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Michele Winchester Vega






Family-endorsed provider iconMichele Winchester-Vega DSW, LCSW-R, ACSW, DCSW, CASAC, DQSW
New Windsor, NY
Florida, NY


Michele Winchester-Vegas, DSW, is a doctor of social work in private practice serving children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in New Windsor, NY, Florida, NY, and the surrounding communities. Dr. Winchester-Vega is the founder of Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega & Associates, a group private practice with over 20 licensed clinical staff members providing psychiatric social work services. Dr. Winchester-Vega provides individual, couples, and family therapy sessions as well as group workshops, trauma/crisis debriefing, and workplace assessments. She treats a wide variety of disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and trauma. She helps her clients by using a wide variety of treatment methods including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), insight-oriented therapy, and ego-supportive therapy.

Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega is dedicated to giving back to the community and has been involved in many organizations including The Council of Social Work Women’s Commission in Washington, D.C., The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, and Kidz4Causes.com.


Michele Winchester-Vega, DSW
Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega & Associates
3250 U.S. Rt 9W
New Windsor, NY

Other locations:

2 Industrial Drive
Florida, NY

Family Member Quotes

“Dr. Winchester-Vega is excellent and she has many qualifications. She’s professional and truly listens to the individual. She is also extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, giving and kind. She is very active and gets involved in helping other organizations.”

Information and Referrals

Speak with a Resource Specialist about services and referrals to Michele Winchester-Vega, DSW.


  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Insight-oriented therapy
  • Ego-supportive therapy
  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Workplace assessments
  • Trauma/crisis debriefing

Client Focus

  • Children (6+)
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Co-occuring disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Family issues
  • Gender/sexuality
  • Grief and loss
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Substance use disorder

Accreditations & Qualifications


Yeshiva University School of  Social Work–Doctor of Social Work
Columbia University–Masters of Social Work


Family Therapy seminar — Minuchin & Calapinto Couples Therapy at Harvard University
New York State License Number 035544


2014 AFP Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award
2014 Corsairs Cup, Newburgh Rowing Club
2012 Athena Award, Duchess County Chamber Foundation
2011 OC Tribute to Women of Achievement Bobbie Lahey Award
2010 National Association of Social Workers’ Hudson Valley Division Lifetime Achievement Award  ​​


Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega accepts most major insurance plans as well as a variety of employee assistance programs including Aetna Healthcare, Beacon Health, CDPHD, Cigna Healthcare, Empire Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Card, Magnacare, MHN, MVP/Value Options, Optum Health, Oxford Health/UHC, Pomco, Tricare, Blue Cross Federal Employees, GHI, Health Now, Indecs/Quantum, Magellan Health, Medicare, Universal Behavioral Health, United Healthcare, 1199 Seiu Benefits, ESI (Formaly Longview EAP), CCCS OC Corporate Services (EAP)(Catholic Charities), Center For Personal Development Recovery (EAP), Magellan EAP, and NASW EAPREFER.

Michele Winchester-Vega, DSW, in the Media

“Young Students Traumatized by Repeated Lockdowns.” (2016) Times Herald-Record

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