Savers Insurance

Golden Rule Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare



First Session$150
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Training / Certifications

The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy / Analytic Training

Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality


Masters, Columbia University

Work History

Before becoming a therapist, I spent years working as a theater director. Both of these roles involve helping someone cultivate a narrative. The major difference with therapy is that we work together to tell your own story – and even rewrite the script along the way. As a therapist, I have experience working with at-risk middle school children in New York City. I’ve also worked as a full-time staff therapist at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, where I did postgraduate psychoanalytic training and became certified in Gender/Sexuality affirmative psychotherapy. My client population has been largely LGBTQ+ identifying individuals. I don’t do couples work, though I often help my clients to strengthen their intimate relationships. I’m now a proud member of the Resilience Lab mental health collective—one of the largest and most diverse groups of clinicians working to improve mental health access and outcomes across the country.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vernon Bauer, LCSW-A

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

Is Vernon Bauer accepting new clients?

Yes, Vernon Bauer is accepting new clients.

Does Vernon Bauer accept insurance?

Yes, Vernon Bauer 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 Vernon Bauer offer?

Vernon Bauer offers therapy for individuals.

Does Vernon Bauer offer in-person appointments?

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

Does Vernon Bauer offer online therapy?

Yes, Vernon Bauer offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Vernon Bauer?

Vernon Bauer 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 Vernon Bauer speak?

Vernon Bauer conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Vernon Bauer online?

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