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Judith Casado Psychotherapy, LCSW

Judith Casado is an Afro-Latina licensed clinical social worker in the states of New York and New Jersey. She has worked with adults from various communities, including the LGBTQ+ community, with a wide range of concerns. From her, you will always receive gender-affirming, trauma-informed care full of dignity, respect, and good vibes.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Women’s Mental Health
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“My practice is all about helping Black and Latine people free themselves from the bondages created by anxiety, depression, and trauma”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
There's so much about my lived experiences and identities that has influenced my practice. I'm not defined by any single one of them and finding balance where they intersect leading to a life in alignment with my values is a never-ending endeavor. My practice is all about helping Black and Latine people free themselves from the bondages created by anxiety, depression, and trauma. To accomplish this, I was intentional about completing my internships and working in agencies that serviced predominantly Black and Latine people as well as seeking trainings in suicide prevention, and culturally-aware, trauma-informed, gender-affirming care. As an Afro-Latina, bisexual, married mother of two, and a business owner, I know what it can be like to try to overcome the negative effects of our life experiences and show up for ourselves and others in all areas of our lives. Let's do the work together and reject the bonds of trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief that hold you back!
What should someone know about working with you?
The average age of my clients is 28, but I have experience working with women in all stages of life. Once a prospective client expresses interest in my services, they will receive a call within 24-48 hours to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to ensure that we are a good fit for each other. After the consult is completed, you'll receive an email with a link for you to set up your SimplePractice client portal where you can complete the necessary consent forms, take the initial assessments, and schedule your appointments. Clients who find me to be a good fit are those struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or adjustment to new normals as well as those in stages of transition such as adulting, parenthood, in between relationships, new careers, etc. Progress is unique for each person and treatment is personalized to each, which can be provided in Spanish or English. My clients can expect improved quality of life and outlook leading to achievement of life goals.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Ever the student, I really love going to clinical conferences and webinars that enrich my practice. We are mandated to do so to maintain our licenses but I also believe learning is a lifelong process. I read books regularly on the Black and Latine life experience, including The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, and others. Additionally, I am a member of multiple groups on social media composed of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ clinicians, allowing me to engage in conversations about the concerns, needs, and innovative treatment methods specifically for our client populations. As my practice grows, I would like to become a dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and brainspotting provider to increase access to these resources in the Black and Latine communities.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
When I first read the social work code of ethics in school, my favorite part was where it spoke of the dignity and worth of a person. It's a fact that, within the mental health and medical industries, Black and Latine people aren't treated with enough dignity or value on the worth of each person, regardless of their life journeys. This fact has driven me to provide services that are full of dignity and respect regardless of your life circumstances. Through self-exploration, I've also learned that I place value on fun. I have fun doing therapy and it shows. I enjoy being a soundboard for those who need someone to talk to, a mirror for those in need of reflection, and an outsider looking in to help expose blind spots. Therapy can be fulfilling, healing, and empowering but it can also be fun. This means that you will often see me smiling because doing therapy brings me joy. I'll make the occasional joke but always keep in mind your treatment goals and meet you where you are.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
What makes me most excited about the mental health landscape is the frequency with which people are discussing their own mental health journeys, especially in the Black and Latine communities. We have celebrities openly sharing their journeys and encouraging others to do the same. Now we have to spread the word that therapy is not just for the rich and famous but for everyone and we need to openly advocate for reform that will increase access to quality mental health care.
“I enjoy being a soundboard for those who need someone to talk to, a mirror for those in need of reflection, and an outsider looking in to help expose blind spots.”
Interested in speaking with Judith?