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Shakira Maldonado
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
New York

In-network with

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Anxiety, and Depression

Great to meet you!

As a licensed mental health counselor I find fulfillment in being able to provide a safe environment for others by maintaining an encouraging tone. I enjoy providing the space for others to explore how their life experiences have shaped them into the person they are in the present moment. I particularly enjoy supporting others through all ages of life to cope with anxiety, personal development, depression, and strained family dynamics. I look forward to working with you!

A bit about my approach to therapy

Some of the interventions that I utilize include; CBT, Personal Centered, Motivational Interviewing techniques, DBT techniques, Mindfulness, Gottman Method, and many more depending on your needs individually, as a couple, or as a family. Overall, my therapeutic style focuses on improving self-esteem and confidence and accomplishing your therapeutic goals. My ultimate goal is to create the space for you to reach your full potential!

What you can expect from our first session

My goal is to help you recognize and achieve your full potential, attain your personal goals and enhance your relationship with yourself and others. Together we will take your pain and turn it into power so that it can fuel your passions and your life overall. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you!

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Insurance carriers Shakira accepts

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey

More about Shakira

MA (Master of Arts) at City University of New York
License type: LMHC (New York)
Gender: Cisgender Female
Ethnicity: Black or African descent, Hispanic, and Latinx
Languages: English and Spanish
Works with: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors
More specialties: Women's Issues, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, and Stress
Modalities: Cognitive Processing (CPT), Gottman Method, Psychoanalytic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Codependency Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Attachment-based, Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Behavior Modification, Structural Family, Positive Psychology, and Strength-Based