As a therapist, my goal is to help create a space where folks feel safe to begin their emotional healing journey. Everybody's experience is different due to multiple factors and so our sessions will be tailored to address your specific needs. I will collaborate with you to develop your own individualized therapy to address current life stressors, trauma history, depression and anxiety related symptoms, life changes and transitions, among others.
Struggling to find your way in personal relationships or professional settings? Questioning where you want life to take you? Running into the same walls? Speaking with a therapist could provide a fresh perspective. Therapy can help you change the way you think and feel about your relationships and life; it can improve the way you manage difficult situations. I am an experienced, licensed professional. I take a collaborative approach. My training and expertise can help us understand and deal with a broad range of concerns including your relationships, loneliness, fears and anxieties, guilt and regrets, depression, bipolar and eating disorders.
For over 20 years, I have counseled individuals, couples and families on relationships, career, health and life transitions. Licensed in New York and California, I am a psychotherapist, coach and consultant, providing exclusively virtual therapy. Currently, I see primarily adults seeking individual therapy. I am a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work and Ackerman Institute for the Family. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR. My areas of specialty are in health psychology, well being, relationships, families, life/career transitions, self esteem and performance.
I work with anyone looking for relief of symptoms around depression, anxiety, and trauma. My clients and I work together to create a comprehensive plan of action towards wellbeing through tools found in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, EMDR, and creative expression.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with my “R” Privilege. I graduated from Binghamton University’s Master of Social Work Program in 2006 and have been providing Clinical Social Work services to children, adolescents, and adults since 2007. I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and feel that building a strong, trusting relationship is the foundation for successful treatment. I will provide a warm, genuine, and understanding environment with a focus on listening to your needs and to what you would like to gain from therapy.
At times you may be experiencing low levels of motivation, feeling stuck, or finding it hard to deal with life's pressures/responsibilities. I am here to support you on your journey to getting back your energy and being in-tune with yourself to take on each day! My extensive experience includes treating individuals dealing with: anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD, and several other issues. I have worked with several populations including individuals with developmental disabilities, human trafficking victims, LGBTQ+, and the eldery.
Inner conflicts regarding work, sexuality, or relationship dynamics can sometimes result in us feeling stuck, frustrated, or overwhelmed. Suffering in these ways can lead to feeling isolated, unmotivated, or anxious, lacking or even overwhelmed with energy, and above all, at a loss as to the root causes of these distressing feelings. Through talk therapy, we can work together to facilitate a creative understanding of your thought and emotional patterns that inhibit you or cause you pain.
Are you worried that your child's mental health is interfering with their ability to enjoy things, their ability to make and maintain friendships, their feelings of confidence and self-esteem, and their overall state of well-being? You are not alone. My goal as a child and adolescent therapist is to help my clients identify and focus on their strengths while developing strategies to address areas of concern. I will work with you to achieve an understanding of what needs to be addressed- whether it is improving self esteem, coping or social skills, or addressing trauma, I will help you understand and be involved in your child's plan.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Or even worse, UNDER-whelmed? I would love to assist you in finding a brighter path forward! Whether it's anxiety, depression, or overcoming a learning disability/cognitive deficit, you can overcome it. We all have self-doubt and I have many tools to assist in a better tomorrow. If you are tired of being tired, please reach out as I can foster your internal journey to find the best YOU!
I am a clinical psychologist working with adults, adolescents and children, dedicated to helping people develop and maintain healthy, fulfilling lives and relationships. I have helped people struggling with depression, anxiety, creative blocks, relationship problems, LGBTQ issues, grief, and trauma of all kinds. I have also ushered people through challenges related to biculturalism, immigration and acculturation. I am sensitive to the influence culture, class, race, spirituality, gender and sexuality have in shaping our experience. My practice is informed by extensive training in trauma, attachment and psychodynamic theories and a deep belief in the healing capacity of the therapeutic relationship.
I help people that are struggling find happiness. My job is to make my job obsolete. I give my clients the tools necessary to help them reach their goals, to heal from trauma, deal with pain, beat their depression and fix their relationships. I don't sell the 50 minutes a week that most therapists give you, I'm selling a practiced life. It's not just about the time we spend in the office together, it's also about the time between sessions. I have found that working this way moves the process of therapy forward and catalyzes healing.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons, often when they recognize something is preventing them from leading a more fulfilled life and feel stuck. Whether you are experiencing issues within your relationships, emotional distress, processing a trauma, questioning your self-worth and/or identity, in the midst of a life change, or needing strategies for coping with something specific, you are welcome.
Our practice provides support to people with a variety of concerns, including: depression, anxiety, stress, life changes, ADHD, relationship problems, family conflict, parenting support, trauma/ PTSD, anger management, grief/ bereavement, and bullying.
Lenna is an international award-winning artist, art psychotherapist, licensed mental health counselor, and yoga teacher. Through an integrative holistic approach she works with clients to balance and awaken their internal healing capacity and live with greater meaning, connection, and happiness. Offering mindfulness-based art and yoga therapy in addition to CBT, DBT, and IFS, Lenna provides a space of safety, acceptance, creativity, and healing. Lenna has a range of experience working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, burnout and stress, spirituality, and life transitions. Lenna currently offers virtual therapy services.
Not accepting new currents at this time. My work is driven by the strong personal and professional belief in our capacity for inner strength and resilience. People can grow and transcend most any wound with the right support from others. Every person has the ability to heal, make connections, and deserves healthy relationships. While the benefits of counseling can last for years, it shouldn't take years before experiencing the benefits. By using evidence based practices, significant change can happen rather quickly, in weeks and months.
I am a Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist working in the Mental Health field. My extensive professional background includes working with children, adults and families who may be experiencing anxiety or depression. I am familiar with helping clients deal with behavioral issues and trauma such as divorce, death, illness, or an accident.
We often underestimate the effect our past experiences have on our personality development, self-image, and relationship patterns. Together, we will bridge gaps between the past and present, and identify the patterns of behavior, coping, and interpersonal functioning that are no longer adaptive. My approach to therapy is non-judgmental, empathic, and candid with humoristic relief. I firmly believe that if therapy isn't challenging you, it isn't changing you. Our collaborative relationship is a supportive foundation to safely explore uncomfortable thoughts and feelings and promote a greater understanding of self and others.
Clients come to me with concerns, including anxiety, depression, family conflict, and struggles with intimacy. They feel stuck, angry with those around them, or caught in destructive patterns of behavior, yet they cannot seem to understand why. The relationship we build during treatment is a powerful tool to address these patterns that you feel unable to escape. Psychotherapy provides you space to safely explore these issues and work towards changing the patterns. I help my clients develop an appreciation for their life and work. Together we will explore the uncomfortable feelings and behaviors that prevent inner fulfillment, pursuit of goals, and overall life satisfaction.
Do you feel undeserving of your best life? Or carry a burden of shame from abuse as a child, and need help learning to love yourself? Therapy provides a healing path, and I will walk it with you. As kids we learn reading and math yet not how to handle troubling feelings of fear, sadness, anger, and shame. Psychotherapy teaches you how to love yourself. Relief comes as you drop harsh self-judgments that block moving from where you are now to where you want to be. You learn to discriminate between destructive self-criticism and positive self-correction.
I aim to provide a warm and supportive space for therapy that facilitates vulnerability, insight and growth. I give great importance the therapeutic relationship and see therapy as a joint process where we work together to develop insights into patterns and make discoveries that assist in both change and self-acceptance. My approach is rooted in psychodynamic theory, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based methodologies with a person-centered approach. I collaborate with my clients to foster self-awareness and work towards treatment goals in a personal and integrative way.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in East Village, New York 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 East Village, New York 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.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in East Village, New York, or Child Psychologists in East Village, New York.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like East Village, New York psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in East Village, New York specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.