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ERIN MCCARRON, LCSW
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I have lived in and traveled to over 30 countries and across the U.S. and because of this I have developed an eclectic worldview. I incorporate this-worldly, culturally competent perspective into my work by exploring the narrative of my clients seeking to understand the intricacies and uniqueness of every individual. My approach to psychotherapy is relational, mindful, and holistic, and my goal is to help every client achieve healthy tools and coping skills for daily living.  

 

I subscribe to the idea of "keeping an open mind and an open heart."

 

In addition to learning about cultures around the world, I have completed various anti-racist workshops where I analyzed the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and learned to be an effective social justice ally to issues such as racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and religious oppression.

My goal is to empower individuals, families, and couples, to reach their potential by offering anti-racist, strength-based, affirming therapy. 

 

I obtained my MSW from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where I studied clinical social work with a focus on individuals, youth, and families. Since 2011, I have been working with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex (LGBTQI) community who have been dealing with a variety of concerns — gender identity, sexuality, substance use, immigration, grief/loss, family & relationship concerns, trauma, life transitions, polyamory, intimacy/sexual issues, domestic violence, cancer, HIV, chronic illnesses and mental health issues...to name a few.

 

Previously, I worked with HIV+ clients to help them on a path of self-sufficiency, healthy living and empowerment through using harm reduction techniques, counseling, and advocacy. Before that, I worked as a community sexual health educator at inner-city schools in Cleveland and San Francisco for four years.

 

I have had the fortunate experience of teaching children of all ages across the country as well as adult education classes and workshops at City College in San Francisco, NYU Silver School of Social Work, and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Additionally, I have published articles in various local NYC periodicals and magazines about LGBTQ health disparities.

 

If you think I could be of help to you at this time, please feel free to give me a call for a free consultation at (347) 470-3746.

ANASTASIA SIELSKI, LMSW (she/her/hers)
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Having grown up as a queer, Hispanic New Yorker has allowed me to develop a unique approach to psychotherapy that is social justice informed, trauma-informed, and client-centered. 

In my work with individuals and couples, I work to take an LGBTQI+, kink/BDSM affirming, and anti-racist approach. Although my clinical lens is primarily psychodynamic, I incorporate different therapeutic skills, including aspects of CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and Motivational Interviewing depending on your needs. In addition to my eclectic therapeutic style, I bring energy, curiosity, and humor to each session so we can both experience the power of the therapeutic relationship. 

 

Everyone’s journey to therapy is different. It can be uncomfortable and challenging, but I am a firm believer that we all have the capacity to change patterns that no longer serve us and that our identities are sources of strength. I hope to create a space where we can safely and creatively explore your authentic self, as well as identify and inspire areas of growth. 

I look forward to meeting you so we can get to work!

For more information about my practice or if you think I could be of help to you at this time, please feel free to give me a call for a free consultation at 

(917) 426-5807 or feel free to email me at anastasia@expressyourselftherapynyc.com 

I am bilingual - Spanish (lee abajo) and English. See Spanish below.

EN ESPAÑOL:

¡Hola! Me llamo Anastasia Sielski. Soy una psicoterapeuta bilingüe (español /inglés).

 

Mis experiencias como queer, latina y neoyorquina me han llevado a desarrollar un enfoque único de la psicoterapia, el cual  no solo tiene en cuenta la justicia social y los traumas multigeneracionales, sino que además es firmemente antiracista. 

 

Mi trabajo con individuos y parejas se basa en un enfoque afirmativo de las comunidades LGBTQI + y fetichistas/BDSM. Aunque mi perspectiva clínica es principalmente psicodinámica, incorporo diferentes modalidades terapéuticas, entre ellas elementos de las terapias cognitivo-conductual  y dialéctica conductual, dependiendo de las necesidades de cada caso. Además de tener un estilo terapéutico ecléctico, traigo mi energía, curiosidad y humor a cada sesión para que ambos podamos experimentar el gran poder de la relación terapeuta-paciente. 

 

El camino hacia la terapia es diferente para cada persona. Para algunos es incómodo y difícil. Ahora bien, estoy convencida de que todos podemos cambiar aquellas conductas que ya no nos sirven y que nuestras identidades nos fortalecen. Espero crear un espacio donde podamos explorar de forma segura y creativa tu auténtico “yo”, así como identificar y desarrollar oportunidades de crecimiento. ¡Espero conocerte para que nos pongamos manos a la obra!

 

Para obtener más información sobre mi trabajo o si te parece que podría ayudarte en este momento de tu vida, puedes comunicarte conmigo para concertar una consulta gratuita. Para ello, puedes llamarme por teléfono al (917) 426-5807 o enviarme un correo electrónico a mccarronerin@gmail.com

TEX GIBSON, LMSW
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Hi there!

I specialize in LGBTQI, kink, and polyamory issues. I have extensive experience engaging with people across the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender expression, and power role identification. I provide holistic, non-pathologizing counseling and sex therapy experience for individuals and partners that celebrates the diversity of consensual adult sexuality, identity, and relationship structures.

My background includes +15 years as a member, mentor, and educator in New York City’s sex-positive and BDSM communities. An emotionally focused relational therapist in style, I use those years of lived and witnessed experiences to help my clients to embrace who they are as warmly as they aspire to become. If we work together, we can explore how your life and general ways of behaving, thinking, and relating serve you…

or fail to…and what can be done about it.

Utilizing modalities and interventions that are sensitive to the lived experiences of trauma, shame, rejection, abandonment, and oppression common amongst these communities is at the center of my practice and work with all my clients.

What does that look like in practice?

Depending on a person’s needs, that could look like:

- Cultivating a deeper sense of self-empowerment and self-acceptance

- Actively challenging the destructive self-talk we have all been taught to do without even thinking about it

- Reclaiming our power from our bullies—internalized or otherwise 

- Actively pursuing emotionally corrective experience so that emotions like fear, doubt, and anxiety no longer always win out over hope, curiosity, and courage

- Learning how to have more constructively interdependent and satisfying relationships.

I encourage anyone who is curious about working together or is searching for a competent and affirming therapy experience to email or call me to schedule a free consultation to explore what working together might look like. My phone number is (646) 926-4715 or email me at erin@expressyourselftherapynyc.com and state that you'd like to work with me in the message.