1619 Third Avenue (Entrance on 91st), Suite 2, Office 2, New York, NY 10128
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Pio J. Cabada
LCSW-R, RYT, MPA, RDT

Frequently Asked Questions

What about my privacy?

Privacy is a very serious matter.  Accordingly, I follow the guidelines of HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and PHI (Protected Health Information).  

What is Drama Therapy?

As described by NADTA (North American Drama Therapy Association),  Drama Therapy is the intentional use of drama and/or theater processes to achieve therapeutic goals.  Drama therapy is active and experiential.  This approach can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals and solve problems, express feelings, or achieve catharsis.

Thinking about Psychoanalysis?

If you've ever wondered what is like to do three sessions a week and you are willing to commit for one to two years, then you are thinking about psychoanalysis.  I have affordable rates, specifically for this purpose, with or without insurance, so you can experience this wonderful and tough, but rewarding journey.


Psychoanalysis may help you assimilate different parts of your life into one wholesome, healthy, and authentic self.  Coming three times a week allows you to examine yourself, your relationships, your environment, as well as your past and present life with consistency and depth, which may help you achieve greater satisfaction in life.   

My affiliations?

Psychology Today, GoodTherapy.org,  The Group Psychotherapy Training Program of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, National Institute for Psychoanalysis, PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), Yoga Alliance, YogaFit, ACE Fitness, North American Drama Therapy Association, New York State - Office of the Professions, and Actors' Equity Association.

Do you do ACT, CBT, or DBT?

I integrate many of the well-known evidenced based practice modalities and theories, as well as wellness and yoga principles (e.g. breathing, mindfulness, focus attention, awareness, etc.) within the framework of psychodynamic psychotherapy. 

What is LCSW-R?

From the NYS Office of the Professions:  An LCSW who fulfills the requirements of the insurance law for supervised experience providing psychotherapy, is recognized in New York State as a reimbursable psychotherapist. The "R" privilege requires insurance carriers to provide reimbursement for psychotherapy services whenever a health insurance contract includes reimbursement of qualified psychologists and psychiatrists. The "R" statute has been called "mandatory legislation." This designation is added to one's license number (e.g., LCSW R123456) and the practitioner's clients must receive reimbursement for mental health services under the regulation and limitations of the insurance law.