Tony Filanowski


My practice is person centered, strengths based and trauma informed. I'm a 63 year old caucasian man and my pronouns are he, him and his.

Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

Contributor to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group
  • Medication Management

About My Clients

My clients are curious about the world and they are seeking a better understanding of themselves and their social environment. My role is to offer a supportive and compassionate presence for that work. I help people who have childhood trauma, mood disorders, grief and bereavement, relationship conflicts, career dissatisfaction, gender and sexuality issues, depression, substance use/misuse issues and social anxiety.

My Background and Approach

After 24 years working as an electronics engineer, I decided that I wanted a career change. I find people endlessly interesting so I chose to study social work. I received my Master of Social Work in 2012, I got my LMSW license the same year and my LCSW in 2015. I did my practical training at the Parallax Center in Manhattan under Barbara Feldman, LCSW and obtained my CASAC while working there. My approach follows Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's recommendation; I help my clients feel safe, and improve their capacity to regulate their emotions and then help them seek understanding of themselves and their social environment.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that every human being has intrinsic worth and that the earth and all its living things require our care. I believe that oppressed people need to work together to change the systems that oppress us and every person can improve their condition with help and through helping others. I believe that we are social animals and thrive within a supportive, empathic and understanding social environment.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 180/session


347 498 4850 Email Tony
124 West 79th Street
Suite 1B
New York, NY 10024

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