Last updated: 5/30/2017

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

Years of Experience: 25

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


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

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

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:
Mon: 2:30pm - 9:30pm
Tue: 8:00am - 9:30pm
Wed: 8:00am - 9:30pm
Thu: 8:00am - 9:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 7:30pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
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

Problems Served
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
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:
Populations Served (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)
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations

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

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