Emotionally Focused Therapists in Astoria, NY

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Rachel Valencia
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
I am trained in EMDR, an evidenced based treatment for trauma, and in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an attachment based therapy which I use primarily when I work with couples.
Accepting new clients via telehealth! Struggling with your mental health can be difficult, but you don't have to do it alone. Whether it be depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, or other mental health issues, I am here to help you understand where your issues have stemmed from, work on healing them, and learn new ways to cope and interact with your world. In working with me, you can expect to have a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your innerworld. I work with clients of all ages, and in individual, couple, or family modality.
I am trained in EMDR, an evidenced based treatment for trauma, and in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an attachment based therapy which I use primarily when I work with couples.
Accepting new clients via telehealth! Struggling with your mental health can be difficult, but you don't have to do it alone. Whether it be depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, or other mental health issues, I am here to help you understand where your issues have stemmed from, work on healing them, and learn new ways to cope and interact with your world. In working with me, you can expect to have a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your innerworld. I work with clients of all ages, and in individual, couple, or family modality.
(718) 400-6205 View (718) 400-6205
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Evangelos Samaras
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Evangelos, but you can call me Evan! At the moment I am practicing through Telehealth only. If this is okay with you, please read on! The foundation of my approach to therapy is person centered and based on genuine human interaction. I understand that not every individual benefits from the same intervention, and it's for this reason I bring an eclectic tool kit, including but not limited to: Acceptance-Based, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, Emotionally Focused, and Relaxation strategies. My earliest exposure and training in mental health was in Hypnosis, and the interaction between our conscious and subconscious mind.
Hi, my name is Evangelos, but you can call me Evan! At the moment I am practicing through Telehealth only. If this is okay with you, please read on! The foundation of my approach to therapy is person centered and based on genuine human interaction. I understand that not every individual benefits from the same intervention, and it's for this reason I bring an eclectic tool kit, including but not limited to: Acceptance-Based, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, Emotionally Focused, and Relaxation strategies. My earliest exposure and training in mental health was in Hypnosis, and the interaction between our conscious and subconscious mind.
(347) 923-6823 View (347) 923-6823
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Steevy Griffin
MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
Are you tired of operating from a space of reactivity? Are you curious about how you are showing up in your relationships, and most importantly, for yourself? Let's explore together! I offer affordable therapy for individuals and couples at any stage of their relationship. If you know that you could benefit from support in your life, then therapy is the right step. As a holistic practitioner, I help you observe what isn't working, while also honoring your true nature with acceptance and safety. I am here to serve you, no matter your culture, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, with enthusiasm, compassion, warmth, and humor.
Are you tired of operating from a space of reactivity? Are you curious about how you are showing up in your relationships, and most importantly, for yourself? Let's explore together! I offer affordable therapy for individuals and couples at any stage of their relationship. If you know that you could benefit from support in your life, then therapy is the right step. As a holistic practitioner, I help you observe what isn't working, while also honoring your true nature with acceptance and safety. I am here to serve you, no matter your culture, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, with enthusiasm, compassion, warmth, and humor.
(929) 207-7543 View (929) 207-7543
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Trevon Turner
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach utilizes CBT, EFT, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Drawing upon experiences working in higher education, music, and art, I believe that all individuals possess the ability to grow and change. I view therapy as an opportunity to collaboratively explore, identify, and resolve your specific life challenges. Using compassionate and evidence based interventions combined with your own unique strengths, I can help you better understand your emotions, behaviors, and relationships so that you can make lasting positive changes and achieve your goals.
My therapeutic approach utilizes CBT, EFT, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Drawing upon experiences working in higher education, music, and art, I believe that all individuals possess the ability to grow and change. I view therapy as an opportunity to collaboratively explore, identify, and resolve your specific life challenges. Using compassionate and evidence based interventions combined with your own unique strengths, I can help you better understand your emotions, behaviors, and relationships so that you can make lasting positive changes and achieve your goals.
(516) 636-2169 View (516) 636-2169
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Raquel A Crespo
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11102  (Online Only)
Raquel Crespo is a bilingual psychotherapist who has dedicated her counseling career to working with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Through the use of her education, experience and supportive psychotherapy techniques, Raquel is able to tailor her therapeutic work to focus on the strengths and needs of each client. She has spent her counseling career working with individuals, couples, families and groups in a variety of direct service and administrative roles. In addition, Raquel is a Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor for Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University
Raquel Crespo is a bilingual psychotherapist who has dedicated her counseling career to working with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Through the use of her education, experience and supportive psychotherapy techniques, Raquel is able to tailor her therapeutic work to focus on the strengths and needs of each client. She has spent her counseling career working with individuals, couples, families and groups in a variety of direct service and administrative roles. In addition, Raquel is a Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor for Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University
(347) 947-2441 View (347) 947-2441
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Lifespan Wellness Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) I begin each therapeutic connection with getting to know you and the areas of your life, and together we will conceptualize your life through a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens and how these elements interact with each other and affect your overall wellbeing. I use a personal style that blends humor, creativity, sensitivity, sensibility, and evidence-based short term, measureable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART) strategies to help you grow in your areas of life and relationships and achieve your identified goals.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) I begin each therapeutic connection with getting to know you and the areas of your life, and together we will conceptualize your life through a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens and how these elements interact with each other and affect your overall wellbeing. I use a personal style that blends humor, creativity, sensitivity, sensibility, and evidence-based short term, measureable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART) strategies to help you grow in your areas of life and relationships and achieve your identified goals.
(917) 615-0597 View (917) 615-0597
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Arianna Argotte
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11103  (Online Only)
Past, painful experiences are a regular part of the human experience. When those experiences are unexplored and unresolved, they can feel overwhelmingly heavy. They can also be a part of your present; informing your relationships, unhealthy habits, and influencing the way you cope with difficult situations. This can leave you feeling alone, unfulfilled, and disconnected from your life. Therapy is a place where it is safe to unpack these painful experiences and process them in a non-judgmental, compassionate environment.
Past, painful experiences are a regular part of the human experience. When those experiences are unexplored and unresolved, they can feel overwhelmingly heavy. They can also be a part of your present; informing your relationships, unhealthy habits, and influencing the way you cope with difficult situations. This can leave you feeling alone, unfulfilled, and disconnected from your life. Therapy is a place where it is safe to unpack these painful experiences and process them in a non-judgmental, compassionate environment.
(929) 481-5098 View (929) 481-5098
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Daisy Malik
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
I am a client focused therapist that prioritizes the collaboration of patient and provider to best guide treatment and progress that is custom to how an individual heals. I believe in utilizing psychoeducation to help clients have a better understanding of their own mental health, barriers, treatment, and journey. I believe in developing a healthy rapport with clients that allows open and transparent communication to enhance progress of treatment. I focus on providing my clients with a basic understanding of mental health as a foundation to help client have a better understanding of the issues they may be facing.
I am a client focused therapist that prioritizes the collaboration of patient and provider to best guide treatment and progress that is custom to how an individual heals. I believe in utilizing psychoeducation to help clients have a better understanding of their own mental health, barriers, treatment, and journey. I believe in developing a healthy rapport with clients that allows open and transparent communication to enhance progress of treatment. I focus on providing my clients with a basic understanding of mental health as a foundation to help client have a better understanding of the issues they may be facing.
(718) 550-6209 View (718) 550-6209
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Amannda Walworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11103  (Online Only)
As humans, it is our instinct to want connection. Connecting with others can be especially challenging if you've suffered from trauma, loss and abuse. These deeply painful, often early developmental wounds can resurface in our day to day lives. These wounds can leave us experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship strain and career challenges, just to name a few. 
As humans, it is our instinct to want connection. Connecting with others can be especially challenging if you've suffered from trauma, loss and abuse. These deeply painful, often early developmental wounds can resurface in our day to day lives. These wounds can leave us experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship strain and career challenges, just to name a few. 
(646) 585-6935 View (646) 585-6935
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Mary Orobona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11102  (Online Only)
I like to think of therapy as an onion. With every layer we peel back, we potentially can face great pain & tears. But it’s worth it, because life, just like an onion, is so tasty when it's outer layer has been peeled away & we decide to use it in a way that is totally different from how it started. With life, it’s in the unpeeling (discovering), chopping (analyzing), and making us cry (healing) that we learn and grow. Is it uncomfortable? Yes! Is it worth the discomfort? Absolutely! Each layer that we peel away, brings us closer to our true selves and allows us to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.
I like to think of therapy as an onion. With every layer we peel back, we potentially can face great pain & tears. But it’s worth it, because life, just like an onion, is so tasty when it's outer layer has been peeled away & we decide to use it in a way that is totally different from how it started. With life, it’s in the unpeeling (discovering), chopping (analyzing), and making us cry (healing) that we learn and grow. Is it uncomfortable? Yes! Is it worth the discomfort? Absolutely! Each layer that we peel away, brings us closer to our true selves and allows us to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(718) 612-7385 View (718) 612-7385
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Lindsay Ericksen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11103  (Online Only)
I believe in everyone's inherent value and seek to guide individuals through the process of reconnecting to their true essence and worth. Together we would explore presenting challenges to eventually get to the origin of the pain that may be keeping you stuck or blocked. I work somatically using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach in order to gently guide the body and mind back into harmony as so often trauma and life experiences can separate or fracture the two, leaving us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others.
I believe in everyone's inherent value and seek to guide individuals through the process of reconnecting to their true essence and worth. Together we would explore presenting challenges to eventually get to the origin of the pain that may be keeping you stuck or blocked. I work somatically using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach in order to gently guide the body and mind back into harmony as so often trauma and life experiences can separate or fracture the two, leaving us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others.
(718) 808-9442 View (718) 808-9442
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Emilce P. Suarez-Lipton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
The curious paradox is when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. What I am is enough if I would only be it openly.' C.Rogers. This quote is at the core of my work as a psychotherapist. I believe that the path to healing begins with the experience of being truly seen and celebrated with all your identities and parts that make the whole of you. I offer an affirming and collaborative space for the exploration of Self, connecting to your Divine within through mind-body-spirit practices so that you can move beyond the unloving narratives getting in the way of embodying your true Self and curating the life that you envision.
The curious paradox is when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. What I am is enough if I would only be it openly.' C.Rogers. This quote is at the core of my work as a psychotherapist. I believe that the path to healing begins with the experience of being truly seen and celebrated with all your identities and parts that make the whole of you. I offer an affirming and collaborative space for the exploration of Self, connecting to your Divine within through mind-body-spirit practices so that you can move beyond the unloving narratives getting in the way of embodying your true Self and curating the life that you envision.
(646) 798-1037 View (646) 798-1037
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Megan Hannan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11103
I believe that trust is the cornerstone of every meaningful therapeutic relationship, and my goal is to make you feel safe, relaxed and supported from the moment you send that first email to inquire about our first session. I know that reaching out to a new therapist or even seeking therapy for the first time can seem daunting, but I truly believe that it can be the best form of self-care. Our mental health is the key to our happiness. My style is warm, empathetic and nurturing, but I will work with you to create tactical and personalized strategies, equipping you with tools to grow and connect with your most authentic self.
I believe that trust is the cornerstone of every meaningful therapeutic relationship, and my goal is to make you feel safe, relaxed and supported from the moment you send that first email to inquire about our first session. I know that reaching out to a new therapist or even seeking therapy for the first time can seem daunting, but I truly believe that it can be the best form of self-care. Our mental health is the key to our happiness. My style is warm, empathetic and nurturing, but I will work with you to create tactical and personalized strategies, equipping you with tools to grow and connect with your most authentic self.
(929) 203-3586 View (929) 203-3586
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Rebecca Glassman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11102  (Online Only)
You may be seeking therapy for various reasons, or have the feeling it might help without knowing your specific goals. I believe therapy is an opportunity for growth through authentic relationship, and through this human connection we can discover your goals, needs, and hopes for therapy.
You may be seeking therapy for various reasons, or have the feeling it might help without knowing your specific goals. I believe therapy is an opportunity for growth through authentic relationship, and through this human connection we can discover your goals, needs, and hopes for therapy.
(610) 557-3674 View (610) 557-3674
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Gina Lehr
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
In times of distress and uncertainty, we value guidance leading to a better reflection of who we are and where we want to be. Sometimes the goals are not clear, but comes with a feeling that there is something missing or out of order. Psychotherapy can be enlightening from those dealing with everyday matters such as home life, work and friendships or issues surrounding anxiety, coping with important life changes. In adverse situations, it may come with overwhelming obstacles and the feeling of being misunderstood by others. These circumstances require my analytical approach and empathy to let clients feel more at ease and accepted.
In times of distress and uncertainty, we value guidance leading to a better reflection of who we are and where we want to be. Sometimes the goals are not clear, but comes with a feeling that there is something missing or out of order. Psychotherapy can be enlightening from those dealing with everyday matters such as home life, work and friendships or issues surrounding anxiety, coping with important life changes. In adverse situations, it may come with overwhelming obstacles and the feeling of being misunderstood by others. These circumstances require my analytical approach and empathy to let clients feel more at ease and accepted.
(347) 846-2188 View (347) 846-2188
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Kimberly Vasallo
LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11105
Kimberly Vasallo, LMHC (she/her) is committed to providing therapy where all parts of your identity are seen, accepted, and able to blossom into your most authentic self. Kimberly has over a decade of experience working with both individuals and couples. As a couples therapist, she will help you and your partner(s) understand each other on an intimate level, allowing you to take hold of the negative cycles that keep you from a deeper connection. Kimberly works with relationships of all kinds - monogamous, open, queer, straight, friendships, colleagues, families, or your relationship with yourself in individual therapy.
Kimberly Vasallo, LMHC (she/her) is committed to providing therapy where all parts of your identity are seen, accepted, and able to blossom into your most authentic self. Kimberly has over a decade of experience working with both individuals and couples. As a couples therapist, she will help you and your partner(s) understand each other on an intimate level, allowing you to take hold of the negative cycles that keep you from a deeper connection. Kimberly works with relationships of all kinds - monogamous, open, queer, straight, friendships, colleagues, families, or your relationship with yourself in individual therapy.
(929) 732-6857 View (929) 732-6857
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Jennifer Almonte
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11102  (Online Only)
Does it feel like your life is controlled by your anxiety, low self-esteem, or lack of energy? And are you sick of it? At some point, we all hit a wall and realize the life we’re living isn’t what it’s all about. We get one shot at it, and it’s meant to be filled with joy, passion, and purpose. I work with people who are ready and motivated to get better. I’m a real person, open and accepting of the full and real you. I know adulting is hard, and I help people get free from their past so they can develop the skills to feel confident in the present.
Does it feel like your life is controlled by your anxiety, low self-esteem, or lack of energy? And are you sick of it? At some point, we all hit a wall and realize the life we’re living isn’t what it’s all about. We get one shot at it, and it’s meant to be filled with joy, passion, and purpose. I work with people who are ready and motivated to get better. I’m a real person, open and accepting of the full and real you. I know adulting is hard, and I help people get free from their past so they can develop the skills to feel confident in the present.
(929) 552-6458 View (929) 552-6458
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Malka Belgrod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
Hi! How are you feeling today? Is something impacting your daily life and functioning? Are you struggling at work, in your relationships, or in other aspects of your life? Is there something you want to change but need help getting started? Is there something you've struggled with for a long time and need to find a new approach? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? I'm here to help you through it all! I received a Master's in Social Work as well as a post graduate Certificate in Trauma Studies from Adelphi University and utilize different modalities such as CBT, DBT, and The Gottman Method for couples counseling.
Hi! How are you feeling today? Is something impacting your daily life and functioning? Are you struggling at work, in your relationships, or in other aspects of your life? Is there something you want to change but need help getting started? Is there something you've struggled with for a long time and need to find a new approach? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? I'm here to help you through it all! I received a Master's in Social Work as well as a post graduate Certificate in Trauma Studies from Adelphi University and utilize different modalities such as CBT, DBT, and The Gottman Method for couples counseling.
(718) 550-3854 View (718) 550-3854
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Tanzina Sakir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11102
I encourage you to get comfortable with discomfort by building resilience together. I know that therapy can be both draining and uplifting. It requires you to open up in ways that can be painful but it's a process you don’t have to do alone. I will challenge you to restructure core beliefs and unlock hidden strengths. Together, we will navigate transitional moments in life, such as relationship conflicts, career issues, and complex family dynamics.
I encourage you to get comfortable with discomfort by building resilience together. I know that therapy can be both draining and uplifting. It requires you to open up in ways that can be painful but it's a process you don’t have to do alone. I will challenge you to restructure core beliefs and unlock hidden strengths. Together, we will navigate transitional moments in life, such as relationship conflicts, career issues, and complex family dynamics.
(718) 957-8140 View (718) 957-8140
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Psychotherapy & Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106
The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Our director, Zoia Sizgoric, LCSW, has over 20 years experience in helping others just like you reach their goals. We focus on your strengths and offer support and guidance to help you overcome difficult times in your life. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety/phobias, trauma, domestic violence, ADHD, behavioral problems, anger management, eating disorders, difficulties at work, and marital or family problems. We also make referrals to community psychiatrists as needed.
The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Our director, Zoia Sizgoric, LCSW, has over 20 years experience in helping others just like you reach their goals. We focus on your strengths and offer support and guidance to help you overcome difficult times in your life. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety/phobias, trauma, domestic violence, ADHD, behavioral problems, anger management, eating disorders, difficulties at work, and marital or family problems. We also make referrals to community psychiatrists as needed.
(718) 831-6131 View (718) 831-6131
Emotionally Focused Therapists

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.