Gigi Lipman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York

Gigi Lipman, LCSW

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At Beyond Empathy our mission is to provide you with a comfortable and safe space to heal and to thrive.

Gigi Lipman LCSW- practice owner and clinical supervisor with over 25 years of experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma and adjustment disorders.

Hailey Dawson LMSW-
I am passionate about therapy being a healing space for all and I strive to provide eclectic therapy rooted in an anti-oppressive lens. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families as well as knowledge of the child welfare arena. As a queer person myself, I know how important it is to be around a knowledgeable, empathetic, and non-judgmental health care professional. I use a humanistic and relational approach which emphasizes the importance of relationships and their influence on an individual’s well-being. I will use mindfulness, relational therapy, and attuned listening to help you achieve your goals, among other techniques. In our work together you will be seen, heard, and supported. We will work together to uncover past traumas and current stressors to find a path forward that better suits your goals.

Shannon Foreshee LMSW-
My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where you can openly express your thoughts and feelings. Together we can foster reflection, discovery, and positive change.   I believe that through supportive and collaborative interactions, we can work to explore negative thoughts and emotions, and begin to identify self-limiting beliefs and behaviors through self-discovery and self-awareness. As you gain new insights and a greater understanding of yourself, you can start to understand your patterns of thinking and behavior, and work towards more positive coping skills and overall optimal well-being.

Alisa Cousin LMSW-
 Life on life’s terms is not an easy journey. Life often present obstacles that impact an individual’s perception and beliefs they hold about themselves affecting their behaviors, often leading to feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, traumatized, hopeless, overwhelmed, and feeling alone.
I am here to tell you help is only a phone call away. In the words of Paul Boynton “There are times in our lives when we can use a little help, and other times when we are given the chance to be that help for someone”. 
I find a sense of fulfillment in connecting with people. I believe each person is unique. Each individual is the expert on their life and they hold the power to change.
As a Licensed therapist, it is truly an honor to put myself in the clients’ shoes in a non-judgmental open, honest trusting safe environment to help client help themselves and navigate life’s challenges as they heal one day at a time.
In closing, I believe Paul Boynton said it best “ It really doesn’t matter where you are right now. What matters is that you remember we are stronger together, and taking a hand is just as important as offering one”. 
Look forward to meeting you!

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Anthem
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Medicare
,
Optum
,
Out Of Network
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
25
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
070644
New York
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
NYU School of Social Work
MSW
1997