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Acanthus Fairley Psychotherapy, LCSW

Acanthus Fairley works with emerging adults, adults, and older adults through a trauma-informed lens to heal wounds, jump over roadblocks, and foster resilience. She uses a collaborative approach, pulling from psychodynamic theories, CBT, and relational therapy to help meld the bridge between where you are and where you want to be.

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“You are the expert on your life and your experiences. I am the guide to get you to where you want to be in life and teach you tips along the way.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As long as I can remember, I have always been a deeply empathic and curious person. I cared about the people around me and the people of worlds away. I wanted to learn about the ways of life aside from my own. As I pursued an undergraduate degree in psychology, I noticed there was a void in caring for BIPOC individuals living with mental health concerns. It was then that I decided that I wanted to pursue Clinical Social Work, as it gave me the ability to have boots on the ground with those who needed the most support while learning the clinical tools to teach them how to be the best versions of themselves.
What should someone know about working with you?
This is a judgment-free, energizing, and revitalizing zone. This process is one that takes a lot of courage to begin, so come with no pretense. Our time together will go as fast or slow as you'd like, but I will gently challenge you to turn over every stone so you can heal and be the best you.
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What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The inclusivity, expansion, and the many different intersections the mental health landscape is touching excited me the most. Mental and emotional health is now becoming as important as physical health. It is wonderful to witness the stigma and shame of those who need a helping hand and listening ear go away.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
Beginning therapy or trying therapy again isn't easy. It's okay to be scared, to be hesitant, to be excited. This work takes emotional energy and be so proud of yourself for even looking this far. You are the expert on your life and your experiences. I am the guide to get you to where you want to be in life and teach you tips along the way.
“Our time together will go as fast or slow as you'd like, but I will gently challenge you to turn over every stone so you can heal and be the best you.”
Interested in speaking with Acanthus?