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Zelma Armstrong Psychotherapy, LCSW

Zelma Armstrong works effectively with teens and their families to help shape thoughts and feelings about life's situations. Zelma builds strong relationships so that sessions will be positive with verbal interactions between therapist and client.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Bipolar Disorder
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    <$80
  • 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
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Provider
Profile
“My core values were shaped by my mother who was a nurse, my father who was a businessman, and my family's participation in church.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Initially, I started my career as a registered music therapist. At age 50, I returned to school and earned a second degree in social work. I felt I would be able to help others clinically as a social worker.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process includes learning about the client, their history, and their relationships with family members. I also discuss their history of mental illness, past treatment, medical issues, present living arrangements, and drug and alcohol use.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I attend several webinars from the Sweet Institute on various topics.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core values were shaped by my mother who was a nurse, my father who was a businessman, and my family's participation in church. I learned to accept those who are different from me.
Do you feel that your future is mapped out for you according to your family's path?
No, you have control of your destiny if you do the work.
“I learned to accept those who are different from me.”
Interested in speaking with Zelma?