I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I operate from several treatment including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). I Received my Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling and chose to obtain an additional specialty in Sexual Orientation. I am able to work with individuals and couples/relationships both straight and LGBTQ as well as monogamous and polyamorous for a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns. I currently work in an agency that specializes in the recovery model, which helps our patients set goals for their own lives and functioning and then systematically remove barriers to those barriers that are related to mental health impairment. I endorse this philosophy.
Philosophically I believe that people are not defined by their mental illness or diagnosis and I work hard to help those I work with find the freedom they seek to have the life they want. I have experience working with individuals who suffer from depression, Anxiety and phobias, addiction/substance abuse, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, trauma, personality disorders, recovering from infidelity, sexual functioning concerns (all gender identifications) as well as those considering gender reassignment surgery.
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Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #008305 (Expires: 2023-08-31)
I love Demire. He is rational and explains things well. He makes me feel comfortable and listens.
I worked with Demire during a time where I was struggling dealing with the pandemic and all of the stress that came along with it. Demire is a great listener, a great encourager, but also very prepared to introduce a new way of seeing and interpreting situations, if necessary. He inspired me to ask myself necessary questions, challenge myself, and to give myself room for error and time to heal. We also laughed a lot. He is easy to talk to and I always felt better after a session. You won't regret working with him!
Demire will let you work at your own pace and fully respect your boundaries. He works hard to connect with me as a client and understand how and why I process things the way I do and help me work on things in a way that I am comfortable, never imposing.
Demire is incredibly easy to talk to and a very insightful, respectful therapist. I have made a lot of progress with my situation due to his guidance.
Demire supports me in getting more clarity and getting stronger in standing up for myself.
Demire listens well and offers concrete advice on how to proceed. He helps to guide me by asking the right questions to tap into my own wisdom.
Demire is knowledgable with various forms of therapy and tools to improve your life. He makes me feel very comfortable during our sessions. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a counselor that truly cares about their well-being and ability to reach their goals.
My therapist consistently holds me accountable, and is eternally optimistic no matter what’s going on in the greater world external to my own therapeutic process. My therapist is super smart; he has to be to keep up with me, and so far, I’ve never ended a session without a new perspective, skill, tool, strategy, and feeling hopeful about the week that’s ended, and the one ahead of our next session. Good times, mostly. Even if it is - therapy - and it’s good for yah.
I’ve been working with Demire for about a year and a half. He has greatly helped me in my goals and self-work, and has been an amazing ally along the way. He listens and responds with great insights. He is compassionate, thoughtful, and intelligent. It’s almost like talking to a good friend, rather than a therapist. I’ve been happier than I’ve ever been, thanks in no small part to the progress I’ve made with him. Can’t say enough good things about him!
Demire is probably the best counselor I've ever had. He has a keen intuition about when I need to vent and how he can seize a break in my ravings to assert a key technique. He is not only an excellent therapist, but an exceedingly kind one with a superb sense of humor.
Excellent therapist so far, he is very supportive, open and insightful.
This is my first time trying therapy. Demire and the ease of using BetterHelp gives me something to look forward to weekly. I find our sessions helpful and I would definitely recommend him to others.
Demire is a very supportive person, always giving support when needed. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a support system!
Demire is attentive and offers support and advice that is meaningful and thoughtful.
From my first session, Demire helped me identify goals, and set a plan to achieve them. He is the voice of reason I need to hear when making difficult decisions.
It’s been great!
Demire is the most understanding person I have ever communicated with. He's helps me make sense of things and guides me through the most challenging times.
Demire has done in two sessions what I would’ve taken years to get through on my own. Even if you’re worried about counseling he’s a complete joy to work with.
Great professional to talk with.
From the get go I felt comfortable opening up to Demire and having a running dialogue. It felt like I was talking to friend rather than a counselor, someone who would not judge me and just gave me the space to express what I was feeling.