Claudia Giolitti, LMFT

Claudia Giolitti

Licensed Psychotherapist, LMFT

Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments


 
 

Clientele

Young women (18+)
Adults
Couples

Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue: 9:30am-7:00pm
Wed: 9:30am-7:00pm
Thu: 9:30am-7:00pm
Fri: 9:30am-7:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual abuse
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Claudia Giolitti is a Licensed Psychotherapist in New York, NY specializing in helping young women who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual abuse, life transitions, academic/work stress, or trauma. She has particular expertise in helping clients to reinvent themselves by examining their past and present experiences, and creating a "step by step" plan, in a safe and compassionate environment that also holds space for the discussion of different types of social oppression. 

Claudia pulls from various treatment approaches to help her clients achieve their goals. She combines a Psychodynamic approach with Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindfulness. In addition to these evidence-based modalities, she values incorporating psychoeducation to help clients better understand the symptoms and difficulties they are experiencing in the present.

Claudia works with young women, and couples. Also, she leads a group for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse that meets weekly. She creates compassionate, warm environment to work collaboratively with her clients in understanding the real reason behind their symptoms, and to achieve the healing they are striving for!


Specialties

Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

General expertise

Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
LGBTQ and sexuality topics – Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges


Insurances

Claudia is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Ongoing sessions: $175/session (50min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's note: Claudia can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Message to clients

"I work with compassion to help you reinvent yourself by examining your most challenging past and present experiences in a safe, and accepting environment that also holds space for the discussion of different types of social oppression. I am open minded, caring, honest, and empathic.

My approach blends deep analysis with 'hands on' techniques that focus more on the here and now. In other words, I will help you understand how old wounds are still affecting your life in the present while at the same time teach you some tools that you can practice now while we continue working on your self-discovery process. 

I've noticed that when my clients are able to combine these two different approaches effectively, it really speeds up their healing, and I don’t believe in therapy that takes forever. I would be honored to work with you to help you achieve your goals, uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating!"


Treatment approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Puerto Rican Family Institute, Clinical Supervisor & Psychotherapist
Upper Manhattan Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervisor & Psychotherapist

Golden Gate University, MA in Psychology with Marriage & Family Therapy Concentration, 2013
Universidad Central de Venezuela, BS in Clinical Psychology, 2011


Languages

English
Spanish