Paulette Spagnolo, LCSW

Online Therapy

About Me

Understanding your experiences, emotions and your story is the gateway to change. I believe people can change, even when they struggle to believe that they can. I strive to help clients learn new skills, or enhance those they are already using, in order to improve all areas of their lives. Imagine how differently you might feel if you could overcome the obstacles that keep you feeling stuck in your life and relationships. Patterns that no longer work for you can be reshaped and built upon to make the most of who you are and want to become. Clients have described me as warm, passionate, compassionate, friendly and down-to-earth. I challenge and motivate the people I work with to achieve their goals. As a psychotherapist, I feel privileged to work with people as they explore the challenges that bring them to treatment. I understand that it takes courage and vulnerability to take the first steps to contact a clinician and come to therapy. It is important to me that you feel comfortable during our work and that our collaboration is a good match for you. A positive therapeutic relationship creates the opportunity for insight and growth. Coming to my office you will experience a calm, supportive environment. With compassion and acceptance I treat adults struggling with a range of issues affecting psychosocial and emotional functioning.

Education & Experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a master’s degree in clinical social work from Hunter College School of Social Work, and I am a Certified Hypnotherapist. I have been in private practice since 2016. My clinical focus is PTSD and developmental trauma. I am trained in, and can offer effective healing through, the use of EMDR, a method which helps you to erase painful intrusive memories of past events and move towards peace and growth. But in my practice I also blend in other psychotherapy approaches: mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis, for example. I have found that these methodolgies are also effective in many clinical situations other than PTSD and developmental trauma, and I believe they are helpful for anyone trying to live more fully, in a more engaged and peaceful way. I therefore gear my practice to respond to anyone who wants to explore new pathways to a freer life.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth