We are a private pay only child therapy practice. While we do not accept insurance, we offer competitive rates and accept many types of payment.

Ellen Urvater

Licensed Master Social Worker

Ellen Urvater, LMSW, child and teen therapist, New City, NY

Ellen Urvater

Licensed Master Social Worker

Specializing In




About Ellen Urvater

I was lucky enough to discover the Social Work profession early in my college career, receiving a Bachelors of Social Work from Simmons College in 2018. I went on to get my Masters of Social Work at New York University graduating in 2019 and received my LMSW October, 2019. One of the aspects that drew me towards the field was the endless opportunities to grow and learn from other clinicians as well as from my clients.

Since graduating my work experience has mainly been in psychiatric hospital settings. I currently work full time at an outpatient mental health clinic affiliated with a local hospital. Here I work in collaboration with other clinicians and doctors to help provide care to some of the most vulnerable populations in the lower Hudson-Valley.

I have experience working with children and teens not only in an inpatient clinical setting but in a school and daycare setting as well. I feel that my time in non-clinical settings has helped me gain more insight into the daily anxieties that kids today go through. Especially in a world where most of our daily communication is done through comments online, texting, and emails, giving our kids space to verbally express how they are feeling is more important than ever. Through using techniques such as Mindfulness, Strengths-Based Perspective, and CBT, I hope to work with your child gain new skills and insight into themselves

Training & Certifications

Ellen has training & certifications in the following areas: Mindfulness, Strengths-Based Perspective, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


30-Minute Individual Therapy Session


45-Minute Individual Therapy Session


60-Minute Individual Therapy Session


Schedule an Appointment Today

Courageous Kids Counseling is an out of network (OON) group practice. As such, fees are due at the time of service. We do not accept insurance. We accept a variety of payment methods, including cash, check, debit card, and credit card, health savings accounts, and flexible health care spending accounts.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that our clients sometimes need to cancel their appointments. Please let us know if you are unable to keep your appointment. There is a full session charge for sessions canceled within 24 hours (except for emergency situations). If you have any questions about our policy, we would be happy to provide more information.