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Paul Trahey Psychotherapy, LMHC

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Paul Trahey is a psychotherapist and pastoral counselor. His practice is grounded in genuine compassion, cultural humility, empowering curiosity, and evidence-based, solution-focused care. He will meet you where you are and accompany you in your journey to overcome obstacles, untie knots, achieve goals, and discover joy.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Religion and Spirituality
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I am ready to join you in finding the integration of structure and flexibility, humor and acceptance, past and present, the part and the whole.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I found myself to be the listening ear, moral compass, and advice dispensary in every circle of friends I joined. In college, I studied humanities and theology in pursuit of a deeper understanding of human nature. I briefly pursued a vocation in the priesthood but in time discerned that I was called to family life. I have flourished in mental health counseling ever since. I have worked in the community mental health setting, a grief counseling center, an inner-city high school’s counseling center, and as an in-home family therapist, roles which have afforded me a wealth of diversity and experience. Now, in addition to my private practice, I supervise a team of therapists at one of New York City’s oldest nonprofit agencies.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am ready to join you in finding the integration of structure and flexibility, humor and acceptance, past and present, the part and the whole. I will both challenge and support you. We will co-create your goals and move at the pace that feels right for you. I will hold your trust as sacred and hold myself both personally and professionally accountable to helping you achieve measurable results. I work especially well with clients experiencing difficulty adjusting to new life situations, those with grief and bereavement, those with spirituality and religious issues, and families of delinquent adolescents. I consider you the expert in your own life; my role is to walk beside you, empower you with hope, and facilitate the actualization of new ways of thinking, acting, and being.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I was raised never to judge before walking a mile in another’s shoes, to give love unconditionally, always to offer a helping hand, and to treat every person with absolute dignity and respect. To every therapy session, I bring my unconditional positive regard for my client, genuine care, determination to make a difference, and commitment never to phone it in.
“I consider you the expert in your own life; my role is to walk beside you, empower you with hope, and facilitate the actualization of new ways of thinking, acting, and being.”