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Esther Ekanem(She/Her)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
New York

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a focus to provide counseling that leads to healing, growth and healthy changes in your life in a supportive and confidential environment. My practice offers individual counseling to help you develop effective coping skills; overcome transitions and challenges; and develop positive thinking.

A bit about my approach to therapy

I utilize a person-centered approach while incorporating evidence-based practices like mindfulness, cognitive behavioral techniques and motivational interviewing. My goal is to empower you to take control of your thoughts, emotions and actions.

What you can expect from our first session

Therapy is not a “one size fits all” so I personalize each session to fit the individual needs of every client. You will walk away with increased insight into areas of difficulty, as well as awareness of adaptive skills for managing emotional responses, coping with stress, and navigating challenging situations and/or relationships.

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Insurance carriers Esther accepts

BlueCross BlueShield

More about Esther

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Long Island University/Brentwood Campus
License type: LMHC
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Black or African descent
Languages: English and Yoruba
Works with: Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors
More specialties: Substance Use / Addiction, Anger Management, PTSD, and Women's Issues
Modalities: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)