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Caryn Moore Psychotherapy, LCSW

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Caryn Moore is a licensed clinical social worker with a particular focus on working with adolescents and adults to heal interpersonal, institutional, and ancestral trauma. Caryn believes that therapy is a pathway to reclaiming your birthright to a safer, fuller, and freer life. As Bell Hooks wrote, “Choosing wellness is an act of political resistance.”

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
  • 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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“I believe that therapy is meant to help you come home to yourself and help you remember who you were before the world placed all those labels and expectations on you.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Much of my childhood was spent feeling the effects of family division and generational disenfranchisement. Still, my loving home, my safe neighborhood, and my solid and stable schools were lifelines for me and having those resources convinced me of the need to create more sanctuaries for the most vulnerable people in our society. This is the reason that I pursued a career in social work. After receiving my Master of Social Work degree, my first position was as a counselor for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I sat with many survivors over those three years, bearing witness to some of the most profound pain (and power!) that life has to offer. Because of that time, I realized that serving survivors of trauma is my life’s work.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe that hearing and holding another person’s story is an honor and I listen with reverence. I see myself as a fellow traveler in your journey and we will spend time thinking and feeling together and moving at the pace that feels right for you. I believe that therapy is meant to help you come home to yourself and help you remember who you were before the world placed all those labels and expectations on you. I also believe that therapy is one star in the constellation of your healing; while I see our work together as sacred, I also deeply value your community, your culture, your connection to nature and spirituality, and the role that they all play in supporting your mental health.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
The National Association of Social Work outlines six core values that are intended to guide every social worker. I hold them all in mind in therapy but there are two in particular that are at the forefront for me: Social justice and dignity and worth of the person. I believe that we live in a society that marginalizes certain races, genders, sexualities, classes, religions, and abilities. To truly honor the dignity and worth of the person, we have to recognize how the intersection of their identities shapes the way they experience the world. Additionally, I believe that many of us not only feel the trauma and oppression of our lifetimes but we also feel what our ancestors experienced years or even centuries ago. We feel it in our hearts, in our bones, in our cells, and in our spirits. Therapy to me is meant to hold and heal all those parts; healing — reconnecting to our joy, our wisdom, our power, and our infinite possibilities — is social justice work.
“I also believe that therapy is one star in the constellation of your healing; while I see our work together as sacred, I also deeply value your community, your culture, your connection to nature and spirituality, and the role that they all play in supporting your mental health.”