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Bettina Thomsen Psychotherapy, LCSW

Bettina Thomsen is a licensed clinical social worker with 15+ years of experience working with adults, children, and families. Her practice aims to help clients overcome the challenges of family conflict, parenting, anxiety, depression, and major life changes. She specializes in working with children and families of divorce and addressing interpersonal relationship concerns.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • Parenting
  • Pediatrics
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
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I strive to create a space for you to freely explore whatever thoughts and feelings are on your mind without fear of judgment or pressure.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always known that I wanted to be in a helping profession and studied social work as both an undergraduate and graduate student. My early social work career as an advocate helping clients navigate the mental health and human service agencies of New York City helped me to gain a unique perspective on the impact of trauma, interpersonal struggles, and mental health challenges on both children and adults. By working with a wide range of client populations and presenting problems, I have developed an interactive and supportive clinical approach that works to examine not only current obstacles but also past patterns of thoughts and behaviors that have impacted your present circumstances.
What should someone know about working with you?
I strive to create a space for you to freely explore whatever thoughts and feelings are on your mind without fear of judgment or pressure. My style is warm and compassionate, and I have a lighthearted sense of humor that I interject into sessions when appropriate. I believe it is important to establish a collaborative relationship, and we will work together to help you identify and reach your treatment goals.
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What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited about the changes to the accessibility of mental health treatment and the decreasing stigmatization of seeking help for mental health concerns. Seeking therapy is being understood as a necessary and positive self-care tool that helps people navigate the challenges of life. My hope is that there will be less shame and stigma surrounding this as mental health services become more widely available through the increase in telehealth. I am thrilled to be a part of the evolution of this method of mental health service delivery, which seems to have been accelerated as a result of the pandemic.
“My style is warm and compassionate, and I have a lighthearted sense of humor that I interject into sessions when appropriate.”
Interested in speaking with Bettina?