Erica Warshawer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
 therapist: Erica Warshawer,
In-Person in Oreland, PA 19075
In-Person in New York City, NY
Online in New York, Pennsylvania
Me: I am warm, informal, highly engaging and I care deeply about my clients because I want them to feel better. Effectively, this means I am trying to work myself out of a job *grin*, but that truly is the goal, right?, to help you feel better so you can live your best life! I infuse humor into sessions when and if appropriate because laughter and joy is a form of medicine in and of itself and therapy doesn't have to be 100% intense and serious every step of the way. Clients with whom I work consistently report positive growth and an overall improvement in their quality of life. My favorite quote from a client after a few sessions of EMDR therapy together is: "I don't know what kind of witch doctor you are, but this sh*t works!" While I am neither a witch nor a doctor, I am committed to supporting my clients as they grow into and/or reclaim their own similar feeling of success.

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult

Treatment Approach

  • Biopsychosocial
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Education & Credentials

Erica Warshawer LCSW
  • Female
  • License # NY081767 PA CW018603
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania
  • Practicing Since 2008
Education: B.A. in Sociology and Social Work MSW in Clinical Social Work with Children, Youth and Families Post-Graduate training at Ackerman Institute for the Family in Couples and Relational Therapy Specialized training in: Loss and Bereavement, Trauma-Informed Therapy Interventions, CBT and Mindfulness EMDR


  • Average Session Fee 225
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Our practice is committed to ensuring equitable access to exceptional and personalized therapy though reserving a segment of the sessions offered as a "pay what you can" plan (fee determined by client and practitioner through discussion) and another segment of sessions offered as a sliding scale plan ($150-200). This ensures people who are not able to afford the full session rate of $225 are able to benefit from the highly personalized approach which our private pay practice offers. Pay what you can and sliding scale sessions are offered as they open up on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Out of Network
  • If you have Out of Network Benefits, I will help you initiate the reimbursement process.

Erica Warshawer Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Oreland, PA 19075
  • Available Online for residents of New York, Pennsylvania
  • Online Therapy Details: Secure, HIPAA compliant video platform
Erica Warshawer Practice Description
Our practice is committed to: Our clients' success and growth through highly personalized client centered care Equity Best Practices Quality Services for Clients Rather Than Quantity (see more on this below) Yes, you absolutely can utilize less expensive therapy options, of which there are many. There are online companies offering relatively inexpensive teletherapy sessions and established practices that accept insurance which reduces the direct cost to you, the consumer. While it is possible to get good care from any of these alternate options, they do come with caveats. To be frank, the big online-only teletherapy industry pays their clinicians very little which results in two things: 1) Those jobs attract therapists just starting out because they are being paid a flat rate as entry-level therapists, regardless of the number of years of experience or specialized training they accrue or bring to the job. 2) To make a living wage, the therapists have to stack their schedule to see up to 50 clients a week which does not leave time to personalize and individualize care for their clients. When insurance is accepted, it creates yet another set of complexities: the insurance billing and processing is a full time job and requires frequent auditing of processes which ensures the therapist is paid by the insurance company and doesn't benefit the client directly. Additionally, insurance companies pay notoriously low rates, which again means the therapist needs to focus on quantity (seeing lots of clients each week) over quality (taking time to personalize sessions through planning and preparation pre and post session to created a highly individualized and therefore more effective therapy session for the client). Effectively, you are getting less service in exchange for less money. When you choose Alpenglow Center as your provider, you are getting quality, personalized care from experienced and well trained clinicians dedicated to YOU and your individualized plan because we cap the number of clients each clinician can see in a week to ensure they have the time to plan, reflect and prepare for each of their sessions as well as participate in ongoing professional development and skill building to enhance their tool kits. Your session fee is not the fee for a single 45 to 60 minute session, rather, your session fee is for the preparation time, session time, post session reflection and planning time each week to ensure great service during your face to face time. We recognize this boutique model is both Best Practice because it supports the best outcomes for clients AND it is not financially accessible to everyone which is why we reserve a specific number of sessions as Equity Sessions (pay what you can) and Sliding Scale.

Practice Overview

222 Pennsylvania Avenue
Oreland, PA 19075
New York City, NY
Available both in-person and online
15 Years Experience


Office Hours

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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