Eva Billik, LCSW
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Eva Billik

Psychotherapy, LCSW

Eva Billik is a client-centered relational therapist working with adults and teens to navigate transitions and overcome challenges on the path toward a fulfilled life. She utilizes a trauma-informed lens, emphasizes the mind-body connection, and incorporates evidence-based practices to meet the needs of the individual in a relationship built on trust, empathy, and safety.
Specialties
General Mental Health
Relationship Issues
Trauma & PTSD
Finances
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$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
Oscar
Out-of-pocket
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“I am a strong believer in holistic approaches and feel that movement has been a crucial component of my own healing and self-care; I often encourage clients to further foster and discover the mind-body connection with a movement plan or physical health plan that can supplement other forms of mental health treatment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As a native New Yorker who has been drawn to the vibrancy and diversity of New York City from a young age, I've always been curious about the narratives of individuals and wondered how and why people live their lives in the unique ways that they do. Throughout my professional work in residential foster care with teenage girls, a K-8 public school in East Harlem, and working as an outpatient therapist in a NYC hospital with adults ages 18-89, I have been honored to bear witness to my clients’ unique journeys as we work to redefine, rediscover, and reinvent ourselves and who we are in the shadow of both the expected and unexpected life transitions we all inevitably face. I am a strong believer in holistic approaches and feel that movement has been a crucial component of my own healing and self-care; I often encourage clients to further foster and discover the mind-body connection with a movement plan or physical health plan that can supplement other forms of mental health treatment.
What should someone know about working with you?
My work is informed by an intersectional lens that explores each client’s biopsychosocial identity. Throughout the intake process, my goal is to explore and understand the ways that access, adaptation, race/ethnicity, acculturation, power, privilege, vulnerability, and shame play into our current life circumstances. I utilize an integrative approach to psychotherapy as I draw from a number of the best evidence-based treatment models to meet the individualized needs of the client. As the mind and body are deeply connected, I truly believe in taking a trauma-informed and holistic approach to mental health, which may incorporate aspects of movement, nutrition, sleep hygiene, and somatic interventions throughout our work together.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a true nerd when it comes to learning about neuroscience, trauma-informed care, and new or alternative evidence-based models to treat common mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, and PTSD. I absolutely love to read books, listen to podcasts, and attend seminars for continuing education and to grow and expand my skills. I am passionate about learning and providing the best and most effective treatment to my clients.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Improving access to mental health services and reducing the stigma of going to therapy is a major cultural shift within the evolving mental health landscape that is extremely exciting to see and refreshing to be a part of! With the emergence and expansion of telehealth options and innovative ways of providing services, more and more individuals are able to find and benefit from mental health support, which further normalizes therapy as something that anyone and everyone can access and utilize throughout their life’s course. I am also extremely excited about conversations evolving to include more holistic approaches to mental health treatment beyond the scope of just talk therapy. I am working on becoming a registered yoga teacher and have taken trauma-informed yoga training. I’m excited to think about the future of providing therapy services that vary and focus on different aspects of our energy and our healing as well as those that incorporate holistic treatments.
“As the mind and body are deeply connected, I truly believe in taking a trauma-informed and holistic approach to mental health, which may incorporate aspects of movement, nutrition, sleep hygiene, and somatic interventions throughout our work together.”
Interested in speaking with Eva?