Maybe there's been a sudden change in your life. Maybe you've been struggling with the same issues for years. Or just maybe it's just a vague dissatisfaction that you feel. Many say I'm easy to talk to and tend to feel better after the very first session. I believe you may feel the same way. People tend to seek me out during times of transition, when feeling increasingly anxious or depressed, and when they no longer feel satisfied or in control of their lives. Let's uncover your inner strengths and increase your confidence as we talk, reflect & even laugh. "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." Carl Jung
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked for over 25 years with adults, couples, children and adolescents.I am a warm and caring professional who has continued with further post graduate training. I provide caring individual, couple and family psychotherapy services.Please feel free to contact me to discuss how we may work together for you, to achieve your life goals.Sliding scale and out of network are available.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Are you feeling sad,anxious, angry, guilty? Do you have relationship problems? Does it seem as though your life is in limbo? Past hurts, experiences, loss, childhood trauma can affect your current day life. I can help you with these issues. In a warm, safe, compassionate setting we can explore these issues together. We can identify conflicts and patterns of behavior that get in your way, work them through, and resolve them. The first step is for you to call me.
Life can be hard but it can also be beautiful. I utilize a compassionate and integrative approach. I seek to help clients uncover their true potential and generate positive change in their lives. I am a believer in the power of our thoughts and that our environment, as well as our experiences, greatly impact our lives. I assist clients in healing by helping guide them in understanding what holds them back and through the process of navigating the path forward. My hope is that through building new skills and gaining useful insight on yourself, you can achieve what you desire in life and heal from both current and past struggles.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, work- related difficulties, relationship or family problems, or dealing with loss, I can help you. My office is a safe, comfortable place to talk and learn about yourself.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CCTP, CGCS
You feel a knot in your stomach, worried about every choice you make. When you think about your loved one who passed, you feel your heart breaking in your chest. After many years as part of a “we”, the new adjective of "single” is way more painful to hear than anticipated. Just a handful of weeks ago, you were a college student, and now you find yourself in the real world, with new, scary, adult responsibilities. You have swapped your tried and true professional skillset for your "doing your best" parental responsibilities as a new, stay at home parent. While change is challenging and painful, you want to be able to endure it.
Is your child struggling, anxious or depressed? Today's adolescents, as well as middle and elementary school age children are under a great deal of stress, whether it is social, academic, familial, or a combination of all these factors. In this complex world, children often have difficulty navigating their environment. This may cause children to act out in inappropriate ways. For the past 30 years, I have helped numerous children to reach their full potential. Approximately 40% of my practice are children and adolescents; I also treat adults of all ages, including geriatric patients.
I am here to offer you/your child compassionate, non-judgmental, and no nonsense support. Be it anxiety, depression, gender identity issues or PTSD, I meet clients where they are so that they may reach their most desired self. I bring over 10 year of experience working with youth and adults of all ages. I also work with youth who are school hesitant, agoraphobic, or other behaviors inhibiting students to thrive in the traditional school environment.
My name is Karina and I am a first generation immigrant from Ukraine. By the age of 12 I lived in Ukraine, Israel and finally settled down in the United States. My immediate passion for mental health began with my own childhood traumas. My curiousity led me to question how people react to trauma, crisis and how differently people process their stories. Throughout my young and adult life the strongest force that led me has been my family, my parents. This is what drew me to Marriage and Family Therapy.
Life is unpredictable and can feel difficult to manage. It can feel like there is nobody to confide in resulting in feeling completely alone as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel. We all have a story to tell and our story is what makes us unique, but it does not define who we are. No matter what our story is there is always an opportunity to achieve the life we envision for ourselves. Therapy can help to provide the comfort, reassurance, and support to grow in the ways that we desire. Together we will work through challenges you’re facing by learning how to deal with these obstacles while exploring your true self.
I will be your guide in helping you to gain the balance, insight, coping skills and confidence necessary for your path towards emotional well being. Life presents us with many challenges, but you don't have to go through it alone. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with a particular situation, or decision that you are facing. Whether you are struggling with a relationship, job, or coping with a stressful life event, my counseling will provide support, guidance, and clarity. For the past 15 years, I have enjoyed providing therapy to adolescents, adults, and families.
There are many moments in life where we find ourselves struggling to cope with our current situation. Whether it be a job loss, difficulties in our personal relationships or even grief, we can become overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings that we feel ill equipped to handle. Sometimes by talking things through out loud, you begin to see new perspectives or details that you may not have realized in the moment. In therapy you will be able to work through these feelings to gain insight into the source as well as how to identify recurring patterns and themes in your life.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, marriag, couples, family, therapi
Within a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental environment I will collaboratively work with you to identify your needs and goals. With compassion, empathy and care for all who find themselves in need, I strive to provide the best help possible based on current research. I will journey with you as you forge new paths in your life, within your relationships. Whether you are experiencing feelings of despair, loneliness, a sense of disconnect or you have a history of significant loss, trauma, unsatisfying relationships; Intimacy issues, life long feelings of sadness, of not fitting in, belonging, unable to experience true joy,I'm here.
While life alone can be chaotic, it doesn't make it any easier if you're having difficulties in your personal relationships too. This can lead to negative thoughts, depression & anxiety. Are you feeling unhappy in your relationship? Feeling disconnected from your partner, or there was an affair, maybe communication is difficult. Looking to reconnect, improve communication, resolve, or add a newness & freshness to the relationship? Know that it is possible. Time to feel good again & get rid of the heaviness of an unhappy & unhealthy relationship. Time to create a new you & a new relationship! Life will feel so much better!
I'm in practice over 30 years, providing treatment for children, teens and adults. My specialties are depression and trauma. I use an insight-oriented approach to reduce symptoms and support well-being. My award-winning books on depression highlight my expertise in this area - and I bring a personal knowledge of mood disorders to my work. In addition to my practice, I'm a senior adjunct professor at Adelphi University and a go-to media expert on psychological issues. I also write for Psychology Today and am an editorial board member at MedPage Today. I look forward to helping you find better health, ease and greater meaning in life.
By looking at this profile, you have taken the first step in seeking therapy which may prove to be a life changer. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I work with children, adolescents and adults to help them make better life choices, to improve their relationships and to lead a happier and less stressful life.
Do you feel like no one could possibly understand you? That your life experiences have either changed your view on life or never let you become who you wanted to be? Trauma can lead to feelings of numbness one minute and anxiety the next. It can have you feeling like your fighting off waves of emotions. One minute your tredding water just to get by, the next you’re overcome by the waves and you can’t breathe. I can guide you through these ups and downs. Together we can build a therapy plan to meet your needs so you can have that life that you’ve envisioned.
We all yearn to feel understood, validated and accepted; to find balance in thought, feeling and action. Often we can feel stuck in an emotional state (i.e. sadness, depression, anxiety, fear, etc.), a particular situation or a toxic relationship with ourselves or others. Psychotherapy can bring about personal transformation, help us better understand ourselves and process life's turbulence as well as it's gifts. With insight, compassion and a little bit of humor we will work to incorporate emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of self in order to help you access your strengths and intuition to become your most authentic self.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in many areas including: anxiety disorders, depression, alcohol/substance abuse disorders, addiction, relationship concerns, and self-esteem issues. I am well versed in technology and games to facilitate in understanding and managing this ever-changing world.
People are occasionally presented with circumstances that tax their ability to effectively cope with life's challenges. A central aspect to helping my clients is my belief in the unique qualities and strengths of each person. In a warm and empathic environment these core strengths can be drawn out, amplified and enlisted to solve their problems and meet life challenges. The goal is to help people enhance understanding and develop new skills that create a sense of competence, balance and well being. This process provides the foundation for personal growth and positive change in one's life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Smithtown 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 Smithtown 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 Smithtown, or Child Psychologists in Smithtown.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Smithtown 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 Smithtown 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.