Last updated: 5/30/2017

Elaine Ambandos Smith, LCSW (347) 342-8060
Last Updated: 5/30/2017

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Aging Bipolar Disorders Education/Personal Development Grief/Loss Personality Disorders Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Psychosomatic Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexuality Issues Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
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Elaine Ambandos Smith, LCSW
148 Jacques Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306  

(347) 342-8060

Contact: Elaine Smith

Office Hours:
Mon2:30pm – 9:30pm
Tue8:00am – 9:30pm
Wed8:00am – 9:30pm
Thu8:00am – 9:30pm
Fri8:00am – 7:30pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours


Years of Experience: 25

NY - LCSW-R [PR-043774-1]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certificate on Aging
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Postgraduate Certificate Trauma Treatment
Social Work Supervisor

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $125
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $125

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA (HMO) Group Health Incorporated
AETNA (PPO) Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
Aetna Behavioral Health Health Net
Affinity Health Plan Magellan Behavioral Health
Beacon Health MAGNACARE
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) MHN
Blue Shield of Northeastern NY (Traditional Blue PPO) MultiPlan
CIGNA HealthCare Optum Behavioral Health
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) Oxford Health Plans
EmblemHealth TRICARE
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Empire HealthChoice HMO) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO United Healthcare
Empire Plan United Healthcare

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
Chronic Illness College Students Disabled Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Humanistic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Mindfulness Based Approaches Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Social Support Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Meditation/Relaxation Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Individual
Other methods:
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations