Denise Torres (she/her/ella)

Accepting Clients

Hi! Hola! Oi! Thank you for considering bringing me along your journey of self-discovery and actualization. I look forward to meeting you!

Clinical Social Worker in New York

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I use an intersectional lens to examine those liminal spaces that are sites of both pain and possibility, so there is no such thing as an "ideal client -- the populations and issues that you best serve". I've served academics, LEOs, fire/EMS, vets, city workers, SAHMs, entrepreneurs, creatives, and more from a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual/gender identities. Whoever you are and whatever you're struggling with, I will extend a hand so we can walk this journey together.

My Background and Approach

I have practiced in hospital, health, and clinical settings for over 25 years and have specialized in the areas of Conflict Mediation, Forensic, Substance Abuse, Early Intervention, and Trauma along the way. A Latin@ practitioner-researcher and writer dedicated to client-centered and evidence-based care, I am pursuing Psychedelic Assisted therapy credentials. I am a Humanist (Rogers, Maslow) committed to creating and holding space where the change you envision may be safely explored. By building rapport and trust we identify collaboratively our area of work and the tools, techniques, and practices that align with you and your current needs and environment. What you take away is as limitless as your own potential! I want you to be heard and seen while equipping you with a new insight or tool that is easy to apply. "Homework" runs the gamut and often includes journaling, artwork/crafting, bibliotherapy, practicing a new protocol, or just saying "no" without further elaboration.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am continually interrogating and confronting my own internalized isms and the baggage I have yet to unpack and release. While I'm cynical about society's ability to change the systems that have maintained the power structures for millennia, I am nevertheless committed to doing what I can to create a socially just world. Indeed, my pantheist beliefs--and nonlinear journey from Catholicism to alternative religions to atheism and back to a faith life--have served as an anchor and a well for renewing this commitment as our era continues to test our humanity. The current expansion of my clinical and supervisory practice is a direct response to this.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Judaism
  • Taoism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 29 years of practice
  • Languages: EspaƱol
  • Rate: $100 - 175/session

Reach out to Denise