Patricia DeJesus, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York

Patricia DeJesus, LCSW-R

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that is pursuing my Doctorate Degree in Social Work from Capella University. My expected graduation date is 2022. I obtained my Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and my Bachelor of Social Work from Wichita State University. I have over twenty-five years of clinical experience. I have worked for Office for Children & Family Services, various Child Welfare Agencies, Behavioral Health, and Voluntary agencies. I have provided direct oversight of the clinical department at each job. I am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In addition, I have received training in Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Second Chance Counseling Services licensed professionals specialize in Christian Counseling, TF-CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Creative Arts, EMDR, & More. We service children, adolescents, & adults using a strengths-based approach. The practice treats ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar, grief, PTSD, personality & eating disorders, trauma, and more. Our process is to partner with our patients, empower, encourage, build skill sets, develop coping skills, and learn grounding techniques & resilience to overcome the past and present.

Second Chance Counseling Services also write sexually harmful behavior assessments, diagnostic evaluations, and fire safety risk assessment tools for youth (FRAT-Y). PHQ-9 and GAD-7 are used to assess levels of anxiety and depression. Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSR-S) is used to assess for suicidal ideation and lethal means.

Second Chance Counseling Services is experienced in working with juvenile offenders, adolescents in residential settings, victims of all crimes, and building resiliency to bounce back. We utilize various assessments, including Pediatric Symptom Checklist, Child Adolescent Trauma Screen, Scared Brief Assessment, and Mood & Feeling Questionnaire, to name a few.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hoarding
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • American Indian Or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Military Families
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Out Of Network
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New York
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Fordham University