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Claudia Marchetti Psychotherapy, LMSW, PhD

Claudia Marchetti is a psychotherapist and New York-licensed social worker who specializes in helping people with personal identity and relationship issues. She takes a nonjudgmental, accepting, warm, and collaborative approach to help you and your partner navigate life transitions, nurture your relationship, and grow both personally and as a couple.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • Women’s Mental Health
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $200-260
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
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  • New York
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“Through trust, respect, and open communication, I help individuals and couples focus on how to fulfill their needs and wants.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
While working as an executive in the hospitality industry, I decided to take a night class in psychology and fell in love with the richness and complexity of the human mind and spirit. As I studied for my master’s degree in social work, I developed a passion for understanding how people engage in relationships, how individuals experience and solve problems in different ways, and how couples can be inspired to be better together. I then pursued a PhD in psychotherapy and pivoted into private practice. I enjoy collaborating with people — as individuals and as couples — to meet both their “I” and “we” needs.
What should someone know about working with you?
My approach is purposeful, simple, direct, and interactive. I work in a collaborative practice with other practitioners and support diverse, multicultural clients. Through trust, respect, and open communication, I help individuals and couples focus on how to fulfill their needs and wants. My most successful, satisfied clients are those who are committed to putting in the effort to improve their lives. Helping my clients make sustainable, positive changes through a give-and-take process and playing a key part in their realization of happiness are what gratifies me the most.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Mental health and wellness have become a priority; it’s no longer a whisper but instead an open conversation. With the evolution of telehealth, mental health therapy has become even more accessible and fruitful for everyone. By making access to mental health care easier, telehealth allows you and your partner to work on your relationship together even when you’re in different places. Fortunately, mental health is at the forefront of many conversations today, raising societal awareness of people’s essential emotional needs. We are living through a cultural movement. People are embracing the freedom to be authentic and transparent about improving emotional health for themselves and in their relationships. The pendulum has swayed and accessing services to support your mental health is no longer taboo but encouraged. As a psychotherapist, I am thrilled that people are more open to getting support and gaining a better understanding of their best selves.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
Learning from relationships and understanding how everything in our lives involves relationships — one way or another — is fascinating to me. Your relationships come in all shapes and sizes, but the one constant is you. Studying attachment theory and repetition compulsion has helped me gain a deeper understanding of the causes and manifestations of relationship issues. I found the writing of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth particularly insightful. For example, Bowlby’s A Secure Base helped me better understand why we choose partners and how we build and sustain relationships. I learned how unconscious needs compel us to re-enact deep personal conflicts with our partners. Through this lens, I will support you and your partner to better understand the things that are not adding value to your relationship while focusing on the things that are. I look forward to working with you.
“Helping my clients make sustainable, positive changes through a give-and-take process and playing a key part in their realization of happiness are what gratifies me the most.”
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