Hi! My name is Estefanie, and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My job is to provide individuals with mental health care that helps with addressing problem areas in their life. I hope to work with you by listening to what current problems you identify and create a plan that could better assist with reducing them. The goal of therapy is to empower and provide support to individuals who are seeking help. In my role as a counselor, my approach is person-centered. I also utilize different counseling techniques including CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing.
I am Licensed both in New York (LMHC) and in New Jersey (Licensed Professional Counselor). I have studied and trained to assist individuals who are struggling with various mental health concerns; including Depression, Anxiety, parenting problems, ADHD, OCD and more. I currently have a Master’s degree in Education, with a concentration in both Mental Health Counseling (CUNY Hunter) and School Counseling (Alfred University). I also attended additional post graduate training programs at New York University and Hunter College and have been certified in the following areas; Trauma, Child and Family issues, as well as Trauma Focused CBT counseling. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (C-TFCBT ), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). With over seven years working as a therapist, and over ten years working in the Mental Health profession, I have worked on learning as much as I can to help individuals in need.
I hope to build a trusting relationship with you, where you will feel acknowledged, as well as comfortable with saying anything without the fear of being judged. To me, rapport with a client and having a great therapeutic relationship is the most important asset in therapy. I hope that we can work to together and develop that relationship.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Co-morbidity , Emptiness , Family Problems , Gender Dysphoria , Impulsivity , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #006440 (Expires: 2023-10-31)
LPC #37PC00695400 (Expires: 2020-11-30)
I’ve seen amazing growth in my relationships, friendships and professional life while working Estefanie. She’s a great listener who encourages me, highlights attainable goals in my development and helps me remember my value as a Black queer woman. I feel very grateful.
I have been working with Estefanie for about a month now. She is an amazing listener and provides very thoughtful feedback. I feel very comfortable speaking to her about issues ranging from relational to employment. I haven’t had a therapist that I feel such comfort with in a long time. Highly recommend!
Working with Estefanie is like talking to a really good friend who also happens to be a licensed therapist. She is so easy to talk to and often understands what I'm trying to say even when I don't have the right words. I feel much more empowered to tackle my issues because she has provided me with some excellent coping skills and she encourages even my smallest achievements. I feel energized and motivated to continue my progress after speaking with her every week.
Estefanie is a brilliant and empathetic therapist. Conversations with her have brightened my outlook on my life and encouraged me to take control of it. The strategies that she has offered me in dealing with my issues have been incredibly helpful. She strikes an excellent balance between holding me accountable in addressing my issues and giving me room to explore the layers within them. I can say with confidence that I owe a great deal of my progress in terms of psychological and emotional health to Estefanie and BetterHelp.
Estefanie has been nothing but patient and easy to talk to. She is a wealth of knowledge and has been encouraging throughout the process. She has supplied relevant worksheets, models, and examples of how to improve, adapt, or concur the topics I've discussed. She has always reach out by days end and a very pleasant overall experience.