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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Post-traumatic 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
Clinical approaches: 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
NY LMHC 008305
Mr Demire helped me massively in just 3 sessions. He's patient, asks questions that make you think, and really focuses on the problems you're having. It's a pity that I can't continue my sessions with him, however due to work commitments I have to stop for a while. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve their mental health.
Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Demire for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
I don’t know if I can truly express how much working with Demire has meant to me. Talking to him has helped me develop ways of dealing with life in ways I never thought I could. I’m much more present in the moment (not 100%, but more). He’s great 11/10.
Written on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Demire for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, and anger management
Demire is an excellent therapist who helps me achieve my goals in a ways that are feasible and effective. He has helped me get through a difficult time in my life and he is currently helping me with other areas of my life that I had found challenging due to some core beliefs. ACT has been an effective approach for me; it provides an insightful way of framing suffering such that I am able to live my life without having to feel that I need to combat my thoughts first.
Written on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Demire for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Demire is a supportive and non-judgemental counsellor. His easy manner and expertise have helped me see, work with, and explore complex issues in a supportive environment, and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Written on Mar 21, 2021 after therapy with Demire for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coaching, and adhd
Demire has helped me through two of the hardest years of my life. I've made so much progress in our work together.
Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Demire for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
The counseling with Demire Coffin-Williams is very interesting as it reveals new aspects to me. It‘s a great opportunity to talk on a regular basis about what‘s going, about what is bothering me etc and to get expert advice and support. Demire has a very good capacity to listen precisely and then get to the point. He‘s very compassionate, supportive and has a good memory. We‘re also talking about positive things and he’s celebrating my successes with me. We’re talking from really bad to really good, the whole spectrum. I can wholeheartedly recommend the councelling with Demire Coffin-Williams.
Written on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Demire for 6 months on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd