Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in New York, NY
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Mária Cipriani, MA, LCSW
Imago Relationship Therapy--Individuals and Couples
LGBTQ Welcome--Skype and Phone Sessions Available
Upper West Side   
New YorkNY 10025
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Practice Information
Give me a call, especially if you need a good relationship therapist. Even if your partner doesn't want to go to couples counseling, I can give you tools to talk and listen differently. All relationships go through the romantic phase, but inevitably, whether it's within 18 minutes, or 18 months, the Power Struggle starts. That's when relationships run into trouble. Remember, couples don't go to couples counseling ONLY when they are ready to break up--and many can save their relationships if they don't wait until it's too late. One couples session can change the way your relationship sounds. Twelve sessions can change your entire outlook.

Many people come to therapy or counseling when they have tried traditional routes, and are now looking for something non-traditional, or simply out of the ordinary. Sometimes desperate times call for unique measures. I have been trained in Shamanism by Alberto Villoldo, Joan Poelvoorde, Michael Harner, and Robert Moss. As part of this work, I am dedicated to environmental awareness, including wilderness preservation and global environmental conservation.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
 Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH)
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
License Info
R060492-1 NY State
2007 IMAGO-certified Relationship Therapist

2004 NBCCH Certified Hypnotherapist

1999 Master of Social Work
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, New York, NY

1997 Certificate and Ordination
Helix Healing Ministry in Psychotherapy and Psychospiritual Counseling, New York, NY
Certified Shamanic Counselor, The Four Winds

1993 Master of Arts. English Literature
Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Bronx, NY

1983 Bachelor of Arts. Major: Philosophy
Fordham University, Fordham College, Bronx, NY
2007-Present: Co-founder and Faculty: Learning For Life Group, New York, NY
Teaches Treatment of trauma; End of Life Issues; Visualization, Imagery and Eidetics for removing creative blocks; indigenous healing techniques; psychospiritual practices.

1997-Present: Psychotherapist/supervisor and psychospiritual counselor in private practice. New York, NY. Specialization: trauma, performance enhancement, career enrichment, Imago relationship therapy and communication skills.

1999-2007: Helix Training Program, Inc. New York, NY
Faculty. Specialization: Ethics, Trauma, and Basic Psychotherapy theory and holistic practice. Supervision of students in practicum.

1997-2002: Healing Works, Inc. New York, NY
Coordinator of Volunteer Practitioners. Responsible for intakes of clients, orientation of new practitioners, and matching clients and practitioners in this not-for-profit agency that provided psychotherapy and holistic services for people who could not afford to pay for those services.
2000-02: Director of Volunteer Services. Above responsibilities plus supervision of three office workers and field supervisor for two social work students per year. Healing Works lost its funding in 2002.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, PayPal for online, on phone sessions.
M-F 10-6 and weekends by appointment
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