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Last updated: 5/30/2017

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

Years of Experience: 25

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
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

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

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.)
Aging
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Bipolar Disorders
Career/Employment Concerns
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Education/Personal Development
Grief/Loss
Interpersonal Relationships
Life Transitions
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Personality Disorders
Physical Illness/Impairment
Postpartum Depression
Psychosomatic
Sexual Abuse/Rape
Sexuality Issues
Stress
Suicidal Thoughts
Trauma/PTSD
Women's Issues

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Behavioral
Cognitive/Behavioral
Humanistic
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Long-Term
Meditation/Relaxation
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Parent Guidance
Psycho-Educational
Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic
Social Support
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Individual
Supervision/Consultation

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)

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

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