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Tekla BarrettLMFT

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What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

One of the biggest challenges facing prospective therapy clients is the initial appointment. All the things people fear and detest about medical appointments: finding an office, sitting, the long wait, counting down the time for your name to be called is alleviated by TeleTherapy. TeleTherapy is usually in the comfort of your own home or a location where you feel at ease. You can have your favorite blanket, mug of tea and anything else that makes you feel at calm and secure. You don't have to race through traffic, parking, find a sitter, spend time travelling or worry about inclement weather. Scheduling is flexible to suit what works best for you. Even if you're feeling a little under the weather, you could still keep your TeleTherapy appointment instead of having to cancel an in-person session.

What does a first session with you look like?

I want you to feel as comfortable as possible. During the first session we will get to know each other. I answer any questions, address any concerns you may have about therapy and find the best personalized approach to take for future sessions. I gather information about problems, history, personal interest and work in collaboration with my clients to establish individualized treatment goals. Before the first session ends, we decide if we are a good match for each other to begin making positive life changes together.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

The stigma of mental illness is one of the foremost barriers deterring people who need it from seeking it. Often people do not want to be labeled as going to a "shrink" or labeled as "crazy", but therapy is about personal growth, overall health and well-being. Also, people's own belief about mental illness can prevent them from acknowledging their issues or sticking with treatment. As your therapist we will create achievable milestone goals and measurable outcomes.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Domestic violence

Fertility Issues

General Expertise

Divorce & separation

Domestic violence

Family issues

Fertility Issues

Panic attacks & panic disorder

Postpartum depression

Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues

Premarital counseling

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna

Optum

Fees

First Session$200
Couples Therapy$250
Individual Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Family Systems Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Structural Family Therapy

Training / Certifications

Member of AAMFT and NY Interest Network

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 001725-01

Education

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, NorthCentral University

Studies in Chiropractic, Barcelona College of Chiropractic

BS, Elementary/Special Education, Plattsburgh State University

AS, Environmental Studies, Paul Smiths College

Work History

Tekla has been fortunate to experience work in many different areas in the field of mental health with diverse age groups and cultures. Tekla is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Tekla brings both personal and professional experience to her work with clients. As a former IVF patient herself, she understands the process can be stressful and overwhelming. Going through IVF can feel like an all-consuming process. She believes that having a support system, such as therapy, can make things more manageable. Besides working with IVF clients, Tekla also treats a variety of other individual and couples mental health needs including, but not limited to; infertility, trying to conceive, post-partum depression, surrogacy, sperm/egg/embryo donation, anxiety, grief and miscarriage.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tekla Barrett, LMFT

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

Is Tekla Barrett accepting new clients?

Yes, Tekla Barrett is accepting new clients.

Does Tekla Barrett accept insurance?

Yes, Tekla Barrett accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna and Optum.

What types of therapy does Tekla Barrett offer?

Tekla Barrett offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Tekla Barrett offer in-person appointments?

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

Does Tekla Barrett offer online therapy?

Yes, Tekla Barrett offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Tekla Barrett?

Tekla Barrett 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 Tekla Barrett speak?

Tekla Barrett conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Tekla Barrett online?

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