Farah DeliciaLicensed Master Social Worker

Clinically Supervised

Accepting New ClientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Farah Delicia, Licensed Master Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Under Clinical Supervision

Farah Delicia, Licensed Master Social Worker, 110789 is practicing under the supervision of Hena Hoda (New York, LCSW, 88483) at Resilience Lab.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

The sacredness of life and the importance of ritual and intention setting were instilled in me as a child by my religious family. I was an immigrant in the multiethnic communities of NYC, which helped shape my values and experiences around community, justice, and intergenerational healing. Eventually, I became the first one in my family to go to college. Contending with the academic pressures of an Ivy League school, familial expectations, and a bicultural identity left me feeling isolated, lonely, and struggling to feel a sense of belonging in the world. I was forced to reexamine my life and found myself pursuing psychotherapy and Eastern spiritual practices. I was fortunate to find a supportive community of friends and teachers in those spaces who helped lead me back to well-being. If there is one thing I have learned from personal experience and from working twenty years in community development in the U.S. and abroad, it’s that we are wrapped up in each other’s suffering and the only way to heal is in relationship.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

We’ll co-create a contained, gentle space with enough structure for us to develop trust and rapport. During our sessions, you’ll build self-confidence and connection with yourself, cultivate body awareness, create rituals for a balanced life, and reveal a new story that better serves you.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

1) I can skillfully address reluctance and fear by applying validation on all levels, as well as polyvagal and mindfulness techniques, to support clients who aren't yet ready to discuss certain topics or make certain changes. 2) I hold a tender and contained space for my clients. The security of that experience makes clients feel safe with me to share their innermost feelings-- “I don’t feel judged... like I’m weird or don’t make sense”. 3) I can help people get in touch with their emotions. One client who intellectualized his feelings and often felt 'numb' shared that our in-session breathing exercises helped him "feel a part of myself I didn’t know was there”.

Specialties

Depression

Relationship Issues

Life coaching

Life transitions

Stress

General Expertise

Anxiety

Careers

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

ADHD

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

All Savers Insurance

Golden Rule Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Humana

Optum

Oxford Health Plans

UMR

Fees

First Session$150
Individual Therapy$150

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Psychodynamic Therapy

Education

Masters, Columbia University

Work History

Over the past nine years, I've worked in both clinical practice and behavioral health, with individuals and communities, in the U.S. and abroad. For four years, I was an outpatient therapist in a mental health clinic and a partial hospitalization program. I provided therapy to clients 13-65 yrs old with mood disorders, substance use difficulties, relationship challenges, grief and loss, stress management, life and career transitions, intergenerational trauma, emerging adulthood, and identity and personal growth. As a graduate researcher at Columbia University, I conducted field studies on substance use in families in India. I also worked on a study through the NYC Department of Health to better understand factors that influence the quality of care for pregnant women of color in NYC. I was able to facilitate workshops around NYC with educators on providing trauma-informed care for children in early childhood education centers. I ran my own yoga and Thai massage business. I provided one-on-one therapeutic yoga and massage support for clients in recovery from substance use and eating disorders, as well as those managing daily anxiety and stress. For some years , I also worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, helping clinics and community care centers create grief and palliative care programs for HIV/AIDS patients and those who lost loved ones to the disease. As a private practice therapist, I decided to become a member of Resilience Lab. Resilience Lab is the largest community of clinicians in the Northeast who are working collaboratively to produce better outcomes and improve mental health access. Working as a part of this team gives me access to the resources and support I need to provide the best possible care for my clients.

Location

928 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, 10010, NY