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Maricia Thompson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Parenting issues Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a dedicated Clinical Social Worker licensed in New York with over 15 years of experience working in combined fields. I specialize in working with children and adults with special needs, individually and with their families, adults with struggles in a variety of areas including general mental health, registered sex offenders, depression, stress and anxiety disorders, general relationship challenges, self esteem and confidence building. I also help families with children both diagnosed and pre diagnosed on the autism spectrum. I work one on one with the children utilizing an intervention known as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and also conducting therapy with the parents and caregivers as they navigate the very difficult emotional and life changing transition that comes with such a diagnosis within the family.

My therapy approach comes from a place of compassion where one of my main goals is making sure my client feel as supported, heard and empowered as possible. Therapy is not a one size fits all and the approach used with each client individually should reflect this. I help each client articulate their thoughts and feelings in order to get a better understanding of what is causing the depression/anxiety/stress/unhappiness. I approach therapy from an integrative perspective, taking interest in the clients cultural background and experiences and tailoring a therapeutic modality that is the best fit for them. This incorporates facets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, A Strength Based Perspective, Behavior Modification, Solution Focused, Rational Emotive, Psychodynamic and Narrative Therapy Approaches.

Just like therapy, healing is also not a one size fits all and I understand that making the first steps into therapy, and towards that healing, may have been a difficult decision and I applaud your courage for making that first step. With your desire for change and my commitment to support and empower you, we will navigate a pace that works best for you to strengthen all aspects of your body and mind and the connection they have to each other.

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Communication Problems, Infidelity, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

NY LCSW 092002-01

Reviews

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Insightful, practiced and professional, an incredible help in my journey dealing with LGBTQ identity.

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Maricia for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt

Maricia has made my first time in therapy a great experience, I have not worked with her for long but I am eager to continue my journey with her. She enables me to put things together with such ease that I don't realize she is taking me down a specific path until after we are there. Thank you for your patience, compassion, calming aura and your ability to guide me to articulate my thoughts and feelings from a positive prospective!

Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Maricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I started BetterHelp because I was at a loss for what to do. I couldn't handle parenting and my old stand-by coping mechanisms didn't work. Maricia has really helped me dig down and figure out what scares me, what helps me find peace, and what helps me handle the difficult situations of parenting that had gotten me stuck, stressed out, and at times, angry. Maricia is very good at walking me through what I'm struggling with, helping me see patterns, and really empowering me to tackle those patterns. I came to therapy to walk through parenting difficulties, but I think that no matter what issue someone is struggling with, they would benefit from a few sessions with this therapist.

Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Maricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes