Therapists in Chinatown, New York NY
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". I'm here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. My goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, identify how you can become the best version of yourself, and be confident in the resilient person you are. If you want to work towards positive change in mind and body wellness, I'm ready when you are. I am an LCSW accepting clients in both California and New York. Send me an email to schedule a free phone consultation today! One of my favorite quotes... "You’re so hard on yourself. Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life: at the grief that softened you, at the heartache that wisened you, at the suffering that strengthened you. Despite everything, You still grow. Be proud of this.” —Unknown
14 Years Experience
I see myself as an intuitive, creative, informed, and highly trained Clinical Psychologist that provides a safe, nonjudgmental, and transformative environment. Therapy with me fosters a deep sense of engagement and connection, a sense of feeling heard and understood, and clarity where there was previously ambiguity. I have a passion for the importance of relationships, authentic living, self-acceptance, and the complex experiences of those who hold multiple identities. I specialize in hard to talk about topics that are often stigmatized or concealed. I treat clients who are dealing with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, co-dependency, interpersonal problems (i.e., couples therapy, sex therapy), stigma/discrimination, childhood/adult sexual trauma, shame and guilt (among others). I specialize in non-traditional/diverse relationships and sexuality, complex PTSD, LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy, and the unique stressors of being a creative. I work well with curious individuals who are motivated to grow, share, be vulnerable, and play in therapy and in their lives. Creativity and curiosity in psychotherapy allows both of us to explore, question, imagine, and reflect on thoughts and experiences with depth and authenticity. Together we explore more flexible ways of thinking and relating to others. I offer evidence-based therapies from a curious, nonjudgmental philosophy. No matter where you have been, evidence-based therapies focus on changing the now. I strive to help my clients experience the world mindfully, and in accordance with their personal values. Through our work in cultivating an affirming, authentic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, I provide support while we collaboratively deconstruct what is causing distress in your life and preventing you from being your most effective and authentic self. Individual therapy facilitates insight and growth, becoming more effective at actualizing your values, and building more authentic relationships with yourself and with others. While there are many forms of therapy you can pursue, my expertise is in time-limited, evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT), the Unified Protocol for emotional disorders, and third wave CBT such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness based interventions. (I do have experience in, and practice, an eclectic arrangement of other modalities as well-- when applicable or specifically requested.) We explore thoughts, beliefs, and understanding, while also prioritizing behavioral processes that focus on your contexts and the functions of how you relate to your internal experiences. CBT is designed to help individuals notice and shift their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to get relief from painful emotions such as anxiety and sadness.
11 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Me: I am warm, informal, highly engaging and I care deeply about my clients because I want them to feel better. Effectively, this means I am trying to work myself out of a job *grin*, but that truly is the goal, right?, to help you feel better so you can live your best life! I infuse humor into sessions when and if appropriate because laughter and joy is a form of medicine in and of itself and therapy doesn't have to be 100% intense and serious every step of the way. Clients with whom I work consistently report positive growth and an overall improvement in their quality of life. My favorite quote from a client after a few sessions of EMDR therapy together is: "I don't know what kind of witch doctor you are, but this sh*t works!" While I am neither a witch nor a doctor, I am committed to supporting my clients as they grow into and/or reclaim their own similar feeling of success.
16 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Certified psychodramatist (CP)
I am an LCSW and Certified psychodramatist . I treat children, adolescents, and adults who are confronting a wide range of challenges. With experience in treating alcoholism and addictions, my focus is on helping people recover from a history of severe trauma, sexual abuse, and narcissistic abuse.
19 Years Experience
Therapist, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
As a licensed creative arts therapist & music psychotherapist, I use a an integrative, trauma-informed, humanistic, person centered and often somatic approach to growth & healing. I utilize music, art, play therapy and mindfulness, as well as traditional talk therapy, to foster self-expression and exploration in order to access and process challenging experiences, while nurturing self-discovery, acceptance, self-compassion & forgiveness. Much of my experience is in working with young children with emotional and behavioral challenges, often experiencing trauma or neglect, as well as adults.
12 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
If there is a 'right time' for therapy, that time is now. Get unstuck. Fight back. Be brave. Be bold. Face things head-on, and make change happen. Contact me today, and we can start getting you to full-strength and back into your life.
10 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MHC-LP
Our team has experience with a wide range of presenting concerns and treatment modalities. Our approach is holistic, individualized and affirming.
12 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, M.A., LMHC
Hi! I'm Alvina and I want to commend you on taking this step to start or restart therapy! I can't wait to learn more about you, but first please allow me to share a little about myself and my work with clients. As a teenager I realized the lack of conversations and understanding about mental health within the West Indian community. In my experience anxiety, depression, or self-esteem challenges were easily overlooked due to my age, and gender. The unspoken assumption that there were “bigger problems” to deal with, left me feeling overwhelmingly defeated. I quickly realized that with a safe space I could process the pressure of cookie-cutter life paths and highlight reels. I developed a stronger sense of confidence to cut through the noise and honor my own needs with greater self-love. I hope to provide the same space for you! Together, we will gain insight into your core beliefs, attachment styles, and relationships that may be keeping you stagnant or misaligned to your goals. I encourage you to freely express all aspects of your identity, as I strongly believe that is the key to showing up unapologetically in the world. If you are ready to jump into your self-empowerment journey please connect with me, and let's begin!
4 Years Experience
In our work together, we will explore the hidden thoughts and feelings, the pleasures and pains, the wishes, the memories that have been stored and possibly repressed. Together, we will explore YOU, the way you have lived and how you want your life to look. We will talk about the worries and anxieties that have been weighing heavily on you. We will find paths by which you can free yourself from suffering and begin to live the life that you choose and wish for.
13 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCAT
Welcome! I am so happy you are here. I help professional women develop a deeper understanding of their stressors and achieve greater life harmony. Individual and group sessions opening now. Contact me today to find out more! I provide holistic, creative approaches to wellness through therapy with a coaching-style. By creating an environment of self-discovery, you will explore practical and integrative tools that support your natural emotional self and ignite your wellness. You will leave with a new understanding of yourself and your unique authenticity. I believe in a collaborative approach to counseling to facilitate healing and personal growth. This is your one life, let's recreate it together!
21 Years Experience