Mary Ellen Kundrat, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mary Ellen Kundrat, LCSW

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Overcoming anxiety, fear and feeling stuck is the goal most of my clients achieve during our work together. Life throws us all kinds of curves and we don't always know how to deal with it alone.

People who work with me say they have a person to talk to that doesn't know their family stories and battle scars and they are finally free to express themselves openly. I will listen to you and ask questions and guide you to examine the places where you have gotten stuck in your life. Together we can work through the tough stuff so you can let that sh*t go and begin to heal. My superpower is helping you to discover yours & live the life you dream of. I specialize in working with people who are heading to a crossroads, struggling with change and seeking help in navigating their way out of pain and into a better tomorrow.

It IS possible to start over again at any time – I know because that's my story too. I'm a "late bloomer" and I've been a therapist for over 12 years. I've worked in the business world, not for profit sector and private practice so I understand the power of work and the allure of a career. Grasping the struggle of trying to find the magical unicorn called work/life balance is one of my strong skills. My goal is to help you figure out what is important to you now. As you master the small steps in front of you today we will begin to identify attainable goals that move you in the direction of your dreams.

I will expect you to show up for our sessions with curiosity and willingness. You can expect me to be gentle and open, non-judgmental and willing to show you just how strong you actually are. This work isn't always easy – or pretty, and I will always be by your side.

Pivotal Moments Wellness is a one woman therapy practice. What that means for you is what you see is what you get. I may have folks helping me with administrative tasks yet every therapy session is a completely confidential, private time between you and I. I try to practice the things we often work on in session – honesty, trustworthiness and boundaries. Our sessions will not be interrupted by phone calls which is why reaching me via email or text will likely garner a quicker response. I am not available evenings or weekends and I don't respond to calls or texts after hours. I am happy to make referrals if you prefer a higher level of care.

If you've gotten this far into my page (ya you!) and still want to see if we might be a good fit to work together, I recommend you book a free consultation on my website.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$175.00 - $250.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New York
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Professional Certification(s)
Certified Employee Assistance Professional (ret)
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Adelphi University School of Social Work
Masters of Social Work