Helen Kaplan

LCSW-R
Accepting Clients

I am an experienced therapist with 25+ years of experience in treating a wide range of mood disorders, and addiction issues.

Clinical Social Worker in , NY

About My Clients

Do you want support overcoming emotional struggles or interpersonal conflicts? Whether we are trying to sort through the past or face upcoming challenges, it's helpful to have support on this bumpy road of life. Building coping skills, increasing insight and improving communication skills are just a few of the areas that I can support you in. Getting through the ups and downs of life is tricky and we all deserve support along the way. Therapy is great for helping us feel healthier overall.

My Background and Approach

I am fully trained EMDR therapist, with a certification in basic training for adults through the EMDR Institute, founded by Dr. Francine Shapiro the founder of EMDR. EMDR is evidenced based and supports people who are interested in healing from trauma. I also specialize in using Acceptance Commitment Therapy for individuals and couples who are trying to defuse from painful feelings and emotions. I use other behavioral and somatic approaches to helping people to healing (including DBT, EFT ("tapping"), and CBT). We will work collaboratively to assess your current symptoms or struggles (if you're in a partnership or friendship that needs support) and decide on a treatment plan that fits your needs. Building skills to have a greater sense of well-being, insight and stress reduction will be normal parts our work together. We don't have to stay stuck in dark places. The past doesn't have to determine the future. Finding your agency is possible!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Change is possible! We are all works-in-progress. As long as we commit to putting one foot in front of the other and showing up with openness and hope in our hearts, we can do hard and amazing things. I've watched people transform dramatically. Whether it's leaving an addiction behind or re-writing painful, old stories that no longer serve us- we are all able to progress and grow. Sometimes we might need psychiatric meds to help us along, when we are at our darkest moments. Maybe we need to move our bodies more or figure out how to connect more to others so we're less isolated. There are many paths to healing and I am here to help you forge a path forward. I am a part of the LGBT community, as a bisexual community. I values diversity and am open to helping people from all walks of life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • All Savers
  • United Healthcare UMR
  • UMR - United Medical Resources
  • United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 25 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $145/session

Reach out to Helen