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Paul Fitzgerald Psychotherapy, LCSW

Not Taking New Clients

Paul Fitzgerald is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist who welcomes clients with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment approach. Instead, you should expect a collaboration between client and therapist where you can progress toward your goals in an environment that is safe, honest, and supportive.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Sex and intimacy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • AllSavers UHC
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain
  • Nippon
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • Allied Benefit Systems
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“Choosing to start working with a new therapist can be intimidating, whether it’s your first time or you’ve been in therapy forever. I respect this and try to make the process of starting therapy one that feels as comfortable as possible from the start.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always loved to listen to people. I started my career as a social worker, but shifted gears to focus on psychotherapy. Before starting my practice I’ve worked in both private and community clinics where I learned to work with a wide variety of issues and diagnoses. As I worked with a diverse population of adults, adolescents, couples and families, I learned my best strength is my ability to empathize sincerely and my curiosity in learning about others’ experiences. I have experience treating depression, PTSD/CPTSD, anxiety, phobias, OCD, hoarding disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and ADHD. I love learning about new ways to build my skills as a therapist through continuing education and research.
What should someone know about working with you?
Choosing to start working with a new therapist can be intimidating, whether it’s your first time or you’ve been in therapy forever. I respect this and try to make the process of starting therapy one that feels as comfortable as possible from the start. After a complementary consultation in order to make sure we both feel comfortable working with each other, we’ll determine what goals you have for therapy in terms of the changes you would like to see in your life and/or yourself. My background is primarily in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices, but I value tailoring treatment to each individual and therefore pull from many different therapeutic approaches. We will work together to determine what progress looks like and create a plan for how I can best use our time together to support you, challenge you, and motivate you.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
For me, therapy is personal because I’ve been on the other side of the couch and experienced what a profound impact a good therapist can make. I’m lucky to have worked with clinicians who allowed me to make significant positive changes in my thinking and progress towards my personal goals. My hope as a therapist is to work sincerely to use the knowledge and skills I’ve gained to provide that same support for my clients. I believe the most important part of being a human is our ability to empathize with others, and therapy should be a space where we can tell our story and truly feel heard. I see individual growth and healing as the first steps towards making larger changes in improving the world.
“I believe the most important part of being a human is our ability to empathize with others, and therapy should be a space where we can tell our story and truly feel heard. I see individual growth and healing as the first steps towards making larger changes in improving the world.”