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Casandra SkominaLMHC

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Availability

In Eastern Time

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What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

The foundation of a thriving therapeutic relationship is authenticity, with the clinician having the ability to connect with a patient on a raw and human level. I look forward to meeting new clients and helping them unpack their history, as they are the protagonist in their own life story. I act as a subscriber and supporter, aiding them in navigating life's challenges throughout their journey.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I open each session with a person-centered approach that molds and develops as more time is spent with a patient. After establishing an understanding of a patient's goals for therapy, courses of treatment are discussed and applied with the flexibility of adjusting time frames and techniques utilized to meet each client's individual needs, matching their personality and outlook on life.

What impact did the scope and/or focus of your education have on your current work as a therapist?

With an extensive background in supporting people with developmental disabilities on a clinical level, I have had the opportunity to experience unique and beautiful moments with profound people who have impacted me both professionally and personally. It is a mission of mine to ensure all patients feel validated, supported, and above all accepted in a world filled with adversity and social disconnection. I am consistently conscious of this goal throughout my role as a therapist with each patient.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Careers

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits

Fees

First Session$100
Family Therapy$100
Couples Therapy$100
Group Therapy$100
Individual Therapy$100

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Group Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Psychoanalysis

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified New York State Mandated Reporter, Office of Children and Family Services

Motivational Interviewing in a Chemically Dependent Treatment Setting, OASAS

Behavior Assessment Specialist - ABA and Person-centered therapy focus

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 009387

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, The College of Staten Island

Work History

My aim is to develop a safe and trusting relationship with each client, which is believed to be the foundation needed to bring about healing and change. As a therapist, I encourage clients to develop greater self-awareness and mental wellness through an exploration of their life experiences. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families, and am particularly interested in working with a culturally diverse population. I am well-versed in collectivist values and deal with stress from adjustment and transitions through various life stages, with an emphasis on parenthood. I also specialize in treating a wide range of issues including anxiety, anger, depression, grief, crisis due to major life changes, and trauma. Therapeutic modalities practiced include Mindfulness Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Solution-Focused, and Person-centered therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions About Casandra Skomina, LMHC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Casandra Skomina, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Casandra Skomina accepting new clients?

Yes, Casandra Skomina is accepting new clients.

Does Casandra Skomina accept insurance?

Yes, Casandra Skomina accepts insurance, including Sana Benefits.

What types of therapy does Casandra Skomina offer?

Casandra Skomina offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Casandra Skomina offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York can book Casandra Skomina for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Casandra Skomina offer online therapy?

Yes, Casandra Skomina offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Casandra Skomina?

Casandra Skomina typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Casandra Skomina speak?

Casandra Skomina conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Casandra Skomina online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Casandra Skomina online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.