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Kara Joseph Psychotherapy, LMSW

Kara Joseph specializes primarily in gen Z and millennial-aged adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship and career challenges, other life transitions, and trauma. Her integrative style is compassionate, transparent, and strengths-based. She welcomes all clients, especially those new to therapy and nervous about starting.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“Transparency, authenticity, curiosity, and humor are some of the core values that shape my approach to care.”
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Master Social Worker?
My journey to and through social work has been diverse and unique; I’ve worked in everything from schools, jails, and the family court system to child welfare, home-based programs, and community-based programs for families. These experiences highlighted the importance of integrating the systems and environments that intersect in an individual’s life into the work I do with them during individual therapy. Using this lens helps build insight into how to approach the challenges that a person brings into the space as well as identify the strengths they have to use. Utilizing this approach, along with creating a healthy and honest relationship with a client, is my recipe for a successful therapy journey. I believe it’s never too late to rewrite your own story.
What should someone know about working with you?
We’ll start with a free 15-minute consultation call to discuss the reason(s) you’re coming to therapy and why you’re interested now. I’ll provide more information about myself, which will help us determine whether we’re a good fit. If we move forward together, we’ll schedule our initial session during that call. I provide weekly telehealth sessions, and you’ll have the same day/time for each appointment to create routine and consistency. I welcome clients new to therapy in my practice. I want to be the therapist I was looking for when I started my own journey. Everyone, regardless of reason, deserves to have a therapist they can feel safe with and connected to. I know what it’s like to feel a bit lost and the pressure to find your way. In our work together, I’ll help you find your path on your own terms and not just because society tells you to.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Transparency, authenticity, curiosity, and humor are some of the core values that shape my approach to care. I strive to give my clients a nonjudgmental space to explore who they are in a way that brings warmth, comfort, and, sometimes, laughter (which can otherwise be hard to find). It's essential for me to acknowledge my privilege in the world and in the mental health system and how that can align or differ from my clients and have an impact on the work we do together. I also value my responsibility as a therapist in the client's journey. Sometimes, the journey is enjoyable; other times, it feels less enjoyable. In order to grow, we often have to step outside of our comfort zones and give way to vulnerability. There’s safety that comes from comfort, but the outcome of vulnerability is often immeasurable growth.
“I strive to give my clients a nonjudgmental space to explore who they are in a way that brings warmth, comfort, and, sometimes, laughter (which can otherwise be hard to find).”
Interested in speaking with Kara?