KATARZYNA DLUGOSZ, MPsy, CASAC-G, LMHC, EMDR

I view psychotherapy as an opportunity to reach intellectual, emotional, and spiritual balance. Through uncovering the barriers that prevent us from reaching our potential we can become our true self. Psychotherapy can allow us to gain insight into a better understanding of ourselves and others, can teach us how to deal with and express emotions. It is a process that can enable us to learn new, more constructive ways of dealing with difficulties, and more enjoyable ways of relating to others and ourselves. It is a way to uncover clarity of our past, present, and future which can lead to peace of mind and wisdom of oneself and life.

My psychodynamic and psychoanalytic orientations can give me a deeper understanding of dynamics of my patients' problems. In a supportive and comfortable atmosphere I work towards helping them to gain control of their life, become aware of the cause of the problem, and find a way to change, accept or see things in different perspective.

I specialize in treatment of PTSD, complex PTSD, and immigration trauma. In my work I incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy EMDR and Flash Technique. These are non-traditional methods designed to allow the patient to process traumatic or distressing memories without feeling the distress. These approaches are intended for allowing the patient to experience deep and accelerated processing of material (painful thoughts, feelings, experiences caused by past, present, or future) that may be inaccessible in traditional talk therapy. Currently I am pursuing certification in the Havening Techniques®. While it’s not possible to provide any guarantees, these psychosensory therapies have been shown to be effective to treat trauma, addiction, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, panic, and somatizations.

I provide reports and other documentation necessary to assist my patients in receiving compensation (law suits) and in legal proceedings such as: no fault insurance, U-visa, divorce, domestic violence survivors, victims of traumatic experiences (i.e. accidents, assaults, attacks.) I have 16 years of experience working with Family, Criminal, and Immigration Courts.

I am a master's level psychologist and a Licensed Mental Health Couselor working and living in New York. Psychotherapy and self-growth are passions that accompanied my personal and professional life-path for the last 20 years.

I received bachelor and master’s degrees in clinical psychology from John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with GPA 4.0. I continued to develop my clinical skills at Fordham University, Long Island University, John Jay College, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, postgraduate program, where I received a two-year Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I completed extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing treatment (levels 1,2,3). I am also a NYS Credentialed Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Gambling Counselor, and NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

I started my clinical practice in an outpatient substance abuse clinic in Brooklyn that focused on cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approach in helping individuals suffering from addiction and co-dependency. Subsequently I worked in an outpatient mental health clinic in Manhattan that specializes in psychotherapy of posttraumatic stress disorder and related mood disorders in psychoanalytic approach. Currently I maintain a full-time private practice, I am a founder and director of Katarzyna Dlugosz Mental Health Counseling, PLLC.

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KYANA BRINDLE, MA, LMHC

My approach to therapy is person-centered and integrated, using psychodynamic psychotherapy combined with CBT intended to help you gain insight and awareness. Whether you are looking for relief from daily stressors, navigating a life transition, or wanting to deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships, I can provide a supportive and safe environment aimed to guide you through a collaborative, therapeutic process. Using techniques attuned to your unique and specific needs, I can work with you to address difficult emotional and mental health issues, gain perspective, and create the change you need to live a happier, healthier life.

While I work with a broad range of individuals, I also specialize in practicing psychotherapy that is LGBTQ+ affirmative. I offer a safe space to explore and address issues related to sexual and gender identities. I have a Master's in Couseling and Guidance, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Couselor.

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KAROLINA ZURAWICZ, M.S.C., MHC-LP

I like to think of therapy from a Body-Mind-Spirit perspective, a holistic approach that invites all our parts into the healing process, creating opportunities for change and growth. I believe therapy is a way for individuals to connect and access their own wisdom to make the changes for a life that is most inspiring and fulfilling. I combine elements of Western psychotherapy, Neuroscience and Eastern traditions—I draw from 20+ years of meditation, yoga, spirituality, and life coaching background as well as extensive training in traditional and current psychotherapy: CBT, NLP, EFT, Family Constellations, Mindfulness.

I invite people to explore areas that may be affecting them and make a transition from where they are to where they would like to be. We will identify potential areas of growth and ways to measure your progress. My style is a blend of compassion, kindness, acceptance and authenticity, and I am direct and engaging, action-oriented and solution-focused.

I know starting therapy is hard, especially with a new person. Building trust takes time but therapy can support and help you navigate whatever you are going through right now. If you are curious about what therapy might be like or have questions about it, feel free to reach out for a complimentary phone consultation to see if we might be a good fit.

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AMERA LABIB, MHC-LP

I believe in the art of psychotherapy. We are all on a journey of self discovery painting our canvases in search for meaning. Therapy offers an extraordinary exploration of self. Whether you are feeling stuck with relationships, anxiety, stress, anger, or low mood, we can address your concerns together and strive towards creating change. I have developed my knowledge, techniques, and professional approaches through specialized workshops in London and New York City. My approach is very integrative and mind-body focused, which allows me to implement therapy that is custom tailored to your needs.

I work from a psychodynamic framework and utilize non-traditional approaches such as energy healing methods and mindfulness. I actively listen and provide analytical insights to intended to help you towards a deep understanding of your patterns of thinking, feeling, and behavior.

I know therapy can seem daunting at first. Vulnerability takes courage and I invite you to take the first step towards feeling better. Contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation. I believe in the power of therapy and I applaud you for taking that next step.

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SOCORRO BRAGANCA, LMHC

Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed? Are you battling with crippling anxiety? Do you wish your mood were happier? Are you experiencing drastic changes in behaviors? You are not alone, millions of adults in the US experience anxiety and depression. Life can be challenging at times, but professional help can make a difference.

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), and my academic achievements include receiving a master’s degree in Spirituality from Fordham University and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Manhattan College. Upon graduating from Manhattan College, I received the Fitzpatrick Family Medal, an award given to a person who exemplifies the values of the Lasallian tradition of academic excellence and service to others. As part of on-going professional development, I participated in Evidence-Based training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Problem-Solving Therapy (PST), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

Most importantly, I value empathy, warmth, compassion, multicultural sensitivity, and non-judgmental attitude. Through our work together, my goal is that you feel understood, listened to, and validated. Additionally, I will meet you where you are in your progress, build on your strengths and values, and tailor your treatment plan collaboratively. Furthermore, we will measure progress utilizing assessments.

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JENNIFER LEE WEERHEIM, LMHC

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. We all face challenges in our daily lives. It is helpful to be able to have someone who is experiences to talk to, and who is not emotionally connected to the situation, in order to help you process, find solutions and to obtain goals. This is where I can be a service to you.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State and have been practicing for over 8 years, and I am also a Military Veteran. I have a wide range of experience in treating individuals from life transitions, depression, anxiety, coping with severe mental illness, family dynamics, and couples counseling including trauma, and addiction.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Solution Focused, motivational interviewing and person-centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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