Shway Modi (she/her)

Accepting Clients

The key to changing your life is inside you.

Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY
Supervised by Jessica Gulmi, LCSW, MA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

About My Clients

My practice helps people with mood disorders, trauma histories, and addictions to gain stability and cultivate a deep sense of well-being in their lives. I also work with clients from Asian and immigrant communities to overcome our culture’s stigma around mental health. Throughout our time together, you’ll learn to use effective coping strategies to manage difficult emotions, change your relationship to unhealthy patterns, and establish new behaviors that support who you want to become.

My Background and Approach

Starting therapy requires bravery and vulnerability. As someone who has been on both sides of the equation – clinician and client – I want to make this act of courage on your part as comfortable as possible. I know what it feels like to share my experiences with a clinician and have them respond back to me with kindness, openness, and acceptance – sometimes simply by saying “You went through all that? Me too.” As your therapist, I’ll work with you to identify any thoughts, behaviors, emotions, or limiting beliefs preventing you from living a meaningful, joyful life. We’ll work together to address communication blocks, addictive tendencies, and struggles around your identity so that you can gain clarity and insight into who you are and who you want to be. By the end of each session, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding about your life experiences along with concrete things you can work on to facilitate your personal growth and move your life in a positive direction.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

While I understand the importance of mental health diagnoses, labels aren’t everything. In fact, I think they can become limiting. In therapy, I value authentic expression and progress over perfection. I approach issues around body image, weight, and eating disorders from a Health at Every Size and body positive perspective. I identify as a spiritual person who is both Hindu and Christian. I have learned to rely on a Higher Power and to “let go and let God.” I place a lot of emphasis on the value of introspection. I think that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety but rather it is connection. I have healed my own mental health by connecting with supportive and inspiring people within the community.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • Wellfleet
  • United Healthcare UMR
  • United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


833-775-6252 Email Shway
Resilience Lab
928 Broadway Suite 500
New York, NY 10010

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