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Carmela Perez Psychotherapy, LCSW

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Carmela Perez-Diedhiou is a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with clients from different backgrounds. Her therapeutic style is guided by attachment and relational theories. She leads with sensitivity and curiosity and by undoing aloneness. She utilizes evidence-based treatments, such as CBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, and AEDP.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image
  • 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
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Profile
“I am a compassionate and caring therapist who will walk with you side-by-side in your journey toward healing and growth.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My journey to become a therapist has been guided by my own curiosity to learn and understand the impact of trauma on the brain and body. We’ve all experienced difficult moments in our lives and my journey has taught me a lot about how to be a better therapist from a client’s perspective. Like many of you, therapy has been a place for me to process and explore thoughts and emotions that would otherwise remain unprocessed. I’ve had a long relationship with therapy and therefore understand the importance of the relationship between therapist and client. I strive to create a safe space for all to feel welcome. My path is both personal and filled with evidence-based practices following years of intentional postgraduate trainings.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a compassionate and caring therapist who will walk with you side-by-side in your journey toward healing and growth. My therapeutic style is guided by attachment and relational theories, and I lead with sensitivity and curiosity and through undoing aloneness. I will work with you collaboratively and toward developing an intense, real, and safe relationship that embraces both the good and the bad. Our initial process will involve getting to know each other and developing a strong foundation of trust and safety.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I believe in the power of learning in order to provide the best care for those I work with. I am currently training at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. I am learning to blend both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. I am also trained in AEDP, EMDR, CBT, and TF-CBT. Learning is an ongoing process and very necessary to the therapeutic work.
“I will work with you collaboratively and toward developing an intense, real, and safe relationship that embraces both the good and the bad.”