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Elizabeth Mckenna Psychotherapy, LCSW

Elizabeth McKenna is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in private practice for 20+ years. She welcomes anyone experiencing issues affecting the quality of their life. She has worked with clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, and more. She assists clients in recognizing the cause of their difficulties and helping them move toward solutions.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • 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
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Fidelis
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Profile
“A fundamental and deep respect for the client is the rock solid base of my approach to therapy.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My experiences in life set me on a journey toward my own therapy. That was such a positive experience that when I thought about a career change, I decided to go back to school for my MSW. My therapist encouraged me to do that and has been my mentor throughout the process.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am open to whatever a client might bring to therapy. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is at the core of a client feeling safe enough to share whatever might need to be shared in order to move forward with their goals. In addition to social work, I am a registered nurse and a CASAC (certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor). I served as a lieutenant in the US Navy Nurse Corps as well. Each of these areas of expertise brings their own dimension to my practice.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am very focused on finding workshops, lectures, and conferences that will increase my knowledge base and keep me current on new research in order to offer my clients the best and most updated information. I also belong to two groups of colleagues who provide a professional platform to discuss cases and share information.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
A fundamental and deep respect for the client is the rock solid base of my approach to therapy. I am compassionate, a good listener, experienced, accepting, nonjudgmental, knowledgeable, and able to create a safe place for the client to work.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited and hopeful about the recognition of trauma in its many forms and the effects that it has on the person who has been traumatized. Because of that, new understanding and treatment of trauma is more universal. So many people have been affected by trauma without any realization of those consequences. Their lives go on day to day without their understanding of the consequences that likely drive their relationships and behavior. The possibility of that being addressed is exciting.
“I am compassionate, a good listener, experienced, accepting, nonjudgmental, knowledgeable, and able to create a safe place for the client to work.”
Interested in speaking with Elizabeth?