Susan Pava, Marriage and Family Therapist in New York

Susan Pava, LMFT

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I am a compassionate, easy to connect with, Psychotherapist specializing in expected and unexpected Life Transitions.

With transitions come adjustment and sometimes this means acclimating to new roles and situations that may present challenges to our well-honed beliefs–how we see ourselves and others around us and how we experience both internal and external factors. When the narrative of our story changes abruptly and without warning things like anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mood disorders often present themselves.

Self-discovery is the personal process of understanding our core beliefs, recognizing their impact and then adapting some of the unhealthy ones in order to create a rich and meaningful life. We’ll spend time talking about your goals, the things that matter to you most. Then we’ll address those thoughts and behaviors that are getting in the way and replace them with healthier cognitions leading to more functional and constructive actions to reach those goals.

I practice Evidence Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, including Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition I practice Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) in couple's work.

All work with me is heart-centered and grounded in mindfulness.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Transitions
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eft

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$175.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
5
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist
001658
New York
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
DBT
Cutchins Programs
2017
Rational-Emotive -Behavioral Therapy
Albert Ellis Institute
2020
ACT
Psychwire
2021
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Iona College
MFT
2017