Catherine Putkowski-O'Brien

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR II

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(347) 708-8975

Catherine Putkowski-O'Brien

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR II

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

2336 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY 10306
(347) 708-8975
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I will continue counseling sessions via secure telehealth platforms but have recently resumed some in office sessions following CDC guides

About

Are you feeling anxious/depressed or grieving the loss of a loved one? Have you been diagnosed with PTSD or experienced traumas in your past that are still effecting you today? Are you receiving or have you completed medical treatment for cancer or another devastating illness? As an EMDR, Level II traumatologist, I treat the whole person utilizing evident based psychotherapies/techniques in combination with meditation and other healing modalities. While we navigate your road to recovery, you will learn stress management methods to use in-between therapy sessions. We will work to reframe past hurts/traumas, and plan for a new future.
I provide individual/ group therapy specializing in treatment of: NYPD/FDNY; WTC first responders/survivors (20+ yrs.); complex/ chronic PTSD ; breast cancer ; sexual and domestic abuse survivors; addictive disorders- recovery and maintenance phases, specializing in pathological gambling; teen/college academic & adjustment issues.
I periodically provide support groups for breast cancer survivors, codependency & special interest groups. An evening WTC/PTSD group will resume in September 2021. A Women's PTSD support group is planned for October 2021 and a bereavement group shortly. I provide a no fee bereavement group at a local church. Please contact me for further information.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $150 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $165 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • PPO Plans
  • WTC
  • Out of Network
My office mails a HCFA bill to the insurance company at the end of every month.
Email me or call (347) 708-8975 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 028848
  • School: Fordham University
  • Year Graduated: 1982

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDRIA / Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2004
  • Certificate: Rutgers University/Bowen Institute / Certificate/Training Program
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Catherine Putkowski-O'Brien's Groups

World Trade Center /PTSD Group

Participants will learn emotional regulation/stress reduction techniques from a variety of disciplines and healing modalities. A new technique will be taught/practiced each week in addition to providing psycho-educational material.

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Moving Ahead: Life After Breast Cancer

A psycho-educational support group for women navigating their recovery from breast cancer. This group will focus on creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including mind/body techniques, with occasional guest speakers. Please call for a free phone consultation.

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Location

2336 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY 10306
(347) 708-8975
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
  • Stress
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Gambling
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Catherine Putkowski-O'Brien

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR II