Cecilia Kosak

(LMFT, ATR)

About Me

My name is Cecilia. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been in practice for 10 years. I have been a therapist for 11 years and have worked with a variety of populations in many different settings. I currently work in private practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist and registered art therapist. I welcome all genders, ages, sexual orientations, and religions.

I am truly passionate about helping people to feel independent and healthy once more. I believe that no man is an island, everyone is part of something bigger and everyone needs support at one moment or another in their lives. I appreciate the opportunity to be that support for you and! As your therapist I will tailor-make a therapeutic plan collaboratively with you, discussing your therapeutic goals at the beginning of treatment and working with you towards reaching those goals. I believe it can be helpful to allow people to have a safe space with a trained professional, someone who is outside of their family and friends to give objective and non-biased feedback.

I look forward to working with you and your family to be the healthiest version of yourselves.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MFT #.0001059 (Expires: 2019-08-31)


Reviews

Written by D.O. on Nov 07, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 year and 3 months

Cecilia was a perfect match - she is very compassionate and gave me lots of helpful tips. It was good for me to share my thoughts and feelings and not being judged. I learned a lot from her and appreciated her giving me book tips for further reading.

Written by R.O. on Sep 25, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I ‘m incredibly grateful for the experience of working with Cecilia. When I began our sessions together, I was so caught up in my problems that I couldn’t see how things could get better, but throughout our sessions she has consistently (yet patiently) held me to examining my own thoughts and feelings. She has provided empathy and understanding, yet has challenged me when I was in my darkest places and has not allowed me to sink. There is still work to do, but I feel things getting better for the first time in a long time, and that means so much to me!

Written by M.A. on Aug 14, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Within the short amount of time I have been working with Cecilia, I have been able to conquer huge obstacles in life and return to a level of normalcy. I still have a long ways to go but I am confident that I will be able to do it will Cecilia as me guide.

Written by S.A. on Aug 08, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 year and 2 months

Cecilia is very helpful and understanding. She encourages me and provides alternative methods and treatments to see which ones work better. It’s really wonderful to have some one to talk who doesn’t run away when they find out about the the bad things that have happened and who helps me to understand that much of it isn’t my fault.

Written by L.I. on Jul 16, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I haven’t worked with Cecelia for very long, but I’ve found her to be compassionate, understanding, and very, very patient. I’ve relocated to a different state and I’m really hoping I get to stay with Cecelia after the moving transition.

Would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a gentle, insightful, friendly counselor. Thank you so much, Cecelia!!

Written by D.E. on Jun 29, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Cecilia was my second counselor with BetterHelp.com and I am unspeakably grateful that I found her. She was the help that I'd been praying for. Her work is set in reason and practicality and full of compassion and empathy. I have never felt more comfortable or able to be so honest with a professional. My quality of life and health improved exponentially because of time spent under her care.

Written by A.L. on Jun 12, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career

Before I started working with Cecilia I felt like I had no one to turn to that could offer me unbiased advice, or that would understand me. Now I know that I always have someone who cares that's just a message away, and she always helps cheer me up and get me back on my feet. Cecilia has helped me realize that it's okay to seek out help and has been with me every step of the way. She is truly a blessing.

Written by A.P. on Jun 03, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 years

I think she is awesome!

Written by J.E. on Mar 24, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Very good counselor. Open, caring and helpful. Timely responses. She gives you a lot of options on how to think of things (deal with life situations). Especially helpful with family issues. I would see her again!

Written by C.R. on Mar 21, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and grief

After seeing therapist for over 15 years, she is by far the most helpful and insightful person and resource. I am gaining invaluable tools which I will be able to use throughout my life. I could not be more grateful.

Written by S.A. on Mar 18, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, family, and self esteem

Cecilia has helped me feel better when I am down. Helped me look at things in different perspectives. Given me encouragement which helped me deal with things in my life. Sometimes I find that I'm in a situation that would usually cause me anguish but then I would remember her words and felt I'm not alone and that I could use the tools she's given me to handle the situation. Then I find myself not feeling so bad. Thanks Cecilia!

Written by M.A. on Jan 13, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months

Cecilia is wonderful! She always understood where I was coming from and her insight really helped me to see things from a different perspective.

Written by J.U. on Jan 09, 2018 after counseling with Cecilia for 9 months on issues concerning relationship, and anger

Ending my sessions with Cecilia was bittersweet. I ended them for the moment because she did exactly what I needed her to do for me - to put be in a better place with respect to my relationships with other people and particularly myself.

One of the most important things she taught me was to learn how to view expectations differently and, in particular, to understand how detrimental they can be to one's well-being. She taught be to approach life with a curiosity that allows one to be pleasantly surprised as opposed to being upset when outcomes aren't as we expect. For this lesson and many others, I will always appreciate Cecilia.

Written by A.N. on Nov 11, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

I have been working with Cecilia for around two months now, and I really feel that my sessions with her have changed my life. I now feel I have the tools I need to improve my relationships, to work towards my professional goals with confidence, and to role model positive behaviours for my daughter. I can’t thank Cecilia enough for her guidance, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking.for counselling services.

Written by F.A. on Oct 26, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months

Amazing counselor.

Written by S.A. on Jun 09, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Cecilia is terrific, has some great insight, and offers a friendly approach, leaving me feeling comfortable to chat about anything on my mind. Plus she always takes time to regularly check up on you and your progress :)

Written by D.A. on May 30, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Cecilia Kosak is a wonderful counselor. She has helped me grow and look at life from a different prospective. She helped me understand myself better. She provided me with good guidance. She's understanding and open minded. I highly recommend her.

Written by P.A on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Cecilia is amazing! She's not only your therapist, she's your friend too! Never felt like she judged me and she would always explain what I felt and because of that I never felt weird or different from people! She gives you hope and trusts you and believes in you more than you can imagine!
Thank you for everything you helped me with, I'm a better person because of you!

Written by C.A on May 08, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Cecilia has helped me so much. I was nervous at first but she was so supportive and welcoming. She listens with no judgment and then gives advice and techniques, specific to you.

Written by K.E. on May 04, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Cecilia has been so helpful. She is non judgemental and supportive. I feel ready to move forward after a difficult time in my life because she has helped me cultivate some self love and take a different perspective.

Written by S.A. on Apr 23, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Cecilia has been really great and very helpful. She's full of insights and suggests things to do without making them look as a homework. She follows up with me whenever I get busy and stop replying. She's there when I need her, but she gives me the space I need when I don't feel like talking.

Written by D.O. on Apr 01, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I had a great experience with Cecilia. She was kind and took the time to listen to what I needed each time we chatted. I was able to direct the conversations to where I felt I needed to go/was comfortable going. Ultimately I gained some great tools to be able to support myself , while also having a safe place to explore my thoughts out loud. Cecilia was at every turn was free of judgement and made me feel comfortable to discuss any topic that came up.

Written by R.O on Mar 24, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Cecilia has a great style and is very attentive to her clients. No matter how much I wrote down, she was always there to read through and help sort my thoughts - and prompt on top of it all. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a friendly voice to discuss personal relationships!

Written by M.A on Mar 09, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She seems to know which questions to ask and just the right things to say in response. Really is helping me justify my feelings.

Written by J.E on Feb 08, 2017 after counseling with Cecilia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Cecilia has been just wonderful in helping me through a difficult patch (of returning anxiety issues). It's been really great to have a service where I can just flick off an email to empty my head, and get some thought provoking feedback or advice. I find it really wonderful to be able to open up and tell someone everything without fear of being judged

Written by A.P on Dec 30, 2016 after counseling with Cecilia for 6 months

She seems very nice. I am glad that she is here for me. Thank you very much for all you do.

Written by B.R on Dec 30, 2016 after counseling with Cecilia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and grief

With Cecilia's help, I feel like I'm handling my stress so much better than I used to! It's been a pleasure working with her so far, and I look forward to seeing myself improve more over time.

Written by G.R on Dec 02, 2016 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar

Cecilia is very accepting, insightful and interesting. She has a really nice way of talking that doesn't make therapy feel so heavy, which is a nice change of pace. She seems to understand people well -- all people. Highly recommended.

Written by R.E on Oct 05, 2016 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 days

Cecilia has been a fantastic help to me. Her friendly manner, knowledge and understanding, of all issues going on has helped me so much getting through the rough patches and I thank her dearly.

Written by D.Y on Jun 21, 2016 after counseling with Cecilia for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Cecilia has been exactly what I have needed from a counselor. She has given me great advice and coping strategies, and is able to help me process all sorts of problems. She is extremely prompt with replies, and has been there quickly in times of extreme issue. She is gentle and understanding, and guides me through thought processes, rather than telling me the answer upfront. Certainly the best counselor I have had.

Written by A.S on May 25, 2016 after counseling with Cecilia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and depression

I was nervous but I'm really surprised and have been making great progress with myself. Cecilia is always there and doesn't judge.

Written by J.I on Apr 21, 2016 after counseling with Cecilia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

She has been excellent, very good advice and she's able to get me thinking about my issues in a more positive, constructive way.

Written by S.H on Dec 17, 2015 after counseling with Cecilia for 4 months

Cecilia is empathetic and intuitive. She is very understanding and offers insightful feedback, her positivity is contagious. She's great!

Written by B.R on Oct 27, 2015 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, anger, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

Cecilia is wonderful! She pays attention to what you write, and picks out the key ingredients to talk about. She has great ideas for what might be able to help, and she's very easy to relate to. All in all, finding BetterHelp has really helped a lot, but I really owe it all to Cecilia. BetterHelp did wonderful at finding a counselor perfect for me.

Written by I.E on Oct 05, 2015 after counseling with Cecilia for 11 months

She is a great therapist

Written by M.I on Sep 18, 2015 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months

Cecilia is amazing, she replies quickly, she asks questions that make you think and get right to the heart of the problem. She then gives wonderful advise and examples.

Written by M.A on Sep 10, 2015 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and depression

I am really enjoying working with Cecilia. I can communicate with her as things come up, which works much better for me than live counseling which I find draining and upsetting. It's too hard to save up all my issues for once a week not to mention it costs about 4 times more than this method.
She is very responsive and open and I understand her responses. She's helped me already in many ways. I hope to be able to meet with her in person someday in the near future.

Written by A.N on Jul 28, 2015 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and depression

I feel very fortunate to be working with Cecilia. At a very difficult point in my life, where circumstances had taken a trusted in-person therapist away, and in person weekly therapy with someone new was simply not enough to get through the separation anxiety on top of other issues, she has been a kind, steady support online. She is able to pick up the most important details of what I'm sharing and give me very valuable feedback. I'm also thrilled that fate has placed me with her, because as an artist, someone with an art therapy background means a lot! Sometimes a picture can express far more than words can ever say, so I'm glad I have the option to attach images as well to share. I'm so glad BetterHelp exists!