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Gisele Liakos Psychotherapy, LMHC

Gisele Liakos works collaboratively with her clients on their healing journey. She pulls from many therapeutic styles depending on what will be the most beneficial to the individual she is working with. Gisele is a sex and kink-positive therapist who works with individuals looking to improve their self-awareness, heal from past traumas, and better handle life’s challenges.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
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
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“My approach to therapy focuses on helping my clients find themselves; I understand the value of self-worth and the practices that embrace and cultivate it without self-absorption.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been drawn to the individual and universal narrative my whole life. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in the film industry, telling people’s stories. I left the film industry when I realized how exposed I was to its harmful values and ways of thinking. Through my own self-reflection and inner work, I decided to become a therapist. Initially, I worked at both a mental health crisis hotline and in private practice where I worked with individuals from all over the city to help treat and triage those in need. As I have progressed in my career as a mental health therapist, I continue to be in awe of people's stories. I am so grateful to be able to help individuals experience and understand their healing journeys through their own narratives and through those around them.
What should someone know about working with you?
My approach to therapy focuses on helping my clients find themselves; I understand the value of self-worth and the practices that embrace and cultivate it without self-absorption. Normalcy is relative and I encourage my clients to explore what their definition of normal is for themselves rather than measuring their thoughts, actions, and emotions against external standards. As your therapist, I act as an open-minded, unbiased, and nonjudgmental third party who can reflect with you, challenge you, and help guide you toward better insight into yourself and the world around you.
What therapeutic styles do you use within your practice?
I am an integrative and eclectic therapist who incorporates a range of styles that include but are not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, eating disorder treatment, sex positivity, and mindfulness skills.
“Normalcy is relative and I encourage my clients to explore what their definition of normal is for themselves rather than measuring their thoughts, actions, and emotions against external standards.”
Interested in speaking with Gisele?