Lydia Vazquez, LCSW
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Lydia Vazquez

Psychotherapy, LCSW

Lydia Vazquez is a New Yorker who appreciates the diverse landscape she was brought up in. Her personal experience has helped broaden her professional work as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Lydia is not only an expert coffee maker but also wants to help in the areas of depression, trauma, anxiety, relationships, career, and other stressors.
Specialties
Life Transitions
Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
LGBTQIA+
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Locations
Finances
$ $ $ $ $
$140-200
UnitedHealthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Cigna
Aetna
Oscar
UHC Student Resources
Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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New York
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“My openness, warmth, and humor are a means to keep it real in guiding your journey!”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have had the opportunity to work in various clinical settings that shaped my experience, including trauma-informed systems such as hospitals, mental health clinics, a substance abuse helpline, and an LGBTQ nonprofit. I don’t call my work a job; I call it my devotion. I continue to expand clinically and regard my approach as eclectic, appreciating several modalities such as psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused as a means to expand on one's goals and wellness. I am certified in forensic interviewing by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. I am also certified in divorce mediation by the Ackerman Institute. I want to make sure your progress and growth is an agenda item. My openness, warmth, and humor are a means to keep it real in guiding your journey!
What should someone know about working with you?
As a therapist, a foundational social work skill is meeting people where they are, which is essentially the foundation of empathy. In the initial session or intake, my biggest goal is to understand your motivation for therapy...NOW. I want to get to know you and share just a bit about what approach I appreciate in therapy. I want to answer ALL questions you have. Progress in therapy means checking in, even if it’s not always a straight line that goes up. Sometimes, it’s like a mountain that goes up with jagged edges here and there. Therapy is not always comfortable but I want to make sure to hold capacity and space for those hard moments.
“Therapy is not always comfortable but I want to make sure to hold capacity and space for those hard moments.”
Interested in speaking with Lydia?