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Geraldine Norales Psychotherapy, LMHC

Geraldine Norales is a licensed Latina mental health counselor who is passionate about assisting clients in seeing their full potential as they navigate the challenges that bring them to therapy. She is an advocate for mental health, especially in the Latino community. She specializes in motivational interviewing, CBT, solution-focused therapy, and person-centered therapy.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • 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
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“Clients working with me should know that I am a compassionate, understanding, and considerate therapist who wants to see them thrive and overcome any obstacles they may be facing.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist started as a teenager. I was always passionate about helping others and getting to the root of how to help with solving their problems. As a teen, I worked in the behavioral health unit of a local clinic. I aspired to be like one of the therapists or nurse practitioners there. Seeing clients come in for their appointments and being able to sit in on certain group sessions was all so exciting for me. I have always been attracted to the field of psychology, which I majored in for my undergraduate degree. It was my abnormal psych class in undergrad that changed my life forever. I will never forget being so drawn to and interested in the different mental health disorders in the DSM. I spoke with my professor after class and asked how I could work with individuals who experienced mental health concerns. She mentioned obtaining a degree in mental health counseling and then a license. So, I completed grad school and obtained my license.
What should someone know about working with you?
Clients working with me should know that I am a compassionate, understanding, and considerate therapist who wants to see them thrive and overcome any obstacles they may be facing. I work in partnership with my client to propel them forward by utilizing my clinical skills and expertise in motivational interviewing, CBT, solution-focused therapy, and person-centered therapy approaches. My clients know themselves best; I am just here for further support and guidance.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
What I am most excited about is that therapy is now available via telehealth. This is a great platform that I find to be beneficial for clients so that they can connect for sessions without having to worry about physically coming into an office. I also feel that it is more comfortable for the client this way, especially for clients who may struggle with social anxiety and have difficulty with the idea of seeing their therapist in person. Telehealth opened up the world of therapy on a larger scale.
“I work in partnership with my client to propel them forward by utilizing my clinical skills and expertise in motivational interviewing, CBT, solution-focused therapy, and person-centered therapy approaches.”
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