Our experiences in life can at times be confusing and painful, yet they do not need to define or limit us in who we wish to be. As a trauma-focused and person-centered clinically licensed therapist, I work with you to help you heal from your past and create the life you want to live. Each and every one of us are intended to live our lives with purpose, passion and meaning. While our individual pasts may have led us to today, we can freely decide our tomorrow.
Whether you’re having difficulty becoming a parent, adjusting to motherhood or noticing your child is struggling in their first few years of life, you don’t have to navigate these difficult issues alone. From conception through early childhood, I specialize in the relationship between parents and their children. I help my clients navigate significant life transitions and manage stress and anxiety.
I work with individuals in a supportive and creative environment to open dialogue and explore life's challenges. The opportunity to engage in verbal or non-verbal expression can support to reframe the past, their thoughts, emotions, life patterns, and to discover a deeper awareness of themselves.
Feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed? I’m here to listen. I believe that therapy should be accessible for all who seek support and guidance. In my practice, I strive to create a nurturing and safe environment where my clients feel empowered to make positive changes in their lives. I am passionate about helping clients find more effective ways to cope with grief, loss, anxiety, depression and other stressors so that they can find a sense of hope, joy, and contentment.
Many of the clients I work with suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships issues. I prefer using different evidence based techniques, depending on what the particular need of the client is. I work with a lot of children, adolescents, and young adults utilizing play therapy, art therapy, and career counseling. I also work with a lot of adults, taking a holistic approach to enhance ones social & emotional well-being; which combine to support the individual as a whole. I believe that when we focus on an individual as a full person, and not just a sum of their parts, we can reach them on every level.
My practice provides a holding environment. A place where one can feel safe to explore. At the moment New York residents are experiencing something new and overwhelming. New Yorkers are under stress and in isolation. Worries about economic hardship and health are prevalent in the population. I would like to create a space where these thoughts and feelings can be heard.
You are taking an important step towards shaping your life. In a safe and confidential environment, you will be able to take an active role in deepening your self-awareness and self-understanding. Through meaningful therapeutic interactions, you can begin to re-envision your self purpose. Immerse yourself in therapy that is focused on you and infused with creativity, humor, and non-judgement. You may find that by working together, you are able to achieve new insights, learn new skills, and attain a deeper sense of wellness.
I work with teen girls, 16 and older and young women who are navigating life or career transitions while also managing thoughts and emotions that can be overwhelming. I help my clients to improve their self-esteem, stop the negative self-talk and become more confident in reaching their goals by creating a compassionate and supportive space. We focus on finding new healthy ways to break out of old patterns and behaviors that only make things more complicated not better.
How does one function in today’s world without feeling that something is missing? Our societal norms by default makes us question our self worth, self esteem, and overall life satisfaction. If this statement resonates with you, it may be time for you to start the work needed to transform yourself from existing to living. If you are feeling empty inside we will help you fill the void so you can start living your best life.
I want to personally acknowledge the courage, intentionality, and investment you have placed in yourself in deciding to seek support in the form of counseling/therapy. You are not here by accident; you are purposed for so much more beyond what you may see and what you have experienced. My goal is to create a brave and nonjudgmental space where you are able to explore, process, and reflect on your innermost self in an authentic way. An unknown author once stated in a poem that “We are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat.” Each person has unique challenges, life experiences, perceptions and narratives.
My work and approach is to help guide my clients in understanding their difficulties in life so that they may feel empowered to make positive, long lasting changes for the future. I am a licensed mental health counselor with clinical experience treating a wide variety of mental health issues. I take a new-age dynamic approach that is tailored to each of my client's individual needs.
My practice offers a warm, safe and supportive place to work on your stuck points and ways to enhance and transform your life. Together, through the process of therapy we can unpack not only past negative experiences and/or behaviors, but also focus on how they impact you in the here and now; and most importantly identify strengths and patterns that we can examine and retool.
As an Asian female therapist, I approach my work using a cross-cultural, and social justice lens. With prior experience of working with Asian and African American clients, I am capable of addressing culturally sensitive issues with humility. My speciality lies in treating trauma, anxiety and depression and assisting in emotion management.
Need a space to care for yourself and tend to your own needs? I welcome you. Healing through therapy, although sometimes stigmatized, is an experience that most of us need in the current world. Our lives have been disrupted by social distancing and unexpected changes, which intensifies our stress, anxiety and loneliness. There is no better time to connect. Partnering with me, you can create a space where you feel comfortable connecting with your tender parts, discovering your strength, and most importantly, being your genuine self with no apology. That’s my experience as a client of therapy, and also what you will receive from me.
It's so hard putting out a perfect image especially when you stress yourself all of the time. It looks like you have it all together. You went to college, excel at work, and have friends. But you feel so alone. Inside you are battling with some hard shit but they don't notice. You are the one that they come to for help and it's so easy helping them sort through their lives and giving advice. You are so tired of helping others and wish that someone would just notice you. But you keep being the rock because there is a little tiny voice that fears the phone calls would stop. After all, will they be there if they know the real you?
Is SHORT TERM therapy right for you? Feeling stressed? Anxious? Losing sleep? Is worry keeping you awake at night? Whatever it is that’s stopping you from feeling your best, therapy can help. Living with stress can cause real problems that affect our physical and mental health. It can trigger anxiety and depression, social problems, low self-esteem, and self doubt. I have over 10 years of experience helping my clients reduce stress, manage anxiety, panic, and OCD symptoms, feel better about themselves, and see a path to improved happiness and wellbeing. There's no point in suffering on you own, when there's another way.
***At this time I am unable to take on new client. If you would like to be added to my wait list please email me your contact information*** There might be relationships in your past that pull at you and keep you from living the life you want to lead. Being in this place can feel like quicksand and make it impossible to move out of. Although you may want to reach out, you still might not be sure if therapy is right for you, that's okay. We can work together to figure out how to get you out of that quicksand and feeling like you are back on solid ground.
I believe in a genuine partnership between a therapist and client and aim to create a safe space full of empathy and curiosity. I find myself drawn to helping people find the tools to more successfully communicate with those they hold dear. There are many unique facets to our individual lives, and each piece has helped to create the person, people, and family that surrounds us today. Approaching therapy with a Marriage and Family Therapy background simply means that I view each individual as part of a whole system, with many influences at play. Family, chosen relationships, and society all affect the choices we make.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Biannis, Arias, LMSW
Hey, I’m Biannis Arias. A Licensed Master of Social Work, based in New York City. Seeking help is a unique strength. Millions of people work with therapists to become better versions of themselves. I’ve worked with men, women, and children of all ages, races, and backgrounds. Everybody’s goals are different, but 1 thing is true: we want to improve. My approach is open, honest, and direct to help you make sense out of life’s challenges. As a WOC, I experience many of the same situations you may. I’m a culturally attuned advocate for well-being and personal accountability.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Long Island City are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Long Island City then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
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