Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Loss and grief
LGBTQIA Issues (with a focus on Bisexuality)
Adult Autism spectrum disorder (with a focus on social skills)
Dr. Konata Stallings is a Clinical Psychologist in Kew Gardens, NY who specializes in working with adults who are coping with anxiety, trauma and depression, especially those struggling with grief and loss. He enjoys working with individuals who may be struggling with mourning as well as coping with more abstract losses. He also enjoys working with members of the LGBTQIA community (especially those who identify as bisexual) as well as folks on the autistic spectrum. He has experience helping higher-functioning adults with Autism improve their social skills by helping them become more effective communicators. Dr. Stallings also enjoys working with creative individuals and performers such as actors, artists, and dancers.
Dr. Stallings utilizes an eclectic and integrative treatment approach that includes a number of modalities, including Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), particularly trauma-informed CBT. While Dr. Stallings works with his clients to explore how experiences earlier in life have impacted them as adults, he also helps them develop coping strategies to help them manage their symptoms and improve their level of functioning. His sessions are client-centered focusing on improving upon their current functioning.
Dr. Stallings really enjoys digging deep with his clients to help them better understand themselves and how they view the world. He offers a safe space where he welcomes all individuals. Outside of his private practice, Dr. Stallings is a Clinical Psychologist at The Floating Hospital. He looks forward to meeting you at his office that is conveniently located near the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens subway station.
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
LGBTQIA topics (with a specialty in bisexuality) – Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Adult Autism (with a focus on social skills for higher functioning individuals) – Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
Career counseling – Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Dr. Stallings is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $200
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $150 - $250 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Stallings can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“Whatever has brought you here, it is my hope that psychotherapy will be an enriching experience in your life, whether this is your first time in treatment or not. Despite your current frustrations, you are taking a positive step towards self care and exploration. It would be an honor for you to allow me to see if I can help offer support and collaborative guidance.”
Treatment approachesDialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (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)
Gestalt TherapyIn gestalt therapy, self-awareness is key to personal growth and developing full potential. The approach recognizes that sometimes this self-awareness can become blocked by negative thought patterns and behavior that can leave people feeling dissatisfied and unhappy. (learn more)
Holistic TherapyHolistic therapy views the mind, body, and spirit as interdependent components of the whole-person. With the help of a holistic therapist, clients develop increased awareness and acceptance of the whole self, promoting balance and well-being. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support.
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.
Education and work experience
The Floating Hospital, Clinical Psychologist, 2016 - Present
United Service Dog, Clinical Psychologist/ Remote Tele-therapist, 2018 - Present
Mt. Sinai Hospital: Psychiatric Recovery Center, Psychology Fellow, 2015 - 2016
Nassau University Medical Center, Psychology Intern, 2014 - 2015
Bellevue Hospital Center, Psychology Extern, 2013 - 2014
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Psychology Extern, 2012 - 2013
Long Island University Psychological Services Center, Graduate Student Therapist, 2011 - 2012
National September 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Consulting Intern, 2011 - 2014
Elmhurst Hospital, Activity Therapist, 2008 - 2011
Long Island University, MS, PsyD, 2010 - 2015
Iona College, BA, MA, 2001 - 2007