Malena Vinocur

Psychologist, PhD

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Malena Vinocur

Psychologist, PhD

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

New York, NY 10012
(917) 746-5092

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You should feel really good about embarking on your quest for therapy. It is hard to take the first step - especially during this time of profound loss, stress, heightened awareness, and change. Most people are feeling increasingly exhausted, anxious, activated, and sad. While it is vital that we center radical, mindful care of ourselves and our relationships, it is also the hardest, most exhausting time to do this work. Over my many years as a therapist, clinical supervisor and professor, I’ve learned that therapy is a powerful, creative process that supports your natural capacity to heal and grow.
I provide individual and couples/family therapy, consultation/supervision services, and immigration evaluations. As a Latinx immigrant myself, I am especially attuned to cultural nuances. I specialize in trauma, multiculturalism, and LGBTQIA+ issues. I am also developing a sub-specialty working with journalists exposed to trauma and occupational stress.
In our work, you will gain deeper insights into the roots of your pain, and into your sources of strength. My warm, active style will embolden you to try new strategies, and to flex different emotional muscles. I believe in the beautiful, transformative work we do as therapists, and would be honored to participate in your story and healing journey.
Tal vez te sientas atrapada/o/x en situaciones de dificultad: relaciones destructivas, autosabotaje, un trabajo insatisfactorio, sentimientos de inseguridad, de soledad, y/o de miedo. A través de las sesiones de terapia, yo puedo ayudarte a elaborar esas situaciones, y así nos empeñamos activamente para mejorarlas. En mis años de experiencia, he aprendido que la terapia ayuda a descubrir nuestro potencial y, en consecuencia, a poder desarrollar un sentido de control sobre tu vida. La terapia es el punto de partida para lograr más confianza en las relaciones interpersonales y mejorar así la vida cotidiana.
Mi especialización es en trauma, trastornos afectivos y de personalidad. He trabajado con todas las edades, con grupos y parejas/familias. Gran parte de mi enfoque ha sido con individuos en situaciones de abuso, o aquellos que están sobrellevando dificultades derivadas de problemas de inmigración, de género, de identidad sexual o raciales.
Integro enfoques psicodinámicos, creativos, y basados en la evidencia, adaptados tus necesidades. Todas/os/xs necesitamos sentirnos escuchados, y desarrollarnos en un entorno de terapia en el que nos sentimos seguros, y así también desafiados en una forma constructiva. Trabajemos para desenterrar las raíces de tu sufrimiento y lograr así cambios positivos.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $350
Pay By: Paypal, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 0209931
  • School: The Graduate Center at the City University of New
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Latinx Psychological Association
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Certificate: American Psychological Association
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

New York, NY 10012
(917) 746-5092
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 2 Sep 2021
Malena Vinocur, PhD, Psychologist in New York

Malena Vinocur

Psychologist, PhD