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Linda Bederman Psychotherapy, LCSW-R

Linda Bederman has been in the social work field for over 25 years. During this time, she has worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health. She works with adults, adolescents, and couples. She uses an eclectic approach that combines CBT, psychodynamic, ACT, mindfulness, narrative, and strengths-based perspectives to determine what works best for the client.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Women’s Mental Health (Pregnancy, Infertility and Post-Partum)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Aetna
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I use humor in my practice while also being very concerned about your wellbeing.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Ever since I can remember, I always loved and wanted to work with people in some capacity. I found that I was always a good listener and naturally empathetic. I wanted to help people get through their inner conflict and move forward. I believe that we have the resilience to work on ourselves, be more hopeful, and have a peaceful life.
What should someone know about working with you?
I use humor in my practice while also being very concerned about your wellbeing. The first session will involve an hour assessment so I can become familiar with you and your story. Moving forward, we will collaborate and prioritize your treatment needs. I really like working with adults, couples, and adolescents (tween and up). I do assign homework as needed.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
For the past 14 years, I have been an adjunct professor in the NYU Silver School of Social Work graduate program. I need to be trained and knowledgeable about new modalities of treatment and medication, as I teach Social Work Practice I and II to future therapists. I also participate in 36+ continuing education units every three years.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
After years of working in community-based mental health clinics, it became extremely important to me to work with anyone who was looking for therapy. I got on multiple insurance panels to reach as many people as possible, since clients should have a choice in who they want to see. I practice using cultural humility with my clients and I truly feel this has allowed me to build rapport with them.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I never used telehealth prior to the pandemic. At first, I had to get used to it. Now, I truly feel it is a great way to reach clients easier and has allowed more people to obtain and receive services. I will continue to use this modality as well as in-person therapy.
“I practice using cultural humility with my clients and I truly feel this has allowed me to build rapport with them.”
Interested in speaking with Linda?