My name is Dr.Soraya Sawicki, MSW, LCSW. I have more than 15 years of experience working in Mental Health, after working in New York, I moved to Connecticut with the idea of setting up a private practice. I attended the City College of New York, where I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology, and then attended Yeshiva University, where I graduated with a Masters In Social Work, with a concentration on clinical studies. I have a Doctorate of Social Work, from Capella University, with a concentration on research and leadership, and I am a certified Life Coach. My experience includes running programs for the States of New York and Connecticut. I work with teens, young adults, couples, and families. I have worked in different areas such as immigration, teenage pregnancy, abuse, grief and loss, divorce, depression, anxiety, and other life issues. I have extensive experience in the area of trauma and PTSD. I enjoy working with individuals in academic settings who need motivation and empowerment. My practice includes a Holistic component ( I am a Reiki practitioner), where we integrate energy healing with psychotherapy. I am a strong believer of the mind, body and spirit connection for overall well-being. I respect and care for my patients. Using a cognitive- approach, I believe that being person-centered is the key to my success as a counselor. I am empathetic, respectful and non-judgemental while providing unconditional emotional support. I believe that the first step in healing is having the strength to seek help. The journey is shorter when you are not alone. I provide online therapy in CT and New York.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MA LICSW LICSW126899
NY LCSW 084349
CT LCSW 9500
She is great and really listens to you and gives the best feedback thaylt she can always positive
Written on Dec 27, 2020 after therapy with Soraya for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Dr. Sawicki reached out to my request for a counselor exactly when I needed it. I was on my way out about to throw the towel in on the mental health system but the kindness and compassionate humanity that Dr. Sawicki displayed really turned my attitude around.
I'm not new to the work of therapy, at all. I'm hard to work with and I've stormed out of offices, ghosted, lied, and ignored past therapists. I known what works with me and doesn't, and Dr. Sawicki is one of the first to genuinely seem to step back and allow me to exist, and then listen to my experience, and she offers realistic, motivational support through gentle words and kindness.
I've recommended one other therapist in my 20 years of being in these systems. Now I can say I recommend 2.
Written on Jun 19, 2020 after therapy with Soraya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue
I enjoyed having Dr. Sawicki in my life. I took a break but I am back with her trying to resolve my feelings. She is a great listener. Everyone needs a Dr. Sawicki in their life.
Written on Dec 31, 2019 after therapy with Soraya for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Soraya is amazing. She was able to help me through my depression, my at home struggles… made me feel I wasn’t alone. I had someone who could listen to me and give me the help I needed. I’d recommend her to a friend if they needed someone like her.
Written on Nov 25, 2019 after therapy with Soraya for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I feel very comfortable with Soraya, she’s been quite helpful already after only two sessions with her
Written on Jan 16, 2019 after therapy with Soraya for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem
10/10 stars. Timely, polite, very sweet and caring. Truly shows her passion for helping and working with you the best way possible. I would recommend Soraya to anyone! She really went above and beyond what I expected and made all the difference.
Written on Jan 13, 2019 after therapy with Soraya for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem