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Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in New York, NY

Karen Chuzmir LCSW Psychotherapy PLLC

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Clinician
Welcome to my safe space! I'm Karen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor working in Manhattan. It is my belief that there is always room for growth and opportunities for clients to face adversity through means of developing insight, skills and self-confidence. I work collaboratively with adults, couples and families to address life challenges related to mood & personality disorders, addiction & dependency-based issues, building positive relationships and cultivating self-worth.
Bio
Do you find yourself feeling stuck or with the sense that you are just going through the motions and simply existing? I can help guide you to participate more fully in life and reach your maximum potential. We will work collaboratively to increase self-awareness, identify recurring patterns, and minimize maladaptive behaviors through the use of coping skills and resources at hand. With insight, confidence and tools in hand, you will be better equipped to effectively navigate through various road bumps in life and stop getting in your own way. I'm very collaborative, directive and strengths-based in my work with clients.

I work with adults, couples and families to address life challenges related to mood & personality disorders, addiction & dependency-based issues, building positive relationships and cultivating self-worth. I have an eclectic approach, utilizing several different modalities to suit each client's needs, including evidence-based practices where applicable.

It is common for ambivalence to be involved when facing any kind of life decision or transition. A CBT, DBT and motivational interviewing approach can allow me to meet a client where they are at and help each individual gage their own level of readiness for change.

Prior to entering the mental health field, I worked for many years in the film and television industry. I have always been fascinated by human behavior and attracted to the notion of storytelling as essential to the human condition. I believe we must understand the mechanisms behind how we think, feel and behave in order to forge, narrate, and rewrite our own stories.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Group Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anxiety and Panic  Loneliness
 Body Image Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Marriage Counseling
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Couples Therapy  Premarital Counseling
 Depression  Problem Gambling
 Divorce  Relationship Issues
 Eating Disorders  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Stress Management
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Women's Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Work and Career Issues
 Gifted / Talented Issues
Certifications
 Certified Substance Abuse Counselor  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
 Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Education/Training
Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts in Communications
Fordham University, Master of Social Work, Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor
New York State Clinical Social Work License Number: 089285
New York State CASAC Number: 31646
National Provider Identifier Number: ph6

Additional Certificates & Courses
Telemental Health Certified
Supporting Recovery with Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT Certified)
Group Therapy in Substance Abuse Therapy, Center for Addiction Studies and Research
CBT for Anxiety with John Ludgate Ph.D., PESI
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Applied Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic and Worry with Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D., PESI: Integrating DBT Skills into your Practice with Lyndsey Moran, Ph.D., LYRA Health
Memberships
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Hours:M-F 9am-6pm
Cost/Session:$180
License:089285
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Location
New YorkNY 10022
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