Education & Certification
Fordham University (2007)
National Register Member Since
Carolyn Licht, PhD
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us”~ Emerson.
It is often our own insecurities that prevent us from achieving our optimal potential. I believe we all have an inherent capacity for change and growth. Within the collaborative therapeutic space, clients can begin their journey of self-discovery and emotional healing as they work to overcome personal obstacles. My practice is demographically diverse with treatment tailored to the uniqueness of the individual and sensitive to issues of culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation/identity, disability, religion/spirituality, socioeconomic status and presenting condition.
My specialties include individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, HCV, and other chronic medical illnesses, trauma, substance abuse, interpersonal/family conflict, career and life transitions, creative blocks, anxiety and mood disorders, loss and bereavement, stigma, struggles with identity and self-esteem, and work with identified populations (LGBTQ and performing artists).
In addition to my private practice, I work as a Staff Psychologist at the Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) Program in Brooklyn where I work in a grant funded position with LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24) of color infected, affected, or at risk for HIV. I also serve as a consultant at the Freedom Institute facilitating Dialectical Behavior Therapy “Skills in Action” groups to those struggling with substance use concerns.
I utilize an integrative strength-based therapeutic approach (i.e., mindfulness, CBT/DBT, relational, and harm reduction methods) that emphasizes the mind-body-spirit connection. I encourage the development of skills designed to increase self-awareness and to improve one’s ability to tolerate, embrace, and respond to experiences as they are in any given moment in a conscious manner rather than on automatic pilot mode. My therapeutic style has grown not only from my background working as a psychologist but also from my prior career as a professional ballet dancer, both of which taught me the importance of understanding and fostering the link between the physical and emotional aspects of the self and of creating balance by nurturing the “whole” self.
Areas of Expertise
- Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Depression and Other Mood Disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depression, bereavement)
- Substance Misuse (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, inhalants)
- Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
PHD; Psychologist; NY State License # 017934
Member: American Psychological Association; New York State Psychological Association; Eastern Psychological Association
Fee Information/Office Policy
Office Hours: By appointment only
Please make initial contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Does Not Accept Insurance
Health Care Plan Participation
Out-of-Network on all insurances. Will provide insurance forms for submission. Sliding scale rate offered on a case-by-case basis