Karalyn Violeta (they/she)

LCSW

As a therapist, I bring my full, authentic self to the work and invite you to show up with your full, authentic self.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

In my practice, I work primarily with adolescents and adults (ages 15 & up) who are going through significant life changes. Many of my clients are members of LGBTQ and activist communities. I specialize in working with Transgender and Nonbinary people and those who are interested in exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. I offer letters of support for those who are seeking gender-affirming medical care. Many of my clients live with chronic health or mobility issues.

My Background and Approach

My practice is broadly focused on the task of embodiment and exploring the joys and challenges of having a human body. Often, this means working at the intersections of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability and chronic illness, belief systems, and other aspects of our identities. I utilize principles of Feminist and Existential Therapy in my practice. This process often involves examining the effects of past trauma, exploring our immediate social environments, and addressing the impact of cultural and political climates on our day-to-day experiences and worldview. Frequently, we encounter situations in our present day lives that feel similar to unresolved incidents from our past. These current situations trigger feelings of fear, apprehension, or even panic, and can lead to distress in the here and now. We learned certain coping skills to survive and tolerate past experiences and we can honor those strategies while acknowledging that they no longer serve us.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In my office, I display a needlework piece that says “feminist killjoy.” I believe in and encourage client empowerment and the rights of all people to obtain compassionate and competent mental health care. As such, I offer a sliding scale that takes into account each client’s unique financial situation. I am non-religious, myself, but I honor and respect all religious and spiritual traditions. I am a Health-at-Any-Size, sex and body positive, kink-aware, and sex-worker affirming therapist and I believe that all bodies are good bodies, worthy of love and care. I believe that “ally” is a verb, and I continue to learn and strive towards allyship and alignment with BIPOC, sex workers, immigrants, and LGBTQ people. I actively support Black Lives Matter and other liberation movements.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare UMR
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • The Satanic Temple
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 250/session

Info

3473709175 Email Karalyn
137 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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