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Paul Fitzgerald Psychotherapy, LCSW

Paul Fitzgerald is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist with experience treating clients from 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, confidential, supportive, and honest.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Sex and intimacy
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    <$80
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“As I worked to support my clients through the traumas of both circumstances that led to homelessness and the process of seeking housing, I realized that some of my greatest strengths were my ability to empathize sincerely, my curiosity in learning about others’ experiences, and my interest in gaining knowledge about the development and treatment of mental illness.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I started my career as a social worker, working in the nonprofit field as a case manager primarily for individuals experiencing homelessness. As I worked to support my clients through the traumas of both circumstances that led to homelessness and the process of seeking housing, I realized that some of my greatest strengths were my ability to empathize sincerely, my curiosity in learning about others’ experiences, and my interest in gaining knowledge about the development and treatment of mental illness. I then pursued further training and experience to begin practicing as a therapist. I have worked in both private clinics and community clinics with a diverse population of teenagers and adults and have experience treating depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, OCD, hoarding disorder, and ADHD.
What should someone know about working with you?
Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been in therapy for 20 years, the decision to start working with a new therapist can be scary. I will try to make the process of starting therapy one that feels as comfortable as possible. After a consultation session 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. We will work together to determine what progress looks like and create a plan for how we can best use our time together to support you, challenge you, and motivate you.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe the most important part of being a human is our ability to empathize and use any privilege or luck we have to try to improve the world in whatever big or small ways we can. I am lucky to have had therapists who made a significant positive impact in my life so far. Being a therapist is the way I can use the knowledge and skills I have to provide that same support for others.
“We will work together to determine what progress looks like and create a plan for how we can best use our time together to support you, challenge you, and motivate you.”
Interested in speaking with Paul?