Suah Kim
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Offers online therapy
My approach is relational with special attention to your cultural context and how your racial/ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and other identities have shaped your life.
Whether you're trying therapy for the first time, resuming treatment, or looking for a better fit, you're making healthful steps to taking care of yourself. It may be that you want to alleviate your depressed mood, increase your self-esteem, reduce your anxiety, understand yourself and needs better, or learn how to have healthy relationships. You may also have past unresolved issues or are hard on yourself. The problem may not always be you but the environment you're in. I'll approach you with warmth, empathy, and non-judgment in understanding/making meaning of your current distress and help you identify your personal growth goals.
(929) 244-4266
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Brooklyn, NY 11242
Offers online therapy
My approach is relational with special attention to your cultural context and how your racial/ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and other identities have shaped your life.
Whether you're trying therapy for the first time, resuming treatment, or looking for a better fit, you're making healthful steps to taking care of yourself. It may be that you want to alleviate your depressed mood, increase your self-esteem, reduce your anxiety, understand yourself and needs better, or learn how to have healthy relationships. You may also have past unresolved issues or are hard on yourself. The problem may not always be you but the environment you're in. I'll approach you with warmth, empathy, and non-judgment in understanding/making meaning of your current distress and help you identify your personal growth goals.
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Miriam Eisenberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
As a mindfulness and somatic-based therapist, I offer powerful tools of transformation for people to open to, heal with, and befriend all parts of themselves. My therapeutic approach centers on creating the space for each individual to discover ways to utilize their innate untapped wisdom as an ally in their healing. I believe mindfulness and somatic-based interventions are accessible to anyone to help investigate and transform core beliefs and re-evaluate thought patterns. I aim to facilitate an experiential, relational, somatic, and person-centered experience for my clients integrating Somatic Experiencing® techniques, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and meditation.
(516) 217-8827
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
As a mindfulness and somatic-based therapist, I offer powerful tools of transformation for people to open to, heal with, and befriend all parts of themselves. My therapeutic approach centers on creating the space for each individual to discover ways to utilize their innate untapped wisdom as an ally in their healing. I believe mindfulness and somatic-based interventions are accessible to anyone to help investigate and transform core beliefs and re-evaluate thought patterns. I aim to facilitate an experiential, relational, somatic, and person-centered experience for my clients integrating Somatic Experiencing® techniques, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and meditation.
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Kelly Mendonca
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples across the life span to address issues related to trauma, attachment, depression and anxiety. I work within a client-centered, non-judgmental framework to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship with my clients, and my approach is informed by my training in relational psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral theories (CBT).
(646) 798-6805
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples across the life span to address issues related to trauma, attachment, depression and anxiety. I work within a client-centered, non-judgmental framework to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship with my clients, and my approach is informed by my training in relational psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral theories (CBT).
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Samantha Linet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Offers online therapy
Ram Dass said "We’re all just walking each other home.” While this journey home is beautiful and unique, at times, it can be treacherous and lonely, as we all face obstacles and barriers along the way. As your therapist, I see myself as your travel companion – someone to help you identify, navigate, and overcome whatever obstacles you face on your journey. Using an integrative approach, I blend more traditional psychodynamic and relational therapies with evidence-based modalities, including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I am specially trained in trauma-informed approaches, as
(347) 647-2663
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Brooklyn, NY 11222
Offers online therapy
Ram Dass said "We’re all just walking each other home.” While this journey home is beautiful and unique, at times, it can be treacherous and lonely, as we all face obstacles and barriers along the way. As your therapist, I see myself as your travel companion – someone to help you identify, navigate, and overcome whatever obstacles you face on your journey. Using an integrative approach, I blend more traditional psychodynamic and relational therapies with evidence-based modalities, including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I am specially trained in trauma-informed approaches, as
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Cristen Van Vleet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
I use a relational, anti-racist, future-oriented lens in her collaborative work with clients.
Taking the first step into therapy can seem like a herculean effort. We all have the capacity for change, but life can distract us from knowing our true selves. I will create a space where you can feel seen and heard, where there are no wrong questions. Together, we will navigate the obstacles through a foundation of trust, transparency and maybe even some humor. I am comfortable with the uncomfortable and am deeply committed to creating a space where clients can show up as their most authentic selves. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between two humans, and that goodness-of-fit is crucial to a healthy relationship.
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
I use a relational, anti-racist, future-oriented lens in her collaborative work with clients.
Taking the first step into therapy can seem like a herculean effort. We all have the capacity for change, but life can distract us from knowing our true selves. I will create a space where you can feel seen and heard, where there are no wrong questions. Together, we will navigate the obstacles through a foundation of trust, transparency and maybe even some humor. I am comfortable with the uncomfortable and am deeply committed to creating a space where clients can show up as their most authentic selves. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between two humans, and that goodness-of-fit is crucial to a healthy relationship.
Sean Hershey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Offers online therapy
If you want to better understand your relational patterns, you're in the right place.
Relax. Stay awhile. You deserve to feel heard and understood. I help people in their teens, 20s, and 30s understand relationships and build closer, more loving connections. All genders and sexual orientations are warmly welcome. My approach is collaborative, relaxed, and conversational. I don't lecture you and I don't "teach" you. We work together. I identify as gay, and that experience of otherness has always informed my therapy practice and my stance as a clinician. An anti-oppressive lens is central to my work.
(646) 849-3293
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Brooklyn, NY 11230
Offers online therapy
If you want to better understand your relational patterns, you're in the right place.
Relax. Stay awhile. You deserve to feel heard and understood. I help people in their teens, 20s, and 30s understand relationships and build closer, more loving connections. All genders and sexual orientations are warmly welcome. My approach is collaborative, relaxed, and conversational. I don't lecture you and I don't "teach" you. We work together. I identify as gay, and that experience of otherness has always informed my therapy practice and my stance as a clinician. An anti-oppressive lens is central to my work.
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Mary Walters
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
My role as a therapist is to establish a secure, nurturing environment, one that allows for vulnerability, risk-taking, ambiguity and discomfort, one that fuels self-exploration and promotes healing. I view the therapeutic alliance as being mutual and collaborative and aim for therapy to be an empowering, dynamic process driven by the client’s therapeutic goals. I believe the greater the collaboration between Therapist and Client, the more effective the process will be. My theoretical approach is both holistic and integrative, with roots in CBT, ACT and relational-cultural theory, all within a mind-body framework.
(646) 798-4458
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
My role as a therapist is to establish a secure, nurturing environment, one that allows for vulnerability, risk-taking, ambiguity and discomfort, one that fuels self-exploration and promotes healing. I view the therapeutic alliance as being mutual and collaborative and aim for therapy to be an empowering, dynamic process driven by the client’s therapeutic goals. I believe the greater the collaboration between Therapist and Client, the more effective the process will be. My theoretical approach is both holistic and integrative, with roots in CBT, ACT and relational-cultural theory, all within a mind-body framework.
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Shari Appollon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Offers online therapy
I integrate psychodynamic & Relational psychoanalytic approaches towards addressing your therapeutic needs.
Taking the initial step to start therapy isn't easy & you've already begun the process by looking for a clinician online. You're worth the time & effort it takes to find "a good fit" in today's fast paced world.
(718) 866-3549
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Brooklyn, NY 11242
Offers online therapy
I integrate psychodynamic & Relational psychoanalytic approaches towards addressing your therapeutic needs.
Taking the initial step to start therapy isn't easy & you've already begun the process by looking for a clinician online. You're worth the time & effort it takes to find "a good fit" in today's fast paced world.
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Heather Gay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons, including relationship and professional frustrations or issues related to depression and anxiety. The therapeutic process can focus on many themes at once, while we move towards helping you create a happier, more satisfying life. I take a relational approach in my work, utilizing the safe and trusting relationship we build together to reflect on life stressors that present themselves. While we will work collaboratively, your treatment will be driven by you and the areas you want to focus on.
(646) 859-4632
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Brooklyn, NY 11215
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons, including relationship and professional frustrations or issues related to depression and anxiety. The therapeutic process can focus on many themes at once, while we move towards helping you create a happier, more satisfying life. I take a relational approach in my work, utilizing the safe and trusting relationship we build together to reflect on life stressors that present themselves. While we will work collaboratively, your treatment will be driven by you and the areas you want to focus on.
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Anna Gurgenidze
Counselor, PhD, LMHC Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Offers online therapy
I work in a contemporary psychodynamic relational framework.
Feelings have a way of getting to us despite our best efforts. Cultural prescriptions for navigating our emotional experiences can easily lead to confusion and frustration. The recent crisis has further shaken the foundations of our security and stirred up previously hidden inner conflicts for many. If you are struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, fear, loss, insecurity or relationship difficulties psychotherapy is likely an excellent option for you.
(646) 921-6679
Verified

Brooklyn, NY 11222
Offers online therapy
I work in a contemporary psychodynamic relational framework.
Feelings have a way of getting to us despite our best efforts. Cultural prescriptions for navigating our emotional experiences can easily lead to confusion and frustration. The recent crisis has further shaken the foundations of our security and stirred up previously hidden inner conflicts for many. If you are struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, fear, loss, insecurity or relationship difficulties psychotherapy is likely an excellent option for you.
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Alex Cristina-Garcia (Sobieraj)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Offers online therapy
Most importantly, I work collaboratively and relationally with my clients to find the approach that would be most fruitful to their experience in an attempt to reach greater understanding and insight about relational/behavioral patterns.
I offer a nonjudgmental, empathic, and genuine approach with all of my clients. I bring empathy into every interaction I have with every person & I operate from a radical, social justice, abolitionist, anti-oppressive perspective. I incorporate the Liberation Health Framework into my work, paying close attention to how oppression/systems affect everyone's experiences moving through the world. My identity as a queer mixed race woman of color strongly influences my practice and work with clients. I have experience working with QTPOC communities, disenfranchised & marginalized identities, and folks navigating mental health challenges.
(347) 218-9756
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Brooklyn, NY 11217
Offers online therapy
Most importantly, I work collaboratively and relationally with my clients to find the approach that would be most fruitful to their experience in an attempt to reach greater understanding and insight about relational/behavioral patterns.
I offer a nonjudgmental, empathic, and genuine approach with all of my clients. I bring empathy into every interaction I have with every person & I operate from a radical, social justice, abolitionist, anti-oppressive perspective. I incorporate the Liberation Health Framework into my work, paying close attention to how oppression/systems affect everyone's experiences moving through the world. My identity as a queer mixed race woman of color strongly influences my practice and work with clients. I have experience working with QTPOC communities, disenfranchised & marginalized identities, and folks navigating mental health challenges.
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Julia Fragias
Counselor, MA, LMT, LMHC Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Offers online therapy
I address the issues and concerns of my clients with techniques informed by psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and relational approaches.
Many people find themselves stuck in repetitive patterns of behavior and thinking that do not serve their well-being. Therapy helps to identify and examine these patterns in order to understand how and why they affect our sense of self, our moods, and our relationships in negative ways. Together we will uncover new ways of thinking and relating, and learn how to apply them in your life. The therapy room is a healing and safe space in which we can collaboratively explore the obstacles preventing you from fully achieving your life goals and break the painful patterns of relating to yourself and others.
(646) 867-0271
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Brooklyn, NY 11230
Offers online therapy
I address the issues and concerns of my clients with techniques informed by psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and relational approaches.
Many people find themselves stuck in repetitive patterns of behavior and thinking that do not serve their well-being. Therapy helps to identify and examine these patterns in order to understand how and why they affect our sense of self, our moods, and our relationships in negative ways. Together we will uncover new ways of thinking and relating, and learn how to apply them in your life. The therapy room is a healing and safe space in which we can collaboratively explore the obstacles preventing you from fully achieving your life goals and break the painful patterns of relating to yourself and others.
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Antonia McMaster
PhD Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Offers online therapy
My approach is relational psychodynamic, with an eye towards what historical and intergenerational trauma may have brought my patients to therapy.
I am a post-doctoral clinical psychologist who offers individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan seeking treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief and bereavement. I also believe individual and group therapy offers an opportunity for exploration of questions not necessarily tied to discrete symptoms, including those related to identity and interpersonal relationships.
(646) 681-5439
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Brooklyn, NY 11217
Offers online therapy
My approach is relational psychodynamic, with an eye towards what historical and intergenerational trauma may have brought my patients to therapy.
I am a post-doctoral clinical psychologist who offers individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan seeking treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief and bereavement. I also believe individual and group therapy offers an opportunity for exploration of questions not necessarily tied to discrete symptoms, including those related to identity and interpersonal relationships.
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Kimberly Bush
Licensed Psychoanalyst, ATR-BC, LCAT, LP Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238
I have been practicing psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, and children for over 30 years. I am licensed as a Psychoanalyst and Creative Arts Therapist, as well as having certifications as a Child Life Specialist and Sandplay Practitioner. My practice is rooted in building a compassionate and collaborative relationship with my clients while providing a safe space for sharing and working through difficult experiences and feelings. I use a relational and humanistic approach to address issues related to attachment, trauma and recovery, bereavement and grief, depression and anxiety, and the impact of medical or healthcare diagnoses.
(917) 791-6188
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
I have been practicing psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, and children for over 30 years. I am licensed as a Psychoanalyst and Creative Arts Therapist, as well as having certifications as a Child Life Specialist and Sandplay Practitioner. My practice is rooted in building a compassionate and collaborative relationship with my clients while providing a safe space for sharing and working through difficult experiences and feelings. I use a relational and humanistic approach to address issues related to attachment, trauma and recovery, bereavement and grief, depression and anxiety, and the impact of medical or healthcare diagnoses.
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Amaranta Medina-Seabright
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Offers online therapy
I approach traditional talk therapy with a combination of psychodynamic, humanistic, and relational theories. If words alone cannot fully capture a feeling or experience, I offer art therapy as a tool to achieve deeper understanding. Regardless of the technique, at the center of my practice is my belief that the alliance between the client and therapist is the most vital component to therapy. My goal is to create a space in which you feel safe, seen, and heard. My hope is that the people with whom I work feel comfortable enough to explore the complexities of their everyday lives and empowered to make positive changes.
(917) 970-1985
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Brooklyn, NY 11205
Offers online therapy
I approach traditional talk therapy with a combination of psychodynamic, humanistic, and relational theories. If words alone cannot fully capture a feeling or experience, I offer art therapy as a tool to achieve deeper understanding. Regardless of the technique, at the center of my practice is my belief that the alliance between the client and therapist is the most vital component to therapy. My goal is to create a space in which you feel safe, seen, and heard. My hope is that the people with whom I work feel comfortable enough to explore the complexities of their everyday lives and empowered to make positive changes.
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Ryan Selzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Offers online therapy
My training at The Ackerman Institute for the Family in relational family and couples therapy informs my approach.
As a licensed psychotherapy I work with individuals, couples, families and adolescents (13+). My work with families and couples focuses on lack of communication, life transitions & changes, loss of intimacy and learning coping skills to regulate emotional and behavioral issues that have been identified. I specialize in adolescents and adults struggling with self-esteem, identity formation, relationships issues, anxiety and depression.
(929) 238-8403
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Brooklyn, NY 11217
Offers online therapy
My training at The Ackerman Institute for the Family in relational family and couples therapy informs my approach.
As a licensed psychotherapy I work with individuals, couples, families and adolescents (13+). My work with families and couples focuses on lack of communication, life transitions & changes, loss of intimacy and learning coping skills to regulate emotional and behavioral issues that have been identified. I specialize in adolescents and adults struggling with self-esteem, identity formation, relationships issues, anxiety and depression.
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Patricia Cremins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS, Ed Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
I have trained in evidence-based approaches to depression, anxiety, PTSD, family and relational conflict, and behavioral and emotional issues in adults, children and adolescents: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Brief Strategic Family Therapy and Metallization Based Treatment modalities.
I am a psychotherapist with over twelve years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Some people come to therapy for help with depression, anxiety, or concerns about substance use. Some are facing obstacles in their careers or relationships. Others wish to help their children with behavioral, emotional or academic issues. Within a warm and supportive environment, I will help clarify your goals and work towards them. We will identify negative patterns, and ways to cope. I am trained to assist those who feel overwhelmed because of past events and current stresses.
(646) 832-2525
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
I have trained in evidence-based approaches to depression, anxiety, PTSD, family and relational conflict, and behavioral and emotional issues in adults, children and adolescents: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Brief Strategic Family Therapy and Metallization Based Treatment modalities.
I am a psychotherapist with over twelve years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Some people come to therapy for help with depression, anxiety, or concerns about substance use. Some are facing obstacles in their careers or relationships. Others wish to help their children with behavioral, emotional or academic issues. Within a warm and supportive environment, I will help clarify your goals and work towards them. We will identify negative patterns, and ways to cope. I am trained to assist those who feel overwhelmed because of past events and current stresses.
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Dorian G Dammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSEd, LMHC, RYT Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Offers online therapy
My approach helps turn insight into ACTION to help you remain in an optimal emotional state while improving personal and relational happiness.
Difficulties finding your personal power and autonomy? Difficulties with cultivating resiliency? Difficulties with learning and growing from challenging events or persons in your life? If you are tired of doing what “feels” comfortable and avoiding what doesn’t; if you are plagued with thoughts or feelings that you are not “good enough” and tired of the stress, fear, anxiety and depression associated with it, then I am the therapist for YOU. Work with individuals is done to develop a healthy ego that will allow them to be more adaptive, flexible and resilient in how they respond to challenging circumstances in their lives.
(347) 679-6303
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Brooklyn, NY 11219
Offers online therapy
My approach helps turn insight into ACTION to help you remain in an optimal emotional state while improving personal and relational happiness.
Difficulties finding your personal power and autonomy? Difficulties with cultivating resiliency? Difficulties with learning and growing from challenging events or persons in your life? If you are tired of doing what “feels” comfortable and avoiding what doesn’t; if you are plagued with thoughts or feelings that you are not “good enough” and tired of the stress, fear, anxiety and depression associated with it, then I am the therapist for YOU. Work with individuals is done to develop a healthy ego that will allow them to be more adaptive, flexible and resilient in how they respond to challenging circumstances in their lives.
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Shahrzad (Sherry) Sadighim
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Offers online therapy
I primarily use relational approaches which emphasize the critical role of human relationships in mental health.
To be fully alive means to experience the whole gamut of human emotions, including the uncomfortable ones like anxiety, sadness, anger, and shame. Paradoxically, the more fully we feel our feelings, the less intense and problematic they become over time! My job is to help people develop the skills to better recognize, understand, and tolerate their feelings, and in so doing, expand their capacity for pleasurable and joyful emotions.
(516) 701-3163
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Brooklyn, NY 11215
Offers online therapy
I primarily use relational approaches which emphasize the critical role of human relationships in mental health.
To be fully alive means to experience the whole gamut of human emotions, including the uncomfortable ones like anxiety, sadness, anger, and shame. Paradoxically, the more fully we feel our feelings, the less intense and problematic they become over time! My job is to help people develop the skills to better recognize, understand, and tolerate their feelings, and in so doing, expand their capacity for pleasurable and joyful emotions.
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Anna Morgan-Mullane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-R Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic orientation is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Therapy, and substance abuse/12 step recovery models.
I believe in a therapeutic partnership which allows for the client to guide treatment. I am trained in and employ several long-term clinical models as well as short-term evidence based practices which offer a variety of opportunities for clients to address all of their needs. My work is grounded in anti-oppressive and trauma responsive practices which helps us get to the root of the individual's challenges and symptoms. My approach is supportive, encouraging, and thoughtful as I firmly believe this work is most effective when the individual feels empowered and safe.
(646) 760-3174
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Brooklyn, NY 11215
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic orientation is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Therapy, and substance abuse/12 step recovery models.
I believe in a therapeutic partnership which allows for the client to guide treatment. I am trained in and employ several long-term clinical models as well as short-term evidence based practices which offer a variety of opportunities for clients to address all of their needs. My work is grounded in anti-oppressive and trauma responsive practices which helps us get to the root of the individual's challenges and symptoms. My approach is supportive, encouraging, and thoughtful as I firmly believe this work is most effective when the individual feels empowered and safe.

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If you're looking for Relational Therapy in Brooklyn or for a Brooklyn Relational therapist these professionals provide relational therapy and relational psychotherapy. They include Relational therapists, Relational psychologists, Relational psychotherapists and Relational counselors.

Relational life therapy in Brooklyn offers strategies to combat marital dysfunction and restore harmony in relationships. Couples--those recovering from affairs, traumatic events, or a lull in passion--can find RLT helpful. To repair discord, the therapist identifies the main conflict upsetting the couples' emotional intimacy. Once the partners see how they both contribute to the problem, the therapist teaches them skills to improve the ways they relate to each other. Couples may see a change in their relationship within three to six months.