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Stephen Ronda(He/Him/His)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, OASAS Master Counselor, BC-TMH, CCTP
New York

In-network with

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Substance Use / Addiction

Great to meet you!

I'm Stephen, and I want to help you lead a highly motivated life! I believe that everyone should receive the care they need and should be given the respect and dignity they deserve as human beings. Therapy should be a collaborative process, not a one-sided conversation. I believe that cannabis can enhance the lives of some people and even improve their outcomes in therapy. I can also help you overcome problems with your substance use if that relationship isn't working for you any longer.

A bit about my approach to therapy

I work in a few different ways. I am trained in motivational interviewing, which will help drive our discussions and draw out your best self. I utilize a mix of techniques, with a focus on dialectical behavior therapy skills training, and I also help clients reach their potential through transpersonal cannabis-assisted therapy. Please inquire to learn more.

What you can expect from our first session

My role is to create a warm and safe environment so you can open up about what's going on within you. From there, we'll discuss a variety of strategies, techniques, and approaches, and even give you some homework to accomplish between sessions. The aim will always be to move you forward so you can become your best self over time!


Stephen's style is

Empowering
Warm
Affirming

Insurance carriers Stephen accepts

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Cigna
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare

More about Stephen

MC (Masters in Counseling) at Mercy College
License type: LMHC (New York)
Gender: Cisgender Male
Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background and Hispanic
Languages: English
Works with: Adults
More specialties: Trauma, Stress, Anger Management, PTSD, and Relationship Issues
Modalities: Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Strength-Based, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Transpersonal