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Dr. Catherine Carballeira LCSW

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How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

The client is definitely in the driver’s seat when it comes to therapeutic goals. Exploring what the client wants early on in treatment is crucial to the success of our relationship. The goals can always change and that will come from the client.

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

I learn all the time from my clients! It is definitely a two-way street. I have been in awe at times at what my clients have struggled with, and how they continue to survive trauma, betrayal, long term disappointment and personal and professional loss and grief. Being “in their corner” during these most difficult times is a privilege.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

People describe me as compassionate person with a “soothing way.” In my relationships and friendships, I value empathy, the ability to listen deeply and reflect back what I hear. Communication is crucial! I consider myself a curious, lifelong learner and appreciate diverse cultures, philosophies and points of view. There is nothing you can tell me that will surprise or shock me.



Relationship Issues

Borderline Personality Disorder

Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

General Expertise


Work Stress


Impulse control issues

Medical Professionals' Mental Health

Mood disorders

Oppositional & defiant behavior

Panic attacks & panic disorder


First Session$150
Family Therapy$200
Individual Therapy$150
Marriage & Couples Counseling$200

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Family Systems Therapy


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Expressive Arts Therapy

Training / Certifications

LCSWR-Psychotherapy privilege

CASAC-Master Counselor

CHt-Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification

SIFI certification


  • New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 073124


PhD, Social Work, Stony Brook University

MSW, Social Work, Adelphi University

MPhil and MA, History, Columbia University

BA, Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University

Work History

I began working in a residential treatment center for psychiatrically disturbed children and adolescents (Astor Home) and was trained in Structural Family Therapy. I then moved to work in clinics with adults who were psychiatrically impaired and struggling with drug and alcohol issues. I was trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and learned how to help clients develop coping skills and use mindfulness. I returned to study for my PhD and worked on a Native American Reservation for five years. I then worked for three years with immigrants and refugees who had severe trauma. Currently, I have had a private practice for several years and work at an agency as a co-occurring disorder specialist (Behavioral health and addictions). I have been teaching online and in brick and mortar social work programs for MSW and PhD students.

Frequently Asked Questions About Catherine Carballeira, LCSW

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

Is Catherine Carballeira accepting new clients?

Yes, Catherine Carballeira is accepting new clients.

Does Catherine Carballeira accept insurance?

No, Catherine Carballeira does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Catherine Carballeira offer?

Catherine Carballeira offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Catherine Carballeira offer in-person appointments?

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

Does Catherine Carballeira offer online therapy?

Yes, Catherine Carballeira offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Catherine Carballeira?

Catherine Carballeira typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Catherine Carballeira speak?

Catherine Carballeira conducts therapy sessions in English and Spanish.

Can I book an appointment with Catherine Carballeira online?

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

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