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Tremaine Sayles Psychotherapy, LCSW

Tremaine Sayles is a licensed psychotherapist who works with adults and adolescents suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction issues. His work focuses on empowering people to change their behaviors, emotions, and thoughts by helping reframe how they see themselves and the world. The only constant is change, but you do not have to make the change alone.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“My intake process begins with me earning the trust of those with whom I am working; this starts by us having a cordial conversation, getting to know each other, and developing a clear, measurable understanding of the presenting problem.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
One of my areas of focus is trauma. I am a retired, 26-year veteran of the US Army and I have also worked with first responders in multiple settings. Being able to see people at their best but also under extreme conditions has allowed me the opportunity to understand the breadth and depth of both human suffering and human triumph. These experiences and others give me a unique skill set for helping people in their times of need.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process begins with me earning the trust of those with whom I am working; this starts by us having a cordial conversation, getting to know each other, and developing a clear, measurable understanding of the presenting problem. I assign homework to my clients and we work together toward completing the homework and/or developing an understanding of what is getting in the way of reaching their goals. I enjoy working with anyone and everyone hoping to find their happiness.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Clients often ask me whether they have a particular diagnosis and I generally offer them the same answer: I am clinically licensed to diagnose mental health disorders, so I can provide a diagnosis if they would like. However, I do not feel that a diagnosis is what is most important; we are all more than a diagnosis. When someone comes to me for assistance, it is not because they have a diagnosis; it is because they lost a loved one and are grieving, they experienced a trauma, or they are struggling with marriage or family. I see everyone as a unique and special person, someone who is simply experiencing challenges in life. What makes me unique is that I begin, process through, and end my practice by helping people reach their potential, overcome their obstacles, and understand the totality of who they are and what they offer to the world, which is so much more than a diagnosis.
“What makes me unique is that I begin, process through, and end my practice by helping people reach their potential, overcome their obstacles, and understand the totality of who they are and what they offer to the world, which is so much more than a diagnosis.”
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