Kelly Warringer (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

Hello! I'm a licensed mental health counselor with 17 years of experience. I would love the opportunity to help you with your concerns.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

I work best with young adult to middle age groups. The issues that I work best with are: trauma, codependency, life transitions, grief, adult children of substance users, women's issues, depression and anxiety. Clients who seem to connect with me tend to have a sense of humor, are open minded, creative, and have a willingness to challenge their unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviors. I seek to create a partnership and do not do well with clients that seek a strict professional presentation.

My Background and Approach

I started my career at a non-profit straight out of college. I worked with homeless youth by advocating for shelter and basic needs. I went back to graduate school to become a Mental Health Counselor while continuing to work. I eventually worked at a Partial Hospitalization Program providing individual, family and group therapy to youth experiencing acute mental health crisis. I earned my license and officially became a LMHC. I began work at a group practice doing individual therapy and returned to the non-profit world as an administrator. In March of 2020, I became a therapist full-time providing telehealth during the pandemic. Recently, I have decided to start building my own private practice. I have specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, an evidence-based approach that has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. Additionally, I have an eclectic approach of ego supportive, CBT, and DBT informed therapy. I adjust my approach based on the client.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that it is a privilege to hold space for people seeking help for their mental health and/or life circumstances. It is incredibly hard to ask for help from a stranger and I have nothing but respect for those who do. I have no agendas as a therapist. My only concern is to meet you where you are at. I do not believe in being forceful or aggressive, power struggles are pointless. I am confident in my ability to create safety in a therapeutic relationship. I am transparent about my concerns. I have no issue saying if something is beyond my skill set and will refer out, there's no big ego involved in how I practice. I am relaxed in my manner and pride myself on my ability to create a safe and healthy therapeutic connection. My favorite quote/motto is "It's chaos, be kind" by Michelle McNamara. The world can be a tough place, especially now, so I do what I can to make it easier by being non-judgemental and kind. Additionally, I love Star Wars, music and pop culture in general.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session

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