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Lucila Kaufman Psychotherapy, LMHC

Lucila Kaufman specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families as they face life’s challenges. Each client’s treatment plan is tailored to their specific needs and unique life experiences. Lucila works with all demographics, including experience with LGBTQ+ individuals, new parents, immigrant families (children and adults), and young professionals.

Lucila Kaufman specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families as they face life’s challenges. Each client’s treatment plan is tailored to their specific needs and unique life experiences. Lucila works with all demographics, including…

Lucila Kaufman specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families as they face life’s challenges. Each client’s treatment plan is tailored to their specific needs and unique life experiences. Lucila works with all demographics, including experience with LGBTQ+ individuals, new parents, immigrant families (children and adults), and young professionals.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Women’s Mental Health
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

    including BlueCard Network access

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  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay with a program
  • Optum Live & Work Well (EAP)
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • 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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Profile
“It was my connection with students and families that drove me to seek a way to have an even more personal and lasting impact outside of the classroom.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Working with and helping others has always been a passion of mine. My first career was in education, teaching in some of the most challenging and rewarding classrooms with a focus on students with special needs. Throughout my time as a teacher, I found myself supporting students and their families through difficult situations, such as job loss and family illness. It was my connection with students and families that drove me to seek a way to have an even more personal and lasting impact outside of the classroom. Since transitioning to become a therapist, I have held my former students close to my heart and have ensured my practice is welcoming to adolescents, parents with school-aged children, and clients who are educators themselves.
What should someone know about working with you?
First and foremost, I want my clients to succeed on their mental health journey. Our first session is used to provide and gather information and consider what major goals we would like to focus on during treatment. In the following month, we begin to build rapport and establish manageable and measurable objectives. Throughout the process, clients will be prompted to reflect on their progress. Each client’s treatment is tailored to their specific needs. If a client requests homework to be done outside of sessions, I will work with them on finding achievable tasks that will not overwhelm them but will help them progress toward their mental health goals.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited by the opportunities telehealth has been able to offer to clients who are unable to attend sessions in person. With virtual sessions, a client is able to receive treatment from their own home or while at work, environments that many clients find more comfortable than a traditional therapist’s office. Telehealth also allows clients who are less able to leave their homes, for whatever reason, a chance to connect with mental health professionals. I believe that virtual sessions are helping bridge the gap that so often hinders people from reaching for the help that they need and I am thankful to be a part of this.
“Since transitioning to become a therapist, I have held my former students close to my heart and have ensured my practice is welcoming to adolescents, parents with school-aged children, and clients who are educators themselves.”