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The Benefit of Talking to Someone

There’s a cheesy quote I like to share with my clients: The opposite of depression is expression. When we keep things bottled up inside of us, they tend to fester, and we eventually have a big emotional outburst that may feel out of our control. Talking and communicating how you feel can be a helpful way to alleviate feeling sad or stressed.

Oftentimes, when we lay things down on paper or share them with someone other than our internal dialogue, we feel a release. Talking to others can help normalize your experience, and create dialogue surrounding how to best receive support.

When the topic of starting therapy emerges, you may question, well why would I talk to a stranger about my issues when I could just talk to my partner, a friend, or a family member? While it is true that your loved ones can serve as vital supporters, you could occasionally encounter some roadblocks:

  • they may struggle to be objective.
  • they may have their own issues that they are working through, and may not have the full capacity to support you.
  • what you’re experiencing could go beyond their scope of expertise.

That’s why talking to a professional therapist could help alleviate your symptoms, and could take some pressure off of your relationships.

Whether you’re talking to a friend, a loved one, or a trained specialist, talking is a good antidote to feeling overwhelmed. You are not alone in your struggles, and others would love to be of support to you as you navigate difficult moments!

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Myth Busting- Common Misconceptions about Online Therapy

Since the pandemic, mental health services have become even more accessible through the wider use of virtual therapy. But many people have misconceptions about online therapy. Let’s go through these myths one by one and address some of the questions you may have about receiving therapy online.

1. Myth: Insurance will not cover virtual therapy.

Whereas this may have been true in the past, today most insurance providers cover virtual therapy. Always confirm with your insurance provider. The cost of in-person therapy is the same as the cost of virtual therapy.

Learn more about using insurance to pay for therapy by watching this quick video.

2. Myth: Virtual therapy is less effective than in-person therapy.

Although attending therapy virtually vs. in-person provides a different experience, the quality and effectiveness is not compromised. You will still be meeting with a highly trained and experienced psychotherapist. You are the same person receiving the therapy, and the therapist is the same person providing the therapy; thus your experience will not be diminished.

3. Myth: My confidentiality will not be protected through online therapy.

While it is true that a therapy office can provide a unique amount of confidentiality, most therapists use secure networks and platforms to meet their clients virtually, where your privacy and anonymity will be 100% protected, and your private information will be kept hidden. Additionally, most therapists have designated private work spaces in their homes and take extra measures to ensure that privacy is kept.

4. Myth: Online Therapy is only for minor issues, and would not apply to higher risk clients.

This is not always true. Many of the clients that we see virtually can be higher risk or experiencing suicidal ideation, or may self-harm. Extra measures will be taken to keep the client safe and protected. Those measures include creating and following a safety plan, treatment coordination with other providers (i.e. psychiatrist, physician), and frequent follow-ups and check-ins. If what you are presenting with is more appropriate for in-person sessions the therapist will communicate that and help connect you with resources.

5. Myth: I won’t be able to connect with my online therapist the same way I would be able to connect in-person.

This is an understandable concern, as therapy is extremely relational and functions off of the basis that you will form a deep connection with your therapist. That relationship is still possible virtually. Your therapist will show up as present, connected, and caring– regardless of the medium. The pandemic has proven to us that one can still experience the power and benefit of therapy from the comfort of their home.

Interested in exploring virtual therapy? Contact us today for a free consultation.

Want to learn more about teletherapy? Read our blog, “Teletherapy: Common Questions Answered“.

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Achieving Mental Wellness: Easy Steps To Improve Your Mental Health

Working on your mental wellbeing can sometimes feel like one more thing added to your to-do list. However simple actions can go a long way toward your wellness. Here are five simple steps you can take to improve your mental health:

  • Physical activity and movement: Our bodies release energy and emotions when we move them; when we do so they release feel good hormones like dopamine and serotonin. Our body also has the capacity to store trauma, grief, anxiety, sadness, and other negative emotions- and thus movement can be a positive way to release those emotions. Physical activity can range from going on a walk, to exercising, to yoga, or even a solo dance party.
  • Journaling: Writing our thoughts down, processing our feelings on paper, and unpacking complex emotions can prove to be very helpful. Journaling can range from an in-depth exploration of our inner world, to stream of consciousness, or even gratitude journaling. A journal that has helped me stay grateful is The Five Minute Journal by Intelligent Change
  • Mindfulness and Meditation: You can follow guided meditations found online, or you can just connect to your breath. Mindfulness doesn’t need to be anything fancy, it can literally just mean focusing in on what you’re doing and giving it your undivided attention. An example can include a mindful walk where you are focusing on all the scents, sounds, and sensations that naturally arise.
  • Routine: Creating a daily and weekly routine is necessary for positive mental health outcomes. This can include sleeping and waking up at the same time everyday, getting in 8 hours of sleep, eating 3 balanced meals, moving your body, and other repetitive habits that can bring joy, calm, and groundedness. 
    {Link to Olivia’s interview about “daily rituals that help us remain mindful”}
  • Social connection: We humans are social beings and are wired for connection. Connecting with others in authentic and genuine ways can increase joy and happiness, and feelings of fulfillment.  

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The Connection Between The Therapeutic Alliance and Effectiveness of Therapy

As it turns out, the strength of the therapeutic alliance is indicative of the effectiveness of the clinical work.

“In my early professional years, I was asking the question, How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” –Carl R. Rogers

As a therapist, you’re probably reading this crawling out of your seat, eager to fill in the blanks of what’s to come (who doesn’t love to discuss the power of the therapeutic relationship?) As a ‘veteran therapy patient’ with good therapist experiences, you’ll likely be nodding along as you go. And for a person who is curious about this whole therapy business, you may be wondering what the heck is so ‘sacred’ about this therapist-patient relationship?

If you’re in the world of therapy (in any capacity), it’s likely you have heard a thing or two about the therapeutic relationship, also referred to as the ‘therapeutic alliance’. A strong therapeutic alliance refers to the professional, boundaried and trusting relationship established between therapist and patient that serves as a ‘container’ for the therapeutic work. It includes the fundamental elements of clarity, collaboration, caring, respect, and mutual understanding of goals and processes.

Ask any therapist about the importance of this relationship and you’re bound to hear a mouthful (make sure to have some time on your hands). Many of us believe, myself included, that the strength of the therapeutic alliance is indicative of the effectiveness of the clinical work. In fact, research from the American Psychological Association (APA) Evidence-Based Relationships and Responsiveness Task Force shows “Better relationships with patients lead to better outcomes.” This article aims to demystify what the therapeutic relationship can actually mean for the therapeutic process.

In it’s 16 meta-analyses on elements of the therapeutic relationship, the APA task force concluded the following summary: 

  1. Agreeing upon goals, getting patient feedback and ability to effectively navigate and repair ruptures in the relationship are as vital to positive outcomes as treatment approach.
  2. A good relationship allows the patient to connect with, commit to and thus, get the most results from therapy.
  3. A strong therapy relationship allows the therapist to better attune to the clients needs and motivations, translating to the effectiveness of the approach.

Studies have indicated that the therapeutic alliance may be therapeutic to some degree in and of itself, regardless of further interventions. Therapy takes place first and foremost within the context of a relationship. Similarly, many of the issues that bring patients through the door happen within the context of the relationships in their lives. In this way, we are conditioning toward creating the possibility of a ‘safe’ relationship forming from the first moment of contact, which ultimately ideally translates to the patient recognizing that safe relationships are in fact, possible for them. “A solid therapeutic relationship teaches clients that they can continue to stay close to those they are vulnerable with. It makes outcomes more long lasting, and increases their nervous system’s awareness and tolerance for the discomfort that growth brings. It eventually may alert their nervous system to the difference between an unsafe situation versus one that is safe”, says Eden Below, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor at Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness P.C.

In my training, I was taught that the quality of the therapy begins and ends with the quality of the therapeutic alliance. Without it, there would be no foundation for the rest of the work to rely upon. This has only become more evident in my work with patients throughout my career, in all cases, but particularly in working with patients with sensitive issues such as trauma histories. Many individuals who enter the counseling door have come across great reason in their lives to feel as though they cannot fully trust others. Thus, the trust part of the relationship is the greatest responsibility and privilege a therapist can have. It is this same part that requires the therapist to bring their humanness into the room via genuine empathy and responsiveness. A therapist who effectively prioritizes the therapeutic alliance in their approach will also have the ability to professionally speak to dynamics unfolding between therapist and client, ability to lead in repairing conflict, as well as one that holds firm to boundaries for expectation management purposes (such as reliability and clarity, which sets the stage for consistent therapy work to unfold).

Checking in with other mental health experts and colleagues, I gathered some of their insights on the matter as well:

“As humans, we are wired to to connect to others for survival. When we feel securely attached to others, it provides the safety and groundwork for one to engage in deeper intimate relationships, reducing isolation and loneliness. The therapeutic relationship models secure attachment, creating a safe environment, allowing vulnerability, corrective emotional experiences and healthy boundaries, resulting in deeper work and collaborative healing.” – Tamar Tenenbaum, LMSW

“When a good therapeutic relationship is established in therapy it allows room for the client to openly discuss sensitive topics in a safe, sound and non-judgmental space. It encourages the client to be honest and truthful as they feel seen and understood. The client is then receptive to explore, gain awareness, process and heal from past traumas. This ultimately, leaves the client feeling empowered and open to change.” – Dianna Calderon-Triminio, LMHC

“When genuine human connection is formed in the therapeutic space, clients can feel safer to tap into their own vulnerability, take risks, and show up for themselves both within and between sessions in a way they might not otherwise learn to do.” – Ava Pollack, MA, LCMHC

As a client, one way to be proactive on your hunt for good therapy is considering fit. “Many people outside of the therapy “world” don’t realize how important fit between therapist and client is; as it is fit that creates the most meaningful and effective change. Finding a good fit takes time, effort and patience. If you feel like your therapist isn’t a good fit for you, it’s okay to try again with a different therapist. A good “fit” therapist should help you feel comfortable and instill hope in creating impactful change, and it is this hope that can also lead to healing. Before an initial phone consultation or intake, think about what’s important to you” says Dr. Debleena Das, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She suggests asking yourself what your needs are in a therapy relationship, whether that be similar identifying factors and/or a willingness to understand and seek clarification if they are unfamiliar with an aspect of your identity, for examples.

Another way as a client one can engage meaningfully in creating a positive working alliance with your therapist is to consider, at your comfort level, to offer feedback to them. Nathilee A. Caldeira, Clinical Psychologist, Founder and CEO of Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness, P.C. states, “If a client does not feel respected and understood by their therapist, it is important that this is discussed as early as possible, as failure to address this rupture in alliance can risk negative outcomes. Addressing such issues early on in therapy may strengthen the relationship, bond, and alliance between client and therapist thus leading to better outcomes in short-term as well as long-term therapy.” Truth is, we want to hear it: the good, bad and the ‘ugly.’ Our top priority is understanding what is in your best interest.

References:
Horvath, A. O. (2001). The alliance. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 38(4), 365–372. https://doi.org/10.1037/0033-3204.38.4.365

DeAngelis, T. (2019, November 1). Better relationships with patients lead to better outcomes. Monitor on Psychology50(10). https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/11/ce-corner-relationships

Martin, D. J., Garske, J. P., & Davis, M. K. (2000). Relation of the therapeutic alliance with outcome and other variables: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68(3), 438–450. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.68.3.438

Originally published on ThriveGlobal.

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5 Major Challenges of Job and Career Transitions

Layoffs. A tumultuous job market. An uncertain economy. Regardless of how–there’s no doubt that many professionals have recently encountered challenges in their careers and work life. Perhaps, you’re re-entering the workforce after the pandemic forced you out for a few years. Or maybe, you’ve decided that in pursuit of better work-life integration, or you want a whole new career in a new field, or you might be navigating a hybrid, remote, or in-person work schedule. Whatever the reason, starting a new job or career transition comes with plenty of uncertainty and anxiety. 

What new or updated skills and technology will you have to learn? How do you deal with having to accept a lower salary than what you made previously? And what happens if after all the worry and change your new job ends up not being so secure after all? If any of these thoughts are keeping you up at night, you aren’t alone. Read on for a discussion on five of the most common challenges of job and career transitions and how to work through them. 

Learning New Skills and Starting Over

Even if you aren’t completely switching careers, keeping up with new skills upon return to the workforce comes with a learning curve. And if you are changing fields, chances are you’re starting from scratch–or at least with less experience than your previous career. In order to stop that overwhelming, stressed-out feeling in its tracks, keep in mind throughout life you never stop learning. No one, including your new employer, will expect you to be an instant expert. 

Financial Impacts

It used to be true that the more years of experience you had, the higher the salary you were likely to get paid. While that may be true in some fields, with the economy in a precarious place and an incredibly competitive job market, it isn’t always a guarantee. Your new job, or career field, might not pay the same as what you’d made previously, but remember why you’re making the change. Does it offer less stress? Does it give your more fulfillment? While money is important, there are some things it can’t buy. 

Rebuilding and Growing Your Network

One of your greatest assets when it comes to progressing and transitioning throughout your career is your network. Former managers, colleagues, and other professional connections can help ease the stress that comes with job changes. As time goes on, people come and go, and roles evolve, make sure your network evolves with it. Something as simple as an introduction can do wonders for your nerves and increase future prospects. 

Job Security

More and more, we see reports of people starting in new roles with new companies only to be laid off within a year or even a few months. Unfortunately, the same can also be said of employees with more established companies. To minimize their long-term risk, employers have been increasingly conservative with hiring and the level of staff they maintain. As unpleasant as the experience can be, remember that being laid off has nothing to do with you personally–it’s a business decision that affects you. To help ease the what-if anxiety, focus on what you can control–like building your network within that field and preparing financially, just in case. 

Change Can Be Unnerving

Change isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t guarantee a bad or difficult experience. If you’re feeling uneasy, anxious, or super stressed about the changes and challenges of job and career transitions, make space to process those feelings. Moderate levels of stress are normal, good even. It can be the momentum that propels you forward to meet challenges and try new things. But if you find it to be more paralyzing than positive, consider talking to someone about how you’re feeling. 

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Childhood Trauma: What to Know About Healing

Everyone has distinct memories from their childhood that stay with them all the way into adulthood. Maybe you clearly remember the first time you rode a bike. Or perhaps you can recall every detail of the day you graduated middle school. But what happens when those memories include trauma? 

Unfortunately, childhood trauma is a fairly regular occurrence. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than two-thirds of children report at least one traumatic event by the time they’re 16. But before diving into how childhood trauma shows up in your adult life, we have to understand what it is. 

Looking at childhood trauma through the lens of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) can paint a clearer picture of all the different ways people may have experienced a traumatic event(s). If you aren’t familiar with them, ACEs include commonly discussed experiences (or bearing witness to) of physical and/or emotional abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, and violence against a parent. But there are other experiences, like mental illness, substance abuse, or having a relative who has been sent to jail or prison, that can be equally impactful. 

How childhood trauma shows up

Whether it was a single, isolated event, or an ongoing circumstance from your childhood, unresolved trauma finds a way of following you into adulthood. Many parts of your personal and professional life can be impacted. 

Difficulty forming meaningful connections

If you learned from an early age you couldn’t rely on the people who were supposed to take care of you, it might be more comfortable to continue believing that as the rule and not the exception. This belief will stop you from forming meaningful connections in your life. Pushing people away and choosing to rely on yourself, and yourself alone, is just one example of unhealthy coping mechanism people use to feel safe, but actually does more harm than good. 

Low self-esteem, self-worth, and lack of self-compassion

Regardless of your family’s intention, failing to care for you and not protecting you the way they should have, sent the message that you weren’t worth doing those things. Or maybe you felt like these occurred because you did something wrong or didn’t do enough right. The reality is their behavior and choices weren’t your fault. Leading with self-compassion and reframing these negative, untrue thoughts about yourself will make a world of difference. 

Increased likelihood of depression and other mental health disorders

Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression can be symptoms of underlying unresolved, untreated childhood trauma. According to a Cleveland Clinic podcast, “Adults who experienced trauma as kids are much more susceptible to depression and mood disorders, as well as thoughts of suicide. They are also likely to abuse alcohol and other substances.”

See a professional

Acknowledging your trauma and recognizing your triggers are only pieces to the overall puzzle that is healing from childhood trauma. Working with a mental health professional to explore the circumstances and people who contributed to your experience is another essential piece. 

There is nothing shameful about getting help, and healing isn’t something you have to do alone. Therapists have a whole other set of tools and treatments to aid you on your healing journey. From cognitive processing therapy to EMDR, there are many different approaches to healing from childhood trauma–together with your therapist, you will decide the best treatment for you. 

No matter where you are in your life, it is never too early or too late to seek professional help. Understanding how your past shapes your current beliefs and reframing those beliefs to help you heal and feel more content with your life, is what everyone deserves–and nothing less. 

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Sources of Stress and Anxiety in the Modern World

In this day and age, it’s easy to get stressed out about one thing or another. Maybe you’re anxious about your finances, or perhaps you’re wondering if now is the right time to make that career change you’ve been putting off. Mix this in with the ever-growing mental health crisis, it can be stressful to even think about how to go about managing your anxiety. How will you pay for it? When can you make time to go therapy? What good will it actually do? 

Before we dive into how to deal with different sources of stress and anxiety in the modern world, it’s essential to understand what is triggering these feelings in the first place. From an increasingly tenuous economic climate to an uncertain job market, it’s no wonder that the stress and anxiety of our modern world can get fairly heavy. 

Economic concerns

With trouble in the banking and financial industries (that we haven’t seen since 2008), high inflation, and an overpriced housing market, concerns about the economy are undoubtedly contributing to our stress and anxiety. 

We worry if the savings we have are safe. We stress about how long it will take us to feel secure enough to invest in a home. And, of course, with a swift end coming to the Covid-era student loan pause, 3.75 million millennials (who owe between $20,000- $40,000 on average) have yet another payment to factor into their budgets. 

While there is a lot about these economic circumstances that we can’t control, there are ways to decrease this source of stress and anxiety. Get in touch with the places that you have a monthly payment with (think car loans, mortgages, medical bills, etc.) and ask about a deferment option or any hardship clauses available. 

Worries about work

Whether you were hoping to pursue a new career or are concerned about the continuous mass layoffs, job security is definitely something that might be keeping you up at night. 

But even if you’re planning on staying put at your current company, with the rise of working from home, it’s getting harder to navigate the expectations for when work stops and being at home starts. If you worry about finding the balance between your work life and home life, you aren’t the only one. 

There are several ways to help ease these stresses and anxieties. Start off by making sure there is clear communication with your manager and team at work. You might assume they have certain expectations that aren’t realistic for you (even though you work remotely), but that might now actually be the case. After clearing up the expectations, it’s time for you to set and enforce boundaries. For example, if you’re off of work at 5 pm and you’ve clarified that the expectation is to log off at that time, resist the urge to send just one more message or respond to one more email.

What can you do? 

Our modern world has made leaps and bounds in technology, healthcare, and the way we do life and business. But even better than that, in this day and age, society is accepting that mental health is health. 

Feeling stressed out and living with anxiety is a common experience, but that doesn’t mean you have to live the rest of your life that way. Focus on the things that are in your control, like making self-care a part of your daily routine or even seeking support from a therapist or mental health counselor.

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Gift of A Mindful Mother’s Day

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. It’s the question that family, friends, and society pose every May. What do moms really want for Mother’s Day? Depending on the mom you ask, or even when you ask them, the answer will vary. 

Breakfast in bed? Brunch with your family followed by visits with her mom and your mom? Flowers, handmade crafts, and a million pictures to memorialize how much you appreciate Mom on her special day? While all of these options might seem like the perfect fit (or at least what usually happens), is this really what moms want for Mother’s Day–more importantly, is it really what they need?

Even though it’s supposed to be a fun, enjoyable day with love, laughter, and relaxation, somehow, Mother’s Day still ends up being stressful. And if you’re a mom who has a complicated (or non-existent) relationship with your mom, or you’re a mother who has lost a child, the day can come with some very complex and overwhelming emotions.

Mindfulness

Feel all the feelings

If you’re dealing with hard emotions like grief, or are angry, or sad, allow yourself to acknowledge and sit with them. Pushing these feeling down or trying to ignore them isn’t a strategy that will serve you. So give yourself the time and space to process.

Give yourself grace

Part of that process might be having a good cry. Or it might mean taking some time to yourself just to breathe, and that’s okay. Don’t feel like you have to over-schdule the day, and instead focus on yourself. You aren’t letting anyone down by taking care of yourself and your emotional needs.

Self-Care

Taking care of yourself, allows you to be a better caretaker to those you love. On a day when it’s supposed to be all about you, make sure to do what brings you peace. Being a mom doesn’t mean that you only live and exist for your children and family. You’re still an individual person with emotional, mental, and physical needs of your own.  

Whether it’s journaling, walking, enjoying a bubble bath, or listening to your favorite playlist, engage in activities that leave you feeling content and relaxed. Practicing self-care on Mother’s Day is a great place to start, but it is an act of self-love you should add to your regularly scheduled program. 

So when the question is asked, what do moms really want for Mother’s Day, instead of assuming you know, just take the time to ask. Don’t only focus on things you can buy them or plans you can make for them, ask what they need to enhance their calm. If they choose to be surrounded by family at brunch, celebrate with them, but if they opt for some alone time to be mindful and engage in self-care, don’t take it personally– because this choice is equally valid too. 

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5 Ways to Build Meaningful Connections in Adulthood

People are social creatures. Of course, there are many times that we crave silence and quality alone time–the opportunity to disconnect. But overall, social interactions with our friends, family, work colleagues, and romantic partners are essential to our well-being, mental health outcomes, and growth.

In fact, a recent study from the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships cites, “In general, individuals who have more social interaction, engage in more vulnerable self-disclosure, and perceive greater responsiveness from others are less lonely and depressed,” Yes. Research supports that having meaningful connections supports your emotional and mental health.

So where do you go to create these meaningful connections? How do you find people to forge lasting bonds with? But most importantly, what can you do to build meaningful connections in your life? The good news is these connections come together in many different environments with all sorts of people. If you haven’t tried them already, consider these five different strategies to help you form safe, compassionate, healthy relationships in your life.

Active listening

Being an active listener isn’t just hearing the person you’re talking to. Active listening requires you to engage in the conversation. Asking questions, clarifying by paraphrasing, and reflecting on what was being discussed, demonstrates you are invested in what they have to say.

Be open and receptive to new connections

No matter if it’s in a social situation, at work, or in any new relationship, putting yourself out there can be a scary thing–especially if you’ve experienced toxic connections before. “Although safety and trust are often needed to feel comfortable enough sharing feelings or personal info with others, the opposite is also true,” Brian Levkovich, a Postdoctoral therapist with Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness P.C., shared. “This type of sharing, in the first place, may even lead to a sense of safety and trust,” he added.

Set boundaries (For yourself and your new connections)

This strategy is especially important for people who have experienced unhealthy, or even abusive relationships. Setting boundaries will look different for everyone, but keeping this top of mind from the get-go helps you identify the connections that are good for you and those you could do without.

For example, if you set boundaries within your relationship that maintain your autonomy and the other person asserts control where you asked them not to–that’s going to be a red flag. But red flags, or things that go wrong, aren’t the only behaviors you should pay attention to. When the connection is consistent, respectful, compassionate, and makes you feel good–that’s also a green flag worth celebrating.

Develop and improve your emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is rooted in empathy, understanding, and the ability to manage your feelings–yes, even those really hard ones. When you are able to understand other people on an emotional level, you’ll form a deeper connection. It’s not to say that you’ll always agree with the people in your life, but being able to see their point of view builds trust and mutual respect.

Redefine friendships and relationships

You know what they say–quality over quantity, and yes, this applies to the relationships you choose to invest in. Not every acquaintance will blossom into a quality connection. And having ‘a lot’ of friends doesn’t mean anything if these friendships are convenient.

It may take time to define what a healthy relationship feels like to you. Understanding when and how much you share with new people in your life can be scary, but is worthwhile. Levkovich supports this approach, “Completely and totally withholding all vulnerable aspects of ourselves will likely lead to greater difficulty connecting with people on a deeper level — something we all deserve”.

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How The Pandemic Impacted Women’s Financial Confidence

The year 2020 came in with a bang. One, that we honestly could have done without, but nonetheless, changed everything. In fact, the world was so turned upside down that three years later we’re still having conversations about how the pandemic changed literally everything. 

It changed the way we work. It changed the way we communicate. It even changed our finances and the way we handle our money. And like most societal changes, women have been impacted disproportionately.  

From putting major life milestones on hold, to even pushing back when they plan to retire, the impacts the pandemic had on women’s confidence in their finances have been life changing. 

Changes in personal life

Even before the pandemic, the idea of ‘adulting’ had drastically changed. With many young adults already living through the 2008 financial crisis and being burdened with overwhelming student loan debt, many of these milestones had already been delayed. 

Putting off starting a family 

No matter how you choose to start your family (through natural means, adoption, or fertility treatments) it’s a major expense. And it’s not a ‘one-and-done’ expense either. Recent data suggests the average cost of raising a child (to age 18) can run just over $300,000.00. 

Putting off purchasing a home

Between an overpriced housing market, skyrocketing interest rates, and general financial health–women aren’t jumping into homeownership. Again, in addition to the extra costs that come with owning a home, even qualifying for a loan is a stressful endeavor. 

The pandemic highlighted a financial pain point that went from a ‘what-if’ situation to a reality. Job loss happens often, and it can happen to anyone–financial security will outweigh homeownership every time. At the end of the day, what good is a home if you can’t afford to live in it?

Impacts on mental and physical health

Excessive worry and uncertainty about your financial situation doesn’t just wear on your physical health, it can also wear on your mental health. The financial impacts rippling from the pandemic are still very much felt to this day. 

Whether it’s unexpected childcare costs or the ever-growing cost of everything from eggs to gas, women everywhere are feeling the pressure. Excess stress is detrimental to our overall health, but what happens when it’s too expensive to get medical care or mental health treatment? It’s a catch-22. Women’s anxiety can be triggered by financial stress, but then they don’t have the financial means to take good care of their health.

Changes to professional life

The pandemic didn’t just impact women’s financial confidence at home, but it significantly impacted their careers, earning potential, and even retirement plans.

Job loss or change in job status

According to the National Women’s Law Center, since February 2020 women in the United States have lost more than 5.4 million net jobs. Much of the time women ended up dropping out of the workforce to fulfill caretaking roles within their families. And while this work is just as, if not more, important–it’s also unpaid work. So on one hand, while they weren’t able to contribute financially to their household currently, the impacts go beyond the present day and affect their retirement savings as well as social security benefits later on. 

Women are waiting longer to retire

No matter how much you love your job, no one wants to have to work forever. However, the unexpected, unprecedented financial impacts of the pandemic disrupted ‘retirement goals’ that otherwise had been fairly set in stone.

As mentioned, many women were forced out of work because of precarious childcare (or other caretaking) situations. So not only is there a pause and delay when it comes to continuing their career, this ripple effect also pushes back the date they’re able to retire. Additionally, not only are women unlikely to still be contributing to their retirement during times of unemployment, they may even dip into their existing retirement savings to make up for lost income.

The pandemic impacted women’s financial confidence in several ways, it’s important to talk about it and seek help and support to navigate moving forward.

Our therapists here at Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness are committed to helping regain and strengthen your confidence and coping strategies. Learn how to manage the stress and anxiety that comes with financial concerns and job security. Calltext, or email us.

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Facing and Processing Antisemitism

Therapist Facilitator:

Devorah Yarmush, Psy.D.

Date:

TBD

This group is a process group for those who are struggling with antisemitic harassment, feeling scared and intimidated in their current environment, and/or are unsure how to manage their emotions in response to escalating hate crimes and hostile personal environments.

This group is for those who are looking to connect with others experiencing antisemitism, find community and camaraderie, and would like to support peers and be supported during this time.

Closed group-you must commit to the entirety of the group duration

Cost: Aetna insurance accepted or $125/session

Starting January 2024 Tuesday evenings dates to be determined

Eligibility: Ages 25+, living in NY/NJ, English-speaking

Group size: 6-10 people

For questions or to register, email Devorah Yarmush, Psy.D. dyarmush@talkingforwellness.com

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Dating With Dignity

Therapist Facilitator:

Eden Bellow, LCSW

Date:

September 27th-November 15th

You hate dating.

Your dates confuse you.

You’re losing trust in yourself.

Are you the problem… or are they?

Are you looking to figure out how to date and be the most genuine version of yourself? If yes, attend this 8-week workshop support group for the grueling and confusing process of dating. No matter what kind of relationship you are looking for, this group can help you deepen and clarify your understanding of what you want, increase your confidence, and develop a positive outlook on dating. You will learn to recognize how your body’s reactions to others point you to unshakeable truths about what is and is not healthy for you. You will also experience connectivity with group members which will reduce the feelings of isolation that come with dating.

September 27th-November 15th, Wednesdays 7-8:15pm

$125 per session

If interested, you will be screened by the facilitator and be given an opportunity to ask questions. Email Eden Bellow, LCSW for more info: ediebell@talkingforwellness.com

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Melissa Worth, LMSW

Melissa Worth, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Are you unsatisfied with life right now? Are you looking to work through some kind of trauma, stress or life transition?

If you want to dig deep or talk through the problems currently impacting your life now, I want to help. By creating a comfortable, safe space for you to talk out what’s troubling you or challenging you at the moment we will work together to connect the dots or uncover past experiences that may be preventing you from moving forward in your life.

We will work together to set goals and partialize problems making them less overwhelming, yielding a sense of hope, courage and optimism and a confidence that there is a way to move forward and build a more fulfilled life filled with peace, hope and anticipation

Taking an integrative approach utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic and Attachment theories we will work together to resolve past and present to build a sense of fulfillment, resolution and skills to better approach challenges and achieve your goals.

Specialties

I work with adults of any background. My specialties include life transitions, parenting, family dynamics, and goal setting.

Experience and Education

  • M.S.W. New York University, New York, NY
  • M. Ed. Cabrini College, Radnor, PA
  • NYS Certified K-6 Teacher
  • School Administrator, Long Island, NY
  • Hospital Social Worker, Bellevue Hospital, Pre Natal and Maternity Departments
  • Rape Crisis Counselor, Bellevue Hospital, NY, NY
  • NY License 057444; Supervisor: Nathilee Caldeira, Ph.D., NY License 016933

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Aubrie Salzman, Administrative Assistant

Aubrie Salzman

Administrative Assistant

Aubrie earned her Bachelor of Science at Winthrop University. She has experience working for a variety of small businesses. Aubrie began her professional career working as a manager and instructor and has since held roles as an executive assistant, administrator, and director of operations for multiple women and minority owned businesses.

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Confidence, Self-Worth, and success Group

Therapist Facilitator:

Antonia Martinez, MHC

Date:

June 15- August 15, 2023

Are insecurities and low expectations holding you back and sabotaging your success in career, relationships, or finances? If you identify as Black or Afro-Latinx and have been selling yourself short, settling for less, or feeling too afraid or unmotivated to put yourself out there and follow your dreams, then this group is for you.

We’ll get to the root of the self-sabotaging patterns, stress, anxiety, and doubt that undermine your ability to live your ideal life or advance your business or career. If you’re ready to create or manage a new level of success in your life, join the Confidence, Self-Worth, and success Group.

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Garmis Sena, MHC-LP, Mental Health Counselor

Garmis Sena, MHC-LP

Mental Health Counselor

Are feeling overwhelmed with emotions and find it difficult to get through your day-to-day tasks? Do you feel activities that used to excite and motivate you? By listening to those feelings we can better understand them and develop the necessary insight in navigating the uncertainties that come with them. If these questions resonate with you, I invite you to acknowledge them and begin your therapy journey today.

I believe that acknowledging these feelings we can build courage to create new patterns of healing and living. With clients in the driver seat of their healing journey, safe spaces are created via compassion, and understanding. All of which helps clients to develop self-awareness, self-compassion, self-worth, acceptance, healthy relationships and a greater satisfaction with life.

Therapy is a process that we must commit to and trust, and your being here is not coincidence. Taking the first step to reach out is always the most difficult, but I am here to help you navigate therapy. If my Approach resonates with you, I encourage you to reach out.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Esteem/Self-Worth
  • Women’s Issues

Education and Experience

  • M.A in Counseling Psychology, Washington Adventist University
  • M.A in Clnincal Mental Health, Washington Adventist University
  • B.A in Psychology, The City College of New York
  • Internship: PsycYourMind,LLC
  • Practicum: PsycYourMind,LLC
  • NY Permit P113145; Supervisor: Dianna Calderon-Triminio, LMHC, NY License 006149

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Antonia Martinez, MHC

Antonia Martinez, Ph.D., MHC-LP

Mental Health Counselor

Not where you thought you’d be by now? Is anxiety, self-doubt and your past holding you back from the life, relationships, or success that you want?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stuck, disconnected,vstressed, or defeated, let’s talk. We’ll explore the experiences and family patterns that have shaped your sense of self, affected how you relate to others, impacted what you’ve come to expect and allow in your life, and influenced how you handle it all. Through this therapeutic process, I will help you create a new, more empowering story to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. My goal is to create a dedicated, intentional, nurturing, and unconditionally accepting space for you that supports your healing, growth, and the development of your authentic voice and vision.

My approach is collaborative and results-oriented, integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment theory, mindfulness, and psychodynamic techniques to help you gain clarity, insight, and the courage to take new action in your life. We can also incorporate your spirituality. We’ll work together to design an individualized treatment plan to transform your inner and outer life, move you from struggle to strength, and develop the skills to not just cope but thrive.

My passion for this work is in helping you to achieve breakthroughs as well as evolve the way you see and connect to yourself, your power, and your possibilities. In so doing, you’ll create greater joy, freedom, success, and inner peace in your personal and professional life.

You don’t have to do this alone. Let’s explore the next step together. Call or email me today to set up an appointment. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Areas of Expertise: 
 Anxiety
 Confidence and Self-Worth Building
 Depression
 Emotional Intelligence
 Life/Career Change or Adjustment
 Mindfulness
 Relationship Issues
 Stress/Anger Management

Experience and Education: 

Master’s in Education/Mental Health Counseling, Hunter College
Ph.D. in Metaphysics, University of Metaphysics
CBT Training for Depression and Suicide, Beck Institute
Counseling Intern, Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness
Program Director, Healing Man/Healing Woman Prisoner Reentry Program, Edgecombe
Residential Treatment Facility
Life/Business Coach, Conscious Enterprise, Inc.
NY Permit P109170-02; Supervisor: Sabine Paul, LCSW, NY License 094932

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Vani Prasad, MHC-LP

Mental Health Counselor

Do you feel extremely overwhelmed and are unable to strike a balance between your personal and professional life? Do you feel isolated and disconnected and find it challenging to talk about it? Support is an essential tool, however starting your therapeutic journey can be daunting and finding an ‘ideal’ therapist can be equally difficult. Therapy is a partnership designed to unravel life’s complexities to create a path of seeking fulfillment and a deeper understanding of one’s authentic self.

I recognize the complexity of human needs and behavior, and I aim to provide individually tailored psychotherapy – making the therapeutic experience collaborative and empowering. I operate from a holistic integrative lens in which I utilize person-centered, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic techniques to inform my practice. As a therapist of color, I deeply value your stories of courage and resilience and aim to provide a safe environment which is trusting and culturally sensitive.

In this non-judgmental and unconditionally accepting space, I am here to acknowledge and celebrate your unique lived experiences and distinct perspectives. I strive to assist in providing the resources which will aid in insight, growth and provide clarity to your vision and voice. Come on in and let’s talk it through!

Area of Expertise:

Anxiety
Depression
Life Transitions
Grief
Family and Interpersonal relationships/conflicts
Migration and cultural identity
Low Self Esteem

Experience and Education

Ed.M. Mental Health Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A. Psychological Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
Practicum Training: Henry Street Settlement, New York City
NY Permit P110405; Supervisor: Camille Armando, LMHC, NY License 006921

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Therapist Facilitator:

Zainah Ben Essa, LMHC

Date:

May 4- June 29, 2023

This group is for daughters & children of immigrants from Middle Eastern and South Asian backgrounds. The purpose of this space is to bring together like-minded womxn who have shared similar childhood and adulthood narratives, and to unpack and process the complexities of a multicultural identity.

In this safe space, we will reflect on our experiences of perfectionism, guilt and shame, boundary setting, parentification in childhood, people-pleasing, and multicultural identity formation.

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Codependency Group

Therapist Facilitator:

Dianna Calderon-Triminio, LMHC

Date:

Sept 18 – Nov 6, 2023

This group is for anyone who is struggling with codependency towards a loved one, family member or friend. We will foster a safe space for each individual to self-reflect and gain awareness on their codependency and the negative effects that this is having on them and their relationships.

This group will explore a variety of topics each week such as: what is codependency, cognitive distortions, boundaries and self-care and wellness. Through discussions and activities, learn tips and skills on how to better navigate and foster healthier relationships. This group will also have assignments, prompts, and resources for each session.

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Marisa Itwaru, Operations Management Specialist

Operations Management Specialist

I provide operations management support to team members and clients at Let’s Talk

I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guyana and I earned my Master’s in Health Services Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

I bring a wealth of knowledge and 8 years of experience in outpatient services management and have worked closely with health care providers, patients, and clients in diversified and multicultural settings.

As we strive to provide the best care possible for our clients, I take great pride in providing clarity on our practice’s policies and services. I love helping our clients as they take important steps in their mental wellbeing journey.

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Anha Jhuremalani, BSc., Mental Health Counseling Intern

Anha Jhuremalani, MHC-LP

Mental Health Counselor

Are you experiencing relationship problems or struggling to connect with your most authentic self? Do you feel stuck in a loop of negative self-talk, worries, and low motivation?

Are transitions or stressors affecting your ability to enjoy your life?

These issues may translate into diminished self-worth and a lack of confidence. You might have difficulty communicating or fall into toxic patterns that keep you away from your goals.

But you are not on your own.

Therapy can help you discover the root of your concerns, process past experiences, and shift harmful behaviors for a happier future. You’ll increase your awareness, adopt effective coping strategies, and learn how to regulate your emotions to navigate the ups and downs of your journey.

Growing up as a first-generation Indian in Australia allowed me to understand the concept of intersectionality and its impact on our well-being. I became a therapist because I wanted to destigmatize mental health in South Asian communities and use my career to speak up about “taboo” subjects like grief, sex, relationships, and many more.

Unique approach
Being born in India, raised in Australia, and educated in the United Kingdom, I have seen how culture and social differences influence behavior. My multicultural identities and experiences have taught me how to engage with people from different walks of life and create a unique connection with each client.

I’ll tailor my work to your background, needs, and values, striving to create a warm and trusted environment. I’ll support you in overcoming adversity while challenging you to think critically and mindfully.

Specialties
I serve young adults (ages 18-30) of all religions, ethnicities, and cultures, and enjoy working with children of immigrants.

I provide in-person and/or online therapy.

My treatment specialties include:
Acculturation and multicultural identity
Anxiety
Depression
Family and relationship problems
Life transitions
Stress
Trauma

Modalities
Psychodynamic therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Person-centered therapy
Mindfulness

Experience and Education

Ed.M. Mental Health Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A. Psychological Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
Advanced Certificate in Sexuality, Women, and Gender, Columbia University
BSc., Psychology, Durham University, United Kingdom
Supervisor: Amy DeBlase, LMHC
NY Permit P122029; Supervisor: Amy DeBlase, LMHC, NY License 006920

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Mabel Silva, MHC-LP, Mental Health Counselor

Mabel Silva, MHC-LP

Mental Health Counselor

You may feel depleted by the pressures of growing responsibilities and everyday life.

You might be grappling with prioritizing yourself—your dreams, beliefs, and wellness—amid conflicting stressors and demands.

You give, give, give, and often receive little in return. And at times, you might feel a little selfish for wanting to fill your cup before someone else’s.

Yet, you do come first.

Therapy allows you to shed your armors and reconnect with your needs, wants, and power to show up for yourself. I’ll help you find your voice, challenge your inner critic, and develop your self-worth. We’ll dismantle the relationship between your worth and achievements, set realistic boundaries, and improve your communication skills so you can become who you want to be.

I became a therapist fueled by my curiosity to understand how people conceptualize their livelihoods and worldview.

 Unique approach
As a Biracial, cis-gendered, Caribbean, and first-generation American woman, I’m particularly attuned to how cultural beliefs, traditions, and roles can influence our lives. I also acknowledge the stressors caused by systemic structures, social norms, and expectations. I work through a multicultural and feminist lens, offering a restorative place where marginalized communities can cultivate safety and joy.

I aim to deconstruct the notion that, as a professional, “I know best.” Instead, I approach each client as an enthusiastic learner. I’ll empower you to lead the way and celebrate your uniqueness, hoping to foster a healing experience you can recreate outside the therapy room.

Specialties
I work with individuals from various linguistic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, from Southeastern Asia to the Caribbean and the Americas. I’m passionate about serving young, professional BIPOC women, first-generation Americans, and immigrants.

I provide online therapy in English and Spanish.

My treatment specialties include:
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD 
Women’s issues
Self-esteem/self-worth
Inner child healing
Identity formation

 Modalities
Psychodynamic therapy
Multicultural therapy
Trauma-informed therapy

Experience and Education
M.A., Psychological Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
E.d.M., Bilingual Mental Health Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
Clinical Internship, Wellness Counselor, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
NY Permit P117026; Supervisor: Mary ‘Olivia’ Verhulst, LMHC, NY License 011532

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Sabine Paul, LCSW

Sabine Paul, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker| Supervisor

The work of getting to know ourselves more deeply is courageous, and I truly believe that we don’t have to do it alone.

My mission is to help women of color and queer folks peel back the layers of life that are weighing on them, live more balanced lives, and as a result, have more fulfilling relationships with others and themselves.

I became a therapist to help people feel seen, heard, and connected. I want you to know that it’s okay to experience and express your emotions and that you are not “too much.” We are all humans simply doing our best.

Our first step in this journey together will be starting to explore what is weighing on you. Sometimes we have an idea of what that may be and other times we may not, both are normal places to be. I love supporting individuals in gaining clarity into how their past is impacting their present. As well as helping them to have more relief from their thoughts, feel more present, and be empowered to take helpful steps in the present.

By the end of our work, you’ll have a deepened understanding of how your past is impacting your present. Learned how to identify how you’re feeling in the present. Be equipped with tangible tools to manage how you’re feeling. Identify boundaries that may be helpful to set with others and yourself. And overall feel more empowered and balanced.

Unique approach

My approach is authentic, warm, interactive, and compassionate. I see therapy as a relationship where we work together to help you reach your goals.

I will meet you where you are to cultivate a safe healing space. This allows you to be your whole self and open up as we gently peel back some of the layers that may be weighing on you.

Specialties

I work with adults from multiple backgrounds, identities, and cultures. I am passionate about holding space for women of color, queer folks and first generation americans.

I provide in-person and/or online therapy in English.

My treatment specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Racial Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQIA+ issues

Modalities

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
    Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP)
  • Experience and education
  • Master of Social Work, Fordham University, New York
  • Trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Trained in Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP)
  • Trained Cognitive Reprocessing Therapy (CPT)
  • Certification, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • NY License 094932
  • FL License TPSW2976

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Kimberly Mintzer

Kimberly Mintzer, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Screening Coordinator

Are you experiencing emotional unrest? Have you been dealing with negative self-talk or low self-worth? Is intense and persistent fear keeping you from a blissful life?

Traumatic memories may still be alive in you. You might struggle with ripples of despair and hopelessness without a clear reason. And despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to find the ease or motivation to carry on.

I’m here to help you recognize and process these challenging thoughts, emotions, and unresolved events to embrace your journey with acceptance and compassion. We’ll work on relieving your symptoms, addressing your unique problems, and turning hardship into opportunities to grow.

I chose a career in therapy to lessen the stigma associated with it within the African- American and people-of-color communities.

Unique approach
I strive to maintain an individualized and culturally sensitive approach tailored to your needs. We’ll collaborate to gain a deep understanding of your past and present experiences and what you hope to achieve in the future, so you can take the necessary steps to get there.

I’ll meet you where you are in your path, willing to walk alongside you instead of judging you or telling you what to do. I’ll accept you and help you accept yourself as you travel through your chapters.

Specialties

  • I work with adults from diverse backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. I especially enjoy serving African-American women of color, first-generation Americans, and marginalized groups.
  • I provide in-person and/or online therapy.

My treatment specialties include:

Modalities

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); Certified
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT); Certified
  • Exposure therapy
  • Mindfulness

Experience and Education

  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, The City College of NY
  • Mental Health Counseling Intern, Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness, P.C., NY
  • Volunteer, Domestic violence shelter, Grace Smith House, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Evergreen certification 2023
  • Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Evergreen certification 2023
  • NY State License 013569

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Ivy Fisher, MHC

Ivy Fisher, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Do you ruminate about or pre-plan situations to the tiniest detail? Are you struggling with perfectionism, letting go of control, or a piercing need for reassurance? Have you been harboring open wounds, feeling hopeless, and longing for relief?

Stressors, past experiences, and relationship problems can leave you scarred and disconnected, preventing you from being present and overcoming obstacles in your life.

What if you could learn to self-regulate, tame the distressing waves, and mend your relationships? What if you could give yourself the reassurance you seek in others to feel better in your skin? That’s what I’m here for.

We’ll collaborate to help you become aware of your thoughts and emotions, work through them, and develop a stronger connection with yourself and others. You’ll gain insight into underlying concerns, challenge negative beliefs, and make meaningful changes to heal and grow.

I became a therapist because I’ve always enjoyed creating space for others during their most difficult times. Many pull away or get uncomfortable by people’s emotional states, but I’ve always leaned in.

Unique approach

I follow an integrative, trauma-focused, and mind-body approach. My goal is to understand your unique perspective, history, and relational patterns to meet you where you are and tailor a plan according to your needs.

I strive to bring compassion and empathy to our sessions, fostering a safe and non-judgmental environment where you feel heard. I also lead with authenticity to promote a non-stuffy, sometimes even humorous, and light atmosphere. And when it comes to mindfulness or meditation, I can turn even the wariest individuals into believers and am up for the challenge!

Specialties

I have experience treating individuals from diverse backgrounds who are facing troubling emotions and unresolved pain. I particularly enjoy working with those struggling with anxiety, relationship issues, and children of emotionally immature parents who are now struggling as adults.

I provide online therapy.

My treatment specialties include:

Modalities

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness-based and holistic practices

Experience and Education

  • M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Baruch College, City University of New York
  • B.A., Psychology, Northeastern University
  • Clinical Psychotherapy Intern, Expansive Therapy
  • Clinical Psychotherapy Intern, The Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai West
  • NY License 013283
  • FL License  #TPMC3221
  • Completed CCTP Training (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional)

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Zainah Ben Essa

Zainah Ben Essa, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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I hold the belief that everyone can benefit from therapy. Therapy is not just for those who are severely “mentally ill” or struggling. The therapy room can be a safe space for you to explore and get to know the more vulnerable, intimate, and darker parts of yourself.

Growing up in the Arab world and being aware of the scarcity of adequate mental health professionals, in addition to the heavy stigma placed on mental health, led me to my path to becoming a therapist. As a teenager struggling with my mental health and multiple identities, I found no one to turn to. Thus, I made it my mission to become a resource for those who are struggling to feel understood.

 Today, I work with adult women of color in unpacking and processing traumas, whilst they navigate the many facets of their complex identity. Oftentimes, I find that my clients struggle with people-pleasing and perfectionism, which makes it very difficult to set boundaries and know their worth. You may find it hard to take up space and advocate for yourself in different settings due to conflicting narratives and unresolved traumas.

 Therapy can be a space where you finally take ownership of your narrative, reframe your story, and find new ways to move past your stuck points. I’m here to guide you on this journey of self-discovery so you can feel more confident, meet your own needs, and find security in your relationships. Therapy is a space where we can uncover the truths behind why we think, behave, and feel the way we do. I’ll support you by gently nudging and challenging you to align yourself with your values.

 Unique approach
I operate from a multicultural and feminist lens, affirming the cultural nuances in your narratives and highlighting how oppressive systems of sexism and patriarchy manifest in your relationship with yourself and others. I also recognize the intersections of multiple identities within your therapeutic journey. I am psychodynamically inclined, which means I help make the unconscious more conscious, as we connect how events of the past are influencing the present.

Specialties
I work with adult women (mostly in their 20s and early 30s), more specifically women of color (e.g., Arab, South Asian, East Asian, Black, and Latinx). I grew up Muslim, so I have a deep understanding of the experience of religious minorities and marginalized communities.

I provide individual and group therapy in English and Arabic, in-person and/or online.

My treatment specialties include:
Anxiety
Identity (cultural, religious, sexual, gender)
Intimate partner violence
Relationship issues (e.g., attachment styles, communication, boundaries)
Family of origin struggles
Life Transitions
Trauma 

Modalities
Psychodynamic therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Experience and education
M.Ed., Mental Health Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A., Psychological Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
Advanced Certification in Sexuality, Women, and Gender, Teachers College, Columbia University
Practicum Training: STEPS to End Family Violence
NY License 013198; FL Telehealth Registration TPMC3079

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Tamar Tenenbaum, LMSW

Tamar Tenenbaum, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Have you been to therapy but you keep finding yourself stuck, preventing you from reaching your goals. You may find yourself feeling more on edge and overwhelmed throughout the day, despite the behavioral changes you have been working on. Maybe your tolerance levels for others are low and your reactions are high, even though you have been consistent with your yoga practice and meditations. Feelings of hopelessness, shame and inadequacy may be rising up regardless of your daily positive affirmations.

When you are feeling stuck, it may be time to try a different approach—targeting your thoughts, body and emotions. Together, you will learn to self-regulate, relieve your symptoms, and increase your confidence and self-worth in order to embody your authentic self. We’ll work together to heal your past so you can ground yourself in the present and reach future goals.

I have always had a deep curiosity and compassion for others. I value the human experience and the power and ability to heal oneself.

Unique approach

The effects of our past experiences reside in our body. Thinking your way through an emotional experience will only get you so far—you have to feel your way through, in order to complete the body and brain’s natural way of healing. I’m committed to helping you become aware of, attune with, and address your whole self—in order to feel more power and strengthen your own internal resources.

I use a trauma-informed, holistic, integrative approach, combining practical tools with your strengths and ability to facilitate self healing. You’ll enter a non-judgmental and collaborative space to look inward, work through your problems, and implement meaningful changes in your life.

Specialties

I work with women, in all stages of life, who are ready to release negative/limiting beliefs, navigate through feelings of stuckness, and access an authentic sense of self. I’m especially interested in working with trauma (PTSD, perinatal trauma, complex/childhood trauma, attachment trauma, and sexual assault). I also work with women who are in the Orthodox Jewish community and seeking relationship and fertility/perinatal support and/or trauma work.

I provide online therapy.

My treatment specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Fertility, perinatal and overall maternal mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress management

Modalities

  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal family systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-focused therapy (SFT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Experience and Education

  • Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW), Columbia University, NY Fertility Advisor, Extend Fertility
  • Intern, Bowery Residents Committee
  • Intern, Brooklyn Defenders Services, Family Defense Practice (BFDP) Certification, Foundations in Family Therapy & Live Clinical Supervision, Ackerman Institute for the Family
  • Certified EMDR Therapy
  • Certificate from The National Institute of the Psychotherapies, Integrative Trauma Program
  • Introduction, Internal Family Systems
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  • NY license: 096938

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Cassandra Dieudonne, LMSW License Master's Social Work

Cassandra Dieudonne, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Are you struggling with negative thoughts, distressing emotions, or painful experiences? Do you struggle to set boundaries with family and friends? Or are you looking for guidance to navigate your multicultural identity?

Anxiety, depression, and trauma can impair your ability to live an authentic and abundant life. Traversing the expectations and nuances of different cultures may be confusing and exhausting. And the need to do it all or please everyone might feed your inner critical voice and debilitate your self-worth.

If any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone.

Therapy is a major step in exploring and expressing difficult thoughts and emotions. It offers support, direction, and tools to manage your unique challenges and forge a path forward. Through this process, you’ll gain confidence and compassion, learn how to set assertive boundaries with people around you, and discover your genuine self so you can share it with the world.

Seeing my clients work hard on improving their mental health and witnessing their growth is such a fulfilling experience. You are brave for being here, willing to embark on this healing journey, and I’m honored to be part of it.

Unique approach
My integrative approach centers on drawing from different modalities and techniques to best serve you. I strive to create a supportive environment and provide valuable insight to help you find the clarity you seek and achieve your goals.

Specialties
I work with adults (ages 18-33). My doors are open to individuals from multiple races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. I have experience with various specialties and populations, but I am particularly eager to support people of color who struggle with boundary-setting and self-worth issues.

I provide in-person and/or online therapy.

My treatment specialties include:

Modalities

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy

Experience and Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Silberman School of Social Work, CUNY, Hunter College
  • Social Worker, Kings County District Attorney’s Office
  • Social Work Intern, Kings County District Attorney’s Office
  • Social Work Intern, Good Shepherd Services
  • NY License 110426; Supervisor: Jessica Glazer, LCSW, NY License 082571

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Camille Armando, LMHC

Camille Armando, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Supervisor

Do you wrestle with stress, worries, or overwhelming emotions? Are you afraid of being yourself because you might be judged or misunderstood? Or are you seeking guidance to change your life?

We all have our unique narratives, fears, and challenges. And we all deserve a chance to understand them, get to know ourselves, heal and move forward.

Therapy can help you gain personal insight to embrace your true self and achieve authentic happiness. You’ll broaden your perspective to recognize the thoughts and emotions driving your behaviors, view your difficulties with compassion, and foster shifts to improve your well-being.

I became a psychotherapist to learn more about myself and help people like you do the same. I want to dismantle the stigma around mental health as I support others on their journey of unfolding, realignment, and transformation.

Besides being a counselor, I’m also a dedicated Jiu-jitsu practitioner. Maintaining inside space is paramount while “grappling” in this martial art. Once this space is compromised, everything we do is dictated by an external force, rendering all decisions reactive rather than intentional. Psychotherapy is similar to grappling as we are defining, understanding, and managing our inside space.

Unique approach
My approach is eclectic, client-centered, and focused on holistic practices and mind-body wellness. I acknowledge the impact of your life experiences and aim to awaken your genuine self with all its beauty and complexity.

The client-therapist relationship is my priority. We’ll collaborate to increase your awareness, quiet the constant stream of consciousness, and help you find inner peace.

Specialties
I serve young adults (ages 18-24) and adults (ages 24+). I support them in navigating stress, existential crises, emotion regulation, adjustments to change, non-mainstream and alternative lifestyles, self-worth, societal pressures and other challenges while cultivating self-care and the mind-body connection.
I provide 
online therapy.

My treatment specialties include:
Anxiety
Depression
Family conflict
Grief and loss
Identity development
Life transitions
Relationship problems
Trauma
Women’s issues

Modalities
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Holistic therapy
Mindfulness
Psychodynamic therapy
Relational therapy

Experience and Education
M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Psychodynamic Approaches
NY License 006921; Florida Telehealth Registration TPMC2795

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Janna Taradash, MA, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Janna Taradash, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

We all go through challenges or painful experiences that seem impossible to conquer.

 You might have endured a loss or critical life event that left lingering traces on your path. You may end or enter a new relationship or chapter that overwhelms you.

You know something is off but are unclear about what needs to change or what to do next. And without noticing it, you may have adopted unwanted behaviors and narratives that push you away from your goals.

If you are looking for perspective, support, and skills to feel better, I can help. Our work will focus on gaining insight into your struggles and finding sustainable relief. You will learn how to express and regulate difficult thoughts and emotions, recognize your strengths and how your past might affect your present, and develop new ways of relating to yourself and others.

I studied psychology because I was interested in understanding myself and the world around me. Human behavior, development, and relationships truly intrigued me. I then became a therapist to put this knowledge into practice, be of service to others, and ensure people were not suffering alone.

Unique approach
My therapeutic style is warm, direct, exploratory, and often humorous. I adjust treatment to your individual needs, seeking to understand challenges in the context of your lived experiences and helping you shift the patterns holding you back.

I’m dedicated to fostering an interactive space where you feel safe to take emotional risks and appreciate your unique story.

Specialties
I work with adults ages 20-65 from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, including BIPOC, East Asian, South Asian, LGBTQIA+, and immigrant communities, as well as parents and healthcare professionals.

I provide online therapy.

My treatment specialties include:
Anxiety
Depression
Family conflict
Grief and loss
Life transitions
Relationship and intimacy problems
Trauma and PTSD

Modalities
Interpersonal psychoanalysis
Psychodynamic therapy
Relational therapy
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Experience and Education
M.A., Mental Health Counseling, City University Of New York, Brooklyn College
William Alanson White Institute, Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program
NY License 006760-1; FL Telehealth Registration TPMC2920

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Sanjana Kumar, Psy.D., Psychologist

Sanjana Kumar, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Feeling disconnected or at odds with yourself can be debilitating. You may wrestle with self-doubt, hopelessness, or anger. You might engage in disruptive relational patterns or face challenges in your relationships. Or you may endure overwhelming thoughts and emotions you don’t know how to handle.

If you struggle to comprehend, develop, or ground who you are, I can help you. Therapy is a collaborative space to get to know your authentic self, answer your questions, and alleviate your symptoms. We’ll review how your experiences may have impacted your current emotions or habits, explore your identity, and build your confidence and self-worth to make meaningful changes.

I entered the mental health field to help people understand and strengthen their relationship with themselves. My journey as an Indian raised in the Middle East and an international student in the U.S.” led to a particular interest in identity development within a non-native culture. I value the opportunity to examine this in my work with immigrants, children of immigrants, and multicultural individuals.

Unique approach

I follow a person-centered approach. Everyone is capable of growth and transformation, and the bond between therapist and client is vital to make that happen.

I also practice with a multicultural lens and psychodynamic foundation. I’ll help you navigate the intersection of your identities and gain insight into your relationship with yourself, your culture, your environment, and the people in your life.

Specialties

  • I work with young adults and adults from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
  • I provide online therapy in English and Hindi.

My treatment specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity development
  • Immigration, cultural identity, and acculturation
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship problems
  • Trauma

Modalities

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Value-based approaches

Experience and Education

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The George Washington University, DC
  • Master of Psychology (MPsy), The George Washington University, DC
  • Doctoral Intern, American University Counseling Center, DC
  • Practicum Training: American University Counseling Center Externship, DC
  • Practicum Training: The George Washington University Center Clinic, DC
  • Practicum Training: Asylum Patients, Population, and Policy Clinic Program, DC
  • NY Permit P118314; Supervisor: Debleena Das, Psy.D., NY License 024422

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Devorah Yarmush, Psy.D., Psychologist

Devorah Yarmush, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Are you experiencing a significant life shift? Have you been struggling to understand, share, or resolve inner conflict? Or are your relationships going through a turbulent time?

You may be considering a career change, becoming a parent, or navigating a breakup. Or perhaps you suffered a loss or emotional wound you’d like to mend.

Therapy facilitates self-awareness to rediscover your purpose and move toward your goals. I’m here to support you to recognize patterns, break unhelpful habits, and open new pathways to improve your well-being.

I became a psychologist because I enjoy helping others identify their strengths and create meaning in their lives. I’m thankful for the opportunity to empower people like you to take a step back, reflect, and map out your future.

Unique approach

I follow a relational approach and view our interpersonal experience in session as a key to understanding your world. I believe all emotions are data, and all behavior is the communication of such data.
I encourage open conversations, allowing you to guide the therapeutic process because it belongs to you. Our collaboration and partnership will also e essential to achieving results.

Specialties

  • I provide individual, couples and group therapy, in online
  • I work with adults of all ages, particularly those with a history of trauma or enduring a major life change. I’m keenly interested in couples from traditional and religious groups since I’m familiar with these communities—especially the Orthodox Jewish population.
  • I also run support, skills, and process groups to help clients navigate their struggles along with like-minded individuals.

My treatment specialties include:

Modalities

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Experience and Education

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, NY
  • Doctoral Intern, Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
  • Practicum Training: New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Acute Inpatient Personality Disorders Unit; St. Barnabas Hospital; Fordham University Counseling Center
  • Practicum Training: Max and Celia Parnes Psychology Clinic
  • Adjunct Professor, Research Methods in Psychology, College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Psychology, Marymount Manhattan College
  • NY License 026232

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Brian Levkovich, Psy.D.

Brian Levkovich, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

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Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or unhappy? Are you wrestling with stress, shame, or relationship conflict? Or are you constantly looking to balance your and others’ expectations?

You may try to please everyone and set impossible standards for yourself, which affects your energy and self-worth. So you engage in behaviors that provide short-term comfort but not the peace of mind you crave.

While starting therapy is not always easy, it’s a courageous step to find the lasting relief you seek. I offer a safe and non-critical environment to help you reach your goals—whether that’s managing worry and stress, setting boundaries, treating yourself with compassion, exploring your identity, maintaining healthy relationships, and more.

I became a therapist to hold space for people like you, someone with a unique story who’s going through a difficult time or wants to work through specific challenges. Everyone deserves the opportunity to feel heard, gain insight, and learn tools to improve their lives.

Unique approach
My approach is validating and sensitive, yet assertive. I infuse my sense of humor as warranted, understanding there’s room for smiles and laughter in a serious therapy experience. I’ll support you, invite you to notice, and encourage you to take pride in your efforts and successes.

I bring my genuine self into our sessions and strive to make you feel comfortable so you can speak your mind. Although I’m here to guide you, your insights and feedback are essential for a collaborative therapeutic relationship.

Specialties
I work with adults of all ages and demographics, and I especially appreciate serving the college-aged population. Given my faith, I also have a nuanced understanding of the Orthodox Jewish community—but I won’t integrate faith into our sessions unless requested.

I provide individual therapy in online

My treatment specialties include:
Anxiety
Depression
Grief and loss
Identity Issues
Life transitions
Relationship problems
Stress management
Work and life integration

Modalities
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
Solution-focused therapy (SFT)
Exposure therapy
Mindfulness

Experience and Education
Psy.D. in School-Community Psychology, Hofstra University, NY
School Psychologist, Lawrence School District, NY
Doctoral Intern, Hofstra University Counseling Center, NY
School Psychology Practicum, Wantagh School District, NY
Evaluation Practicum, Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic, NY
Clinical Traineeship, Child & Family Trauma Institute, NY
NY License 025603

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Victoria Davis, Ph.D., Psychologist

Victoria Davis, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Are you searching for your authentic self or longing for a purpose? You may look for answers in the wrong places or get used to dimming your light to please others—which leaves you feeling afraid, confused, and burdened. You might struggle to understand or express your emotions and crave a safe space to let go of stressors, demands, and expectations.
If all this sounds familiar, you are not alone. I know what it feels like to walk around thinking, “you are not enough,” putting on a mask, and pushing through the pain.

But you are worthy of peace.

Therapy can help you gain confidence, autonomy, and practical skills to find freedom from internal and external pressures and love yourself again. I’m here to guide you to explore, heal, and discover your true self and purpose, so you can take off that mask and enjoy your life.

I pursued a career in mental health because I’m passionate about helping others become aware of and reach their full potential. I also appreciate the bi-directional learning process that comes with being a therapist.

Unique approach
My treatment approach is catered to your specific needs and concerns. I aim to provide an affirming, inspiring, and open environment to get you closer to your goals.

I also understand the importance of culture and identity in your journey and strive to make you feel safe, seen, and heard for who you are. Ultimately, I want to support you to break free from the social pressures and stigma holding you back so you can create the life you desire.

Specialties
I work with adults and older adults from all backgrounds, races, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

I provide online therapy.

My treatment specialties include:
Anxiety
Depression
Romantic/interpersonal Skills
Career transitions/exploration
Life transitions
Racial and cultural identity
Stress
Trauma

Modalities
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Person-centered therapy
Solution-focused therapy (SFT)
Strength-based therapy
Mindfulness

Experience and Education
Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology, Virginia State University, Virginia
Master of Clinical Psychology (M.S), Virginia State University, Virginia
Doctoral Intern, Copa Health, Arizona
Practicum Training: Family Focus, Virginia
Practicum Training: Dominion Behavioral Healthcare, Virginia
Practicum Training: Greenberg and Associates, Virginia
Practicum Training: Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, Virginia
NY Permit P119227; Supervisor: Nathilee Caldeira, Ph.D., NY License 016933

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Amy Acaba, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Amy DeBlase, LMHC, LPC, PMH-C

Clinical Director and Supervisor

Are you experiencing work stress, confidence issues, or relationship anxiety? Are worries and intrusive thoughts making you restless during the day or keeping you up at night? Or are you wrestling with prenatal, postpartum, or other maternal mental health challenges?

You may be trying to balance your roles as a woman, mom, partner, and professional. The requests and expectations of others may weigh heavily on you, taking a toll on your ability to meet your needs and take care of yourself and your loved ones. 

I understand life may demand so much of you. But I also know you have the power to reclaim your light, and I’m here to help you do just that. 

My goal is to support you in advocating and setting boundaries for yourself, your relationships, and your workplace. You will gain a better understanding of your struggles, reduce stress and anxiety, increase confidence, and form stronger bonds. I’m here to listen, validate your journey, and offer concrete tools and resources.

Unique approach

I follow an integrative approach, relying on authenticity, compassion, and curiosity to create a space where I can guide and challenge you. Sessions can get spicy! I love to use humor, playfulness, and sarcasm (when appropriate).

Specialties

  • I work with adults of different ethnicities, mainly millennial women and mothers, who are open and motivated to do this healing work.
  • I provide online therapy, and I’m particularly excited about helping clients with self-empowerment, boundary-setting, relationships, and self-care.

My treatment specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Life transitions
  • Maternal mental health
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Relationship problems
  • Women’s issues

Modalities

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure and response prevention (ERP)

Experience and Education

  • M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Brooklyn College
  • Prevention & Intervention Specialist, Department of Education
  • Case Manager, Realization Center, NY
  • Certification in Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum Support International 2021
  • NY License 006920; NJ License 37PC00913500; FL Registered Telehealth Provider TPMC2713

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Aditi Verma, LMHC

Aditi Verma, LMHC, LPC

Director of Clinical Training, Supervisor

Are you struggling to be your authentic self while trying to meet the expectations of others? Have you suffered emotional wounds that are keeping you from appreciating and living your life?

You may spend so much time taking care of others that you often put yourself in the backseat. You may feel the pressure to overcompensate, sacrifice yourself, or bend over backwards for others while foregoing your own interests and wants. You may have heard of boundaries, but asserting those can be incredibly challenging. So conflict, distress, guilt, and critical narratives may overwhelm you.

I became a therapist to help people like you examine their patterns and create positive, sustainable, and meaningful change. I offer a space free from judgment and greet you with compassion, humor, and a bit of sarcastic wit. You will learn to recognize and meet your needs, heal your wounds, and adopt healthier boundaries and coping strategies that feel true to you.

Unique approach

I grew up in the Middle East, Central America, Canada, and the U.S. and have deep South Asian influences, being Indian myself, so I understand the cultural and systemic nuances you may endure. My approach centers on empowering you to celebrate your identity and finding alignment with your authentic self.

Specialties

I work with adults (primarily women of color) of different ethnicities (South Asian, Middle Eastern, Black, Latinx) and religions (Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Catholic). I provide online therapy in English, and I’m conversational in Hindi and Spanish. I’m particularly passionate about supporting immigrants or children of immigrants to reconcile their wants and needs from the demands from others.

My treatment specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment and codependence
  • Challenges affecting the LGBTQ+ community
  • Depression
  • Multicultural problems and acculturation
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Women’s issues (fertility, perinatal, and postpartum mental health)

Modalities

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Attachment-based therapy

Experience and Education

  • M.Ed., Psychological Counseling, MHC Track, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A., Psychological Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Intake Supervisor, Realization Center
  • Practicum Training: The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai West
  • Practicum Training: Dean Hope Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • NY License 006719; NJ License 37PC00783800; FL Registered Telehealth Provider TPMC2790

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Oneira Torres-Saillant, Ph.D

Oneira Torres-Saillant, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Are you struggling to embrace your cultural identity? Do you find it difficult to be kind and gracious to yourself? Are past events or interpersonal issues keeping you from reaching your goals?

These challenges might bring self-critical thoughts and distressing emotions, impacting your ability to function and succeed. And although it might seem scary or unnecessary, seeking help to understand your inner world is the first step toward healing.

Together, we can examine your thoughts, feelings, and experiences to identify behavior and relationship patterns. We’ll connect the dots, shift problematic practices, and find better ways to manage your symptoms. You’ll gain valuable insight, reclaim ownership of your journey, and form healthier relationships.

 I was quite curious about the human mind when I was young. This led me to study psychology, where I was impressed by the power of psychotherapy. I decided to become a therapist so I could help others harness this power and improve their lives.

Unique approach
I’m keenly aware of the importance of culturally sensitive treatment and committed to providing it. I strive to foster a compassionate and non-judgmental healing environment where we can safely explore your identity, culture, and values.

Above all, I’m dedicated to helping you expand your understanding of yourself, your strengths, and your potential to facilitate positive change.

Specialties
I serve adults, 25-55 years old, including men, women, and non-binary individuals. I work with clients from different races and cultures, including Black (African American, African, and Afro Latino), Asian, and South East Asian.

I offer individual and couples therapy in English and Spanish, online

My treatment specialties include:
Anxiety
Challenges concerning immigrants and first-generation Americans
Cultural identity and acculturation issues
Depression
Family and interpersonal problems

Modalities
Psychodynamic therapy
Psychoanalysis
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Experience and Education
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University
Doctoral Intern, Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health
Practicum Training, The New School Counseling Center
Practicum Training, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Practicum Training, Mount Sinai Beth/Israel Medical Center, Adult/Geriatric
NY Permit P102702; Supervisor: Debleena Das, Psy.D., NY License 024422

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Allison R. Ross, Ph.D., LCSW-R

Allison R. Ross, Ph.D., LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Supervisor

Trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues can hinder your path. You might feel stuck or powerless, as if you have no control. You may struggle with intrusive thoughts or painful emotions, blaming yourself or others. And you might lose hope of things getting any better.

But things can get better. And I’m here to support you during that transformation.

I’ll help you identify and shift troubling thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to address your symptoms. We’ll work on increasing awareness and leveraging your strengths to develop coping strategies, overcome challenges, and build resilience. You’ll gain clarity, tools, and peace of mind to improve your relationships and live a happier life.

 I became a therapist to provide a welcoming space for people to share their struggles and evolve into their best selves. I’m honored to walk alongside you in this journey of discovery, healing, and growth.

Unique approach
As a therapist of color, I recognize how crucial it is to view your values, beliefs, and experiences through a cultural, social justice, and spiritual lens. Being widely traveled allows me to understand diverse cultures and traditions. Yet, I continue to learn from my clients every day.
My approach is collaborative, integrative, and adapted to your unique goals and needs. I’m here to serve you with authenticity, empathy, and without judgment.

Specialties
I work with adults from multiple backgrounds who are facing challenging emotions and unresolved pain. I’m also passionate about creating a safe therapeutic and trauma-informed space for people of color and underserved communities.

I offer individual therapy in English, online

My treatment specialties include:
Trauma and PTSD (domestic violence, childhood abuse, and racial or religious trauma)
Anxiety
Depression
Spirituality
Racial stress
Challenges related to gender identity

Modalities
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
Interpersonal and mindfulness-based practices

Experience and Education
Ph.D. in Social Work, Fordham University
Master of Science in Social Work, Columbia University, New York
Certified therapist – Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT)
Certified therapist – Cognitive processing therapy for PTSD (CPT)
Certified therapist – Child-parent psychotherapy (CPP)
NY License #R082909-1; FL Registered Telehealth Provider TPSW2377

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Mary ‘Olivia’ Verhulst, LMHC, PMH-C

Mary ‘Olivia’ Verhulst, LMHC, PMH-C

Perinatal Mental Health Certified and Clinical Supervisor

Worries and intrusive thoughts may be hard to turn off. Hopelessness, shame, and low self-worth might be dimming your light in your personal life or at work. Relationship issues, traumatic experiences, or communication struggles may be keeping you from thriving.

But there is a way. There always is. And I can help you find it.

I’ll guide you to explore your life experiences and develop solutions for your unique challenges. You’ll gain insight and tools to greet yourself with compassion, challenge limiting patterns, manage your symptoms, and improve your relationship with yourself and others.

From a very young age, I’ve had an innate ability to tune into people’s feelings. I was quite a highly sensitive kid with a curious spirit, which translated into wanting others to feel seen and understood. Becoming a therapist has been my plan since grade school, and I’m glad I was able to foster my skillset and continue on that path to work with individuals like you. I’m a huge self-care advocate, so my me-time is precious! I hope to help you reclaim yours as well.

Unique approach
My approach is trauma-informed and culturally sensitive, with an emphasis on examining your past and how it might have informed your current behaviors and beliefs. I aim to provide individualized treatment tailored to your values and needs.

I want to make this a genuine and safe experience for you to share, notice, and grow. My collaborative, warm, and vibrant nature allows me to show up authentically, without judgment, to help you navigate your concerns.

Specialties
I work with adult of various ages, cultures, and backgrounds. I offer online individual and group strategy.

My treatment specialties include:
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
Women’s issues (maternal health and postpartum)
Relationship problems
Communication patterns
Shame and self-worth
Work-life integration, career issues, high achievers
Group therapy

Modalities
Psychodynamic therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Relational therapy
Mindfulness

Experience and Education
Forbes Health Advisor 2023
Mental Health Counseling, Baruch College, City College of New York
Intern, Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness, P.C., NY
Intern, The Village Institute for Psychotherapy, NY
Intake Coordinator, Brooklyn Women’s Counseling Services, Brooklyn, NY
Intern, Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center, Albany, NY
Intern, Residential Program for Young Women, St. Anne’s Institute, Albany, NY
Group Therapy Intern, Capital District Psychiatric Hospital, Albany, NY
Certificate Program in Trauma Studies, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, NY
NY License 011532; FL Registered Telehealth Provider TPMC2824

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Dianna Calderon-Triminio, LMHC

Dianna Calderon-Triminio, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Supervisor

Despite the many challenges life may bring, I want to remind you that you possess strength and resiliency.

You may not believe you do. Yet you are here, taking a brave step towards positive change. And that’s where healing begins.

 You might be experiencing relationship or family problems, struggle with negative thoughts, or resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms. You may have been exposed to trauma that remains unresolved. Or perhaps you are feeling irritable, angry, or worthless, yet you don’t know why or what to do about these emotions.

Let’s collaborate to find your inner strength, restore your self-worth, adopt healthy communication, coping, and emotional regulation skills, set and maintain effective boundaries with yourself and others. In the end, you will feel empowered to heal past sorrows, navigate current stressors, and live your life on your terms.

I learned about psychology in high school and felt absolutely intrigued by it. It became a way to understand my family’s challenges and be a sounding board for others. So pursuing a career as a mental health provider seemed fitting. Every day, I’m amazed by how my patients come in to work on their issues and blossom into the best version of themselves!

Unique approach
My approach is eclectic, person-centered, warm, and welcoming. I want you to step into this space without fear of judgement, feeling safe to open up and embark on a journey of exploration, growth, healing, and recovery.

I’m here to listen with intention and help you understand what you may struggle to put into words. And I’m honored to guide and encourage you in this transformation.

Specialties
I work with adults, mostly 25-55 years old, of various social, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. I’m passionate about helping my clients develop self-care practices, nourish their self-worth, and establish boundaries with themselves and others to reclaim their voices.

I offer online therapy in English and Spanish.

My treatment specialties include:
Anger
Anxiety
Co-dependency
Depression
Family conflict
Relationship issues
Damaging habits
Trauma and PTSD

Modalities
Psychodynamic therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Trauma-focused therapy

Experience and Education
B.A in Psychology, Universidad Catόlica de Honduras, C.A.
M.A., Mental Health Counseling, The City College of New York
NY License 006149; FL Registered Telehealth Provider TPMC2807

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Debleena Das, Psy.D.

Debleena Das, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist | Supervisor

When life challenges you, it’s easy to isolate, lash out, or repress the pain. Loss or trauma may darken your days. Difficult transitions and relationship problems might seem like giant mountains to climb. And overwhelming emotions may keep you from moving forward.

I’m here to help you manage your stressors, challenge negative patterns, and heal emotional wounds. We’ll work on building your self-worth, improving relational skills, and overcoming hardship so you can live to the fullest.

I learned about psychology in 4th grade and decided that’s what I wanted to do when I grew up! I always found human behavior fascinating and was told I had an innate ability to understand others’ emotions. I wanted to be a child psychologist. Yet, during my doctorate program, I realized I could see the inner child in most adults—so I decided to serve both.

Unique approach
My style is casual and warm, with a sprinkle of humor. I strive to practice from a client-centered and strength-based approach, tailoring treatment to your unique abilities, needs, and values. I take the time to appreciate your culture and family structure to see how they may impact your well-being.

The therapist-client relationship is paramount to me. I want you to feel comfortable sharing your concerns and good news too! My goal is to make this a safe and collaborative experience.

Specialties
I have worked with children and adults from multiple cultural and religious backgrounds, including Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Black, Hispanic and White. I also have experience with individuals from different gender identities, sexual orientations, and across the developmental spectrum. And I enjoy supporting fellow therapists as well!

I offer online therapy in English and Bengali.

My treatment specialties include:
Anxiety
Challenges affecting the LGBTQ+ community
Depression
Grief and loss
Life transitions

Experience and Education
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Widener University
Post-Doctoral Experience: Group Private Practice New York, NY & Scotch Plains, NJ
Doctoral Intern, Belmont Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA
Doctoral Intern, Preschool Family Intervention, Philadelphia, PA
School Psychology Practicum, Bensalem School District, PA
Practicum, Shalom Community Mental Health Center, Philadelphia, PA
Practicum, American Paradigm School, Philadelphia, PA
NY License 024422; NJ License 6553; FL Registered Telehealth Provider TPPY2019 

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Jessica Glazer, LCSW

Jessica Glazer, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Supervisor

Are you a middle-aged professional who’s thought about therapy, but perhaps been unsure of or felt undeserving of it in the past? Do you want to change negative thoughts and behaviors, but have had difficulty doing so, don’t know where to start, or don’t believe you can? Do you desire to feel more confident in yourself and in your life?

You may constantly question yourself and your decisions, accommodating others and neglecting your needs. You might be dissatisfied with your relationships, family, work, and even yourself, but you don’t know what to do about it. Or perhaps you are so scared of not taking the right step that you avoid taking any, so growth becomes incredibly challenging.

While obstacles are a natural part of everyone’s life journey, you deserve the opportunity to examine the emotional and mental blocks that may prevent you from living fully. Therapy offers a safe space to explore yourself deeply, learn valuable skills to help you move forward, and gain acceptance of the past. I’m here to help you rediscover your worth and reconnect with your mind and body, so you feel confident in yourself, your life choices, relationships, and path.

I entered the mental health field to work with people like you in a meaningful way, to make a genuine impact on their lives. I’m committed to supporting you with an open, compassionate heart and a collaborative, strength-focused spirit.

Unique approach
My extensive background in community mental health and forensic social work grants me unique insight and flexibility to serve clients with a wide range of mental health needs and life experiences.

Though I identify as a white, hetero, Jewish, cis-female, I strive to create a safe, welcoming, empathic space for all clients along the vast spectrum of sexual, gender, racial, religious, and ethnic identities.
My approach is rooted in mindfulness and skill-building practices. I love to start my sessions with guided meditations (as appropriate) and aim to teach practical skills to improve your relationship with yourself and others.

Specialties
I work with adults of any background. I offer in-person and/or online therapy.

My treatment specialties include:

Modalities

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Mindfulness-based practices

Experience and Education

  • M.S.W., Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, NY
  • Behavioral Health Therapist, Community Healthcare Network
  • Medical Social Worker, Access Community Health Center
  • Mental Health Clinician, Corizon Health, Rikers Island
  • Social Worker, Weston United ACT team
  • Intern, FEGS Continuing Day Program
  • Intern, Middle School 51
    NY License 082571; FL Registered Telehealth Provider TPSW2452

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Cidna Valentin, Ph.D

Cidna Valentin, Ph.D.

Clinical Director and Supervisor

Starting therapy might feel like taking a giant, scary leap. You may find it overwhelming or be skeptical about it. The uncertainty of the process and the discoveries ahead can seem daunting.

Yet, letting fear, shame, or the false perception of weakness become a barrier to your mental health may prolong your suffering. What would happen if you took the risk? If you jumped and allowed yourself to realize your full potential?

Whether you are facing interpersonal problems, carrying unresolved trauma, dealing with racial stress, burnout, or other issues, you belong here. This is your place to feel valued and heard. You’ll learn to recognize and communicate your needs, build confidence and self-compassion, and prioritize yourself without guilt.

Since childhood, I’ve been fascinated by people’s experiences and how they shape their views of themselves and the world. It’s an absolute privilege to be a keeper of your life story and help you stand in your power as you continue to write it.

Unique approach

As a clinician from diverse backgrounds, I’m committed to providing culturally-relevant and integrative care for everyone. My approach is collaborative, rooted in social justice, and adapted to your needs and goals.

Specialties

  • I work with primarily BIPOC adults, although I have experience with clients across the lifespan and various racial and ethnic identities. I’m passionate about creating healing spaces for underserved communities and supporting first-generation Americans as they navigate multiple cultural worlds. I provide online therapy in English and Haitian Kreyòl (non-native speaker).

 

My treatment specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Expatriation, migration, and acculturation problems
  • Global mental health or international psychology
  • Haitian mental health
  • Maternal mental health
  • Racial stress and trauma

 

Modalities

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Relational therapy

 

Experience and Education

  • Training and Quality Improvement Psychologist, Zanmi Lasante, Partners in Health (PIH), Haiti
  • Certification in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Global Mental Health Institute, Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Pre-doctoral Intern, Jewish Board for Family and Child Services (JBFCS)
  • Clinical Fellowship, Medgar Evers College Counseling Center
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • NY License 023922; FL Registered Telehealth Provider TPPY2008

 

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Nathilee Caldeira, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist | Founder and Director

Dr. Caldeira founded Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness, P.C. (Talking for Wellness) to encourage healthy practices that focus on increasing confidence and finding and maintaining successful intimate relationships.

We are experts in reducing anxiety, worry, and panic. We have expertise in teaching you skills and tools to cope with depression and trauma memories. You can learn and create healthy drinking habits.

We can help you gain clarity, set new goals, achieve and maintain them. Our approach is strength-based and solution-focused. We bring a unique blend of helping you develop compassionate awareness while simultaneously teaching you specific, well researched skills, tools and coping strategies.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Couples and Premarital Therapy
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Alcohol and other Substance Misuse

Experience and Education:

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University
  • Doctoral Internship, Columbia University
  • Co-authored articles in the areas of trauma and addiction
  • Grants: National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism
  • Psychology license NY 016933

Let's Talk About

Grief & Loss

Are risky behaviors taking a toll on your life?

Our therapy service offers a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore the underlying causes of self-destructive behavior, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and build a strong support system for lasting change.

Our Easy Process

How it Works

We offer a fast turnaround time from when you request a consultation so you can start working with a therapist as quickly as possible. Let’s Talk’s team of diverse and compassionate therapists are ready to help you heal and live your most fulfilling life.

Step 1

The first step is a 15-minute consultation with a therapist to assess whether we're a good fit. 

Step 2

Then we'll do a clinical assessment of your therapy needs in order to match you with the right therapist.

Step 3

We match you with a therapist that fit your needs and your preferences. We have a diverse team of therapists who serve people from all walks of life.

Step 4

Start therapy and start living a healthier, happier life!

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Grief & Loss

Losing a loved one can be one of life’s most difficult experiences, leaving you feeling lost, overwhelmed, and alone.

Do I need Grief Therapy?

Grief is a normal, healthy response to loss.

We feel hurt, sad, afraid, and lonely when we lose someone because of how much we cared about them. Everyone experiences grief in their own way – some will feel the pain of grief for a few days, some for a few months, and others will continue to grieve for years.

Sometimes the grieving process is delayed. The feelings of loss may not set in for a period of time, only to emerge once our caretaking responsibilities have ended.

In some cases, grief can happen around other types of loss. The loss of one’s health, loss of career or educational opportunity, loss of a role (e.g., being a parent), and so forth. We might grieve the life we once had and the future we looked forward to having.

No matter what brought about your grief, and no matter how long you’ve been struggling with the loss, therapy can help – especially if the grief process has become unhealthy or dysfunctional. Some common indicators of potentially unhealthy grief might include:

Our therapy service for grief and loss is designed to provide a safe and compassionate space where you can process your emotions, find meaning and purpose in your loss, and develop effective coping strategies to navigate your grief journey.

We’re here to support you every step of the way as you heal and begin to find hope and peace again.

Our Easy Process

How it Works

We offer a fast turnaround time from when you request a consultation so you can start working with a therapist as quickly as possible. Let’s Talk’s team of diverse and compassionate therapists are ready to help you heal and live your most fulfilling life.

Step 1

The first step is a 15-minute consultation with a therapist to assess whether we're a good fit. 

Step 2

Then we'll do a clinical assessment of your therapy needs in order to match you with the right therapist.

Step 3

We match you with a therapist that fit your needs and your preferences. We have a diverse team of therapists who serve people from all walks of life.

Step 4

Start therapy and start living a healthier, happier life!

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Healing from Trauma

Trauma can have a profound and lasting impact on a person’s life, making it difficult to function and thrive.

Trauma can come from anywhere, and not all causes of trauma affect everyone the same way.

Some of the most common causes include: Sexual assault, Physical assault, Childhood abuse (sexual, physical, emotional), Experiencing or witnessing domestic violence, Car accidents, Death of a loved one, Serious medical complications, Military combat, Surviving torture, Religious trauma and spiritual distress, or even witnessing one of these things happening to someone else.

Much like throwing a stone into still water, the initial shock sends ripples out that affect other parts of life. Posttraumatic stress affects your entire person, derails your ability to trust others, negatively affects your capacity to manage your emotions, and affects your capacity to function and be happy.   

Recovering from trauma is a unique and personal journey. Let’s Talk team of diverse and experienced therapists help individuals from all walks of life to heal from a variety of traumatic experiences, including those related to generational patterns, race, gender, sexuality, and more.

Let us guide you on your journey toward healing, resilience, and a brighter future.

Our Easy Process

How it Works

We offer a fast turnaround time from when you request a consultation so you can start working with a therapist as quickly as possible. Let’s Talk’s team of diverse and compassionate therapists are ready to help you heal and live your most fulfilling life.

Step 1

The first step is a 15-minute consultation with a therapist to assess whether we're a good fit. 

Step 2

Then we'll do a clinical assessment of your therapy needs in order to match you with the right therapist.

Step 3

We match you with a therapist that fit your needs and your preferences. We have a diverse team of therapists who serve people from all walks of life.

Step 4

Start therapy and start living a healthier, happier life!

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Anxiety & Depression

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Living with anxiety can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our anxiety therapy service provides personalized support and guidance to help you manage symptoms, build coping skills, and improve your overall well-being. We’re here to listen, offer practical solutions, and help you find relief from the burden of anxiety.

Do I need therapy for anxiety?

Anxiety is a motivational emotional response to fear and stress, and some anxiety is actually quite helpful.  For example, you might feel anxious about being fired for showing up late for work, and so your anxiety motivates you to get there on time.  

However, many people struggle with unhelpful, unhealthy levels of anxiety, which can look like: Racing thoughts, Persistent and excessive worry, Worrying about everything, Difficulty controlling the worry, Restlessness , Fatigue, Difficulty focusing, Irritability, Muscle tension, Sleep issues, and Panic attacks.  

It doesn’t have to be that way.  Therapy for anxiety can help you confront your fears, cope in healthy ways, and enjoy a life of wellness. 

Contact us to get started.

Depression can take a heavy toll on your life, affecting your energy levels, relationships, and overall quality of life. Our depression therapy service is tailored to your unique needs, providing a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, develop effective coping mechanisms, and regain control of your life. Our experienced therapists are dedicated to helping you find the support and guidance you need to overcome depression and live a fulfilling life.

Do I need therapy for depression?

According to the CDC, depression is the leading cause of disability In the US for ages 15-44. So many people go undiagnosed, are unable to access treatment, and or try to numb out their symptoms with alcohol, food, or drugs.

People who live in big cities are particularly at risk due to the strain of living in such a big city – the fast pace, the high cost of living, the isolation, you name it. Despite being surrounded by millions of people, so many of us feel alone and isolated.

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Our Easy Process

How it Works

We offer a fast turnaround time from when you request a consultation so you can start working with a therapist as quickly as possible. Let’s Talk’s team of diverse and compassionate therapists are ready to help you heal and live your most fulfilling life.

Click to Schedule an Appointment
Step 1

The first step is a 15-minute consultation with a therapist to assess whether we're a good fit. 

Step 2

Then we'll do a clinical assessment of your therapy needs in order to match you with the right therapist.

Step 3

We match you with a therapist that fit your needs and your preferences. We have a diverse team of therapists who serve people from all walks of life.

Step 4

Start therapy and start living a healthier, happier life!

Let's Talk About

Anxiety & Depression

Living with anxiety can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our anxiety therapy service provides personalized support and guidance to help you manage symptoms, build coping skills, and improve your overall well-being. We’re here to listen, offer practical solutions, and help you find relief from the burden of anxiety.

Do I need therapy for anxiety?

Anxiety is a motivational emotional response to fear and stress, and some anxiety is actually quite helpful.  For example, you might feel anxious about being fired for showing up late for work, and so your anxiety motivates you to get there on time.  

However, many people struggle with unhelpful, unhealthy levels of anxiety, which can look like: Racing thoughts, Persistent and excessive worry, Worrying about everything, Difficulty controlling the worry, Restlessness , Fatigue, Difficulty focusing, Irritability, Muscle tension, Sleep issues, and Panic attacks.  

It doesn’t have to be that way.  Therapy for anxiety can help you confront your fears, cope in healthy ways, and enjoy a life of wellness. 

Contact us to get started.

Depression can take a heavy toll on your life, affecting your energy levels, relationships, and overall quality of life. Our depression therapy service is tailored to your unique needs, providing a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, develop effective coping mechanisms, and regain control of your life. Our experienced therapists are dedicated to helping you find the support and guidance you need to overcome depression and live a fulfilling life.

Do I need therapy for depression?

According to the CDC, depression is the leading cause of disability In the US for ages 15-44. So many people go undiagnosed, are unable to access treatment, and or try to numb out their symptoms with alcohol, food, or drugs.

People who live in big cities are particularly at risk due to the strain of living in such a big city – the fast pace, the high cost of living, the isolation, you name it. Despite being surrounded by millions of people, so many of us feel alone and isolated.

Our Easy Process

How it Works

We offer a fast turnaround time from when you request a consultation so you can start working with a therapist as quickly as possible. Let’s Talk’s team of diverse and compassionate therapists are ready to help you heal and live your most fulfilling life.

Step 1

The first step is a 15-minute consultation with a therapist to assess whether we're a good fit. 

Step 2

Then we'll do a clinical assessment of your therapy needs in order to match you with the right therapist.

Step 3

We match you with a therapist that fit your needs and your preferences. We have a diverse team of therapists who serve people from all walks of life.

Step 4

Start therapy and start living a healthier, happier life!

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