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Veronica Vasquez Psychotherapy, LCSW

Veronica Vasquez has been in the social work field for more than 10 years, working with clients of different backgrounds. Her goal is to help clients solve the current challenge blocking them from living the lives they want to live. Depending on the client's goals, she incorporates different styles (e.g., CBT, MI, Rogerian). Her approach is present and future-focused.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
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
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“Progress does not need to involve a total and immediate change, but I do believe that the client should feel they are making some adjustments in their life toward the positive.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Since I was a preteen, I knew that I enjoyed talking to people, hearing their life stories, and helping them solve problems. Although I was young, I had a natural maturity and even people older than me looked forward to speaking with me and hearing my take on things. When I arrived at college, I had to decide what path to take to pursue what I felt was my calling. A professor recommended that I look into social work and that’s what I did. This is how I ended up in the social work field.
What should someone know about working with you?
Intakes are about an hour. This is the time for me to get a sense of what brought you to therapy in the first place, what challenges you are facing, and what improvement looks like for you. Progress does not need to involve a total and immediate change, but I do believe that the client should feel they are making some adjustments in their life toward the positive. Although I have worked with clients between the ages of 5-90, I feel more comfortable with adolescents, adults, and older adults. Since I am fluent in Spanish, I also enjoy working with clients who are Spanish-speaking. I work with clients of different ethnic backgrounds and I like learning and experiencing my client’s culture through their lens.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Every year, I take at least two full-day courses in different areas of clinical interest. I recently took two courses at the Beck Institute. One course focused on CBT for clients struggling with anxiety and the other course focused on CBT for clients dealing with depression. I am interested in taking more CBT courses because I feel the practicality of it works for people who cannot spend or do not want to spend years doing a psychoanalysis style of therapy. It’s good for those who prefer a more direct approach and shorter term. I have heard of drama and interpersonal therapy and would like to learn more about these down the road. Clinical discussions with other clinicians also help my practice by giving me a chance to exchange ideas, strategies, and resources when feeling stuck on how to best support the client.
“I work with clients of different ethnic backgrounds and I like learning and experiencing my client’s culture through their lens.”
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