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Samiyrah Bennett Psychotherapy, LCSW

Samiyrah Bennett is an expert in helping you get out of your head and into your life. She creates accessibility, partnership, and space to meet your needs while helping you transform your circumstances. Trained in EMDR, CBT, and mindfulness, she works to improve mood, decrease anxiety, and reduce self-sabotaging behaviors while boosting self-esteem and setting boundaries.

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • 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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Provider
Profile
“My clinical approaches and skills work well with professional women looking to get out of their heads and into their lives by using intentional living strategies.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As a licensed clinician with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I am dedicated to putting people first and helping my clients understand the correlation among their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I have extensive experience working with SMI (serious mental illness) and in community mental health through case management, inpatient psychiatry, psychiatric emergency room settings, clinical practice, and supervisory roles in multiple therapeutic settings. I currently provide a solution-focused approach and guide my clients through mindfulness techniques, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive therapies, and intentional living strategies. All methods are used to target anxiety, depression, emotional stressors, and life transitions.
What should someone know about working with you?
My clinical approaches and skills work well with professional women looking to get out of their heads and into their lives by using intentional living strategies. Working with me allows you to take a collaborative approach, as I help my clients turn what they identify as problems into challenges. Progress is measured by the ability to follow through with homework, achievement of established goals, and improvement of symptom presentation. Homework is provided to allow you the opportunity to continue to work on yourself and what we reviewed in sessions. We can meet an hour a week for the rest of your life but if you’re not willing to do the additional work outside of session, things will remain stagnant. My mission when working with clients is to always strive for progression and for you to be autonomous by creating a wellness toolbox that helps you live fully.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
In order to ensure that I’m providing the most up-to-date, relevant, and effective therapies, I am adamant about learning tools and techniques to enhance my skills. Continuing education is not only mandatory in my field to maintain my license, but it is also vital to ensuring that I am the most competent therapist I can be. By being both competent and confident in the methods I utilize, my clients can receive transformative therapeutic experiences that change the trajectory of their lives.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
With extensive experience in the mental health field, I have really observed the progress of breaking the stigma and normalizing discussions that surround mental health. I especially love how accessible mental health services are becoming compared to over a decade ago when I first started in the field. This is really seen in the telehealth services that have been introduced. Research suggests that participating in virtual therapy increases compliance for clients and provides flexibility that supports work-life balance. This is quite exciting, as it gives clients enhanced opportunities to prioritize their wellness.
“My mission when working with clients is to always strive for progression and for you to be autonomous by creating a wellness toolbox that helps you live fully.”
Interested in speaking with Samiyrah?