Anastasia Papadopoulos

(LCSW)
Therapist Anastasia Papadopoulos Photo

About Me

Hi! My name is Staici, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of clinical experience. My passion and drive to help people originated when I was a teenager and my mother received a diagnosis of Schizophrenia. I set out to essentially "save" my mom and others suffering from mental health issues. During my professional studies, I took every psychology and social service course available because I developed a fascination with how the mind works and how it effects human behavior. I received a Graduate degree from Fordham University in 2007. I also learned how to navigate the system and was able to connect my mom to the services she needed and, boy did it help! I got my best friend back and realized how effective mental health treatment really is.
I stayed true to my calling and can honestly say I love what I do! I possess extensive knowledge and experience working with all different age groups, races, and ethnicities in various treatment settings such as schools, outpatient clinics, hospitals and homes. I am certified and trained in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, trauma- informed care. client -centered treatment and mediation.
What can I offer you? I will provide you with a safe, genuine, nonjudgmental space. You will receive consistent support and empowerment and we will move at a pace that is most comfortable for you. I will leave you with one of my favorite poems and hope to hear from you!
Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
I.
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.
II.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I still don't see it. I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place.
It isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.
III.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there, I still fall in.
It's habit. It's my fault. I know where I am.
I get out immediately.
IV.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.
V.
I walk down a different street.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #084190 (Expires: 2024-05-31)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Anastasia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has great energy and I love how positive she has been. Looking forward to continuing

Written by M.I. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Anastasia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Very helpful and listens with attentive care. I highly recommend for various mental specialties. I am very happy with her and how she tells you the hard truth with sympathetic deliveries.

Written by T.Y. on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Anastasia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and adhd

She has helped me so much in such a short period of time. She always listens and I leave every session feeling better than before.

Written by M.A. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Anastasia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s absolutely amazing and has helped me understand many things about my brain. I absolutely love her.

Written by B.R. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Anastasia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Anastasia has allowed me to start understanding where my anxiety comes from and how to start working on myself. Its only been 2 sessions and already feel amazing. I wish we had more time, thats how much I love her. Would recommend 100% to anyone.

Written by J.U. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Anastasia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Staici has made it easy for me to express my feelings in a non-judgmental and safe environment. There are things I do not feel comfortable talking about with anyone else, and how she has responded to things has been nothing short of amazing. Professional, warming, and understanding are just a few words I have felt when talking to her. It's a great feeling knowing I have someone like Staici to go to with my problems, and if everyone had someone like her in their corner, they'd be in safe hands.

Written by B.R. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Anastasia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She has made me feel so comfortable around her and she is judgment free witch I love! She gets me to try things and knows how far to push. She is amazing.

Written by A.L. on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Anastasia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is so sweet and funny! I have loved our sessions so far.

Written by D.A. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Anastasia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd

I have had my fair share of therapists, and have never been able to completely let go and be honest with any of them. I felt a connection with Anastasia almost immediately. I typically tell a few white lies on my first session, just as habit. Tonight was no different and very early in the conversation i gave false information. As the conversation carried on, I paused, confessed, apologized,, came clean and retracted my previous statement as false.. I did this because i felt comfortable and safe for the first time, ever.. i so desperately want to have an honest relationship with my therapist, and feel I can do that easily and completely now. I would highly recommend Anastasia. She had all the qualifications and background (knowledge) that I was looking for. And I am very optimistic I will be successful in making the changes and improvements in myself that I want for a netter stronger me with her in my corner. 45 minutes and an extremely happy client!!. Very simple process (Betterhealth), I found and matched the therapist that best suited my needs, and I am so happy with BetterHealth and the quality and service they provide. Yay!