Therapist Mary Santeufemia Photo

Mary Santeufemia, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Coaching
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a New York State licensed clinical social work psychotherapist with post graduate training from an institute for psychotherapy in NYC. In addition, I am a trained life coach. I have a long career in private practice in New York and Florida as well as Rome, Italy where I lived for 12 years working specifically with the expat community. As a private practitioner, my work also entailed being an adjunct instructor, trainer, presenter, workshop leader and consultant. When one thinks about going into therapy, it is fraught with conflict and indecision about do I really need it, will it help, can I afford it and how do I choose a therapist? But once that decision is made, it can be freeing. It takes a great deal of strength and willingness to explore and understand oneself. But in doing so, one can gain insight, develop strategies and coping mechanisms to overcome one's issues. This is the path we would go on together.
My approach in dealing with clients is eclectic, using a variety of different techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, psycho dynamic, solution focused, client centered and mindfulness to name a few. I strongly believe that one modality does not work for everyone and it is incumbent upon me to discover the techniques that will help each individual and their needs. This is why my style of providing therapy is supportive and one where I tailor my interventions to match the unique qualities, beliefs and issues of each individual. With a variety of disciplines, I can help each individual create a clear vision of their future goals and develop their own resources and experiences to achieve those goals.

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Expats, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Languages

EnglishItalian

License information

NY LCSW 023900

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Santeufemia. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Mary is a lovely lady, patient, tactful. I always leave our sessions feeling positive. Mary listens well and remembers what we speak about, is empathetic and cares. I enjoy our sessions and always look forward to catching up with Mary.

Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Mary for 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Mary is absolutely wonderful. She listens to my concerns and needs. She makes me feel very comfortable and at ease.

Written on Aug 05, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Mary is very professional, understanding, and empathetic to my issues. I would recommend her for 1-on-1 therapy sessions.

Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Mary is fantastic and very helpful, she improved my life considerably in this last 2 years

Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Mary is great and provides actionable steps.

Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Mary has been very helpful. I'm happy with her couching. Thank you.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes