Hello! My name is Joanna Kaminski, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based out of New York City. I’ve been in practice for 12 years, and am a Mercy College alumni. I have also been certified by The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Disappointment, failure, loss, frustration, anger and sadness are unavoidable aspects of human existence. The past cannot be rewritten. But the way in which we choose to come to terms with the past - as either members of a familial unit, a couple, or an individual - will go a long way towards determining our happiness in the present. I bring a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental approach to my work that arises out of my deeply held conviction that the most important determinant of therapeutic success will be the therapeutic alliance between patient and therapist.
I specialize in helping people dealing with relationship issues, life transitions, and marital and premarital troubles. I am also trained to help teens, adults, and elders (65+) with anxiety, coping skills, depression, self esteem, spirituality, substance abuse, and trauma and PTSD. I am bilingual, and can conduct therapy sessions in both English and Polish.
My approach begins with a focus on the strengths of the couple, family, or individual. I draw on my understanding of various therapeutic techniques and employ different therapeutic models. These modalities include Structural Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy (EFT).
One of the most important things I do in my life is to spend time with individuals who are seeking meaning and wholeness in life. You expect a warm and compassionate therapeutic experience when working with me. Please feel free to reach out to explore how we can work together. I currently offer both in-person and virtual therapy sessions.
If you are interested in working together please email me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit. Costs for each therapy session are on a sliding scale ranging from $175 - $250.
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We handle your mental health insurance electronically and file your claims for free. We also track the status of your claims and ensure they are processed correctly so you don’t have to worry about paperwork or making frustrating phone calls.
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