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Claudia Hinojosa Psychotherapy, PhD

Dr. Claudia Hinojosa has years of experience providing mental health services. She completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University in California and holds masters’ degrees in mental health counseling and psychological research. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, PTSD, career, relationships, LGBTQ, grief/loss, and stress.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“As a psychologist and helping professional, I strive to make clients feel deeply listened to and seen by a caring person.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My passion for helping others led me to pursue graduate degrees in mental health counseling and a doctorate in clinical psychology. Growing up internationally and working with people from all walks of life in New York City helped me develop a strong sensitivity and an appreciation for multicultural diversity. My experience at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NYU Lutheran Hospital, the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, the Children’s Institute, and in private practice has continuously provided me with a sense of growth and fulfillment.
What should someone know about working with you?
Seeking help opens the door of hope and working with me is simple. Beyond and above doctoral and professional degrees and in the end, we are all human beings and we only thrive when connected and feeling supported. As a psychologist and helping professional, I strive to make clients feel deeply listened to and seen by a caring person. A thorough understanding of where the other person is coming from and the fulfillment that comes when we reach that point of deep connection are priceless. Psychologically, I seek to make you feel like I am someone who has your back. Being humanistic and client-centered, the progress is defined by you instead of me. My focus is on the client’s strengths and reframing problems to help inspire growth and I believe positive lifestyle changes promote healing, optimal functioning, and wellness.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The technological advances and how they have been implemented in the evolving mental health landscape are exciting. Telehealth has enabled people who lack transportation or have commuting restrictions to reach out for help in much faster and more time-efficient ways.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
My career started in 2005 by doing psychological research at the Columbia University Psychiatric Institute. With medical technologies, such as the fMRI and MRI, we looked at the differences in how the limbic system and prefrontal cortex respond to stressful stimuli between clients diagnosed with and without PTSD. We also studied how joint attention between mothers and their children affects the attachment style in mother-child dyads. This research highly informed my theoretical orientation in attachment theory, which has proven highly effective when working with clients. My research also included multicultural studies and learning about relationships, coping, life stages, personality styles, courage, ethical dilemmas, culture, and wisdom.
“A thorough understanding of where the other person is coming from and the fulfillment that comes when we reach that point of deep connection are priceless.”
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