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Berena Wasserstein, LCAT

Psychotherapist

New York, NY

About Berena Wasserstein

*After booking an appointment, please expect a phone call directly from Berena. This is an opportunity to hear from her in person. My hope is that all of my clients will begin to approach both themselves and their world with more gentleness. Are you someone who presents like you are "all together" but you don't feel that way? Is there a pattern within your personal or professional relationships that keeps on repeating and that you are ready to explore? I have over fourteen years of experience and have treated child, adolescent and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety and learning differences. With two degrees in mental health, Art Therapy and Social Work, my practice is unique in that I can offer both traditional talk therapy and tailored art therapy technique to help someone achieve their goals. All of my interventions are catered to the person I am working with. I have extensive experience working with individuals (of all ages) with histories of trauma. Every moment we have a chance to begin again. It would be an honor to help you to find peace in more of your moments. If you are looking for therapist where you will find kindness, professionalism, understanding and active banter, I encourage you to call! I have openings at both office locations.

In-network insurances

  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health

Specialties

  • Psychotherapist

Practice names

Education and training

  • City University of New York, Hunter College, Master's in Social Work
  • Pratt Institute, Master's in Art Therapy and Creativity Development

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1285985812

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
I was stuck professionally and personally when I reached out to Berena. I met with her for a few months untilI started working again. I felt that it was very productive. She listened to me, pointed me to outside resources that helped, gave me tools to use in my own life. This was my first time in therapy and it was a good experience.
I was stuck professionally and personally when I reached out to Berena. I met with her for a few months until I started working again. I felt that it was veryproductive. She listened to me, pointed me to outside resources that helped, gave me tools to use in my own life. This was my first time in therapy and it was a good experience.
OD · Less than 1 month ago
Berena Wasserstein made me feel comfortable and well listened to. I didn’t feel judged. I have been talking with her eachweek for a few weeks now. In our sessions, I’ve learned tools that I can apply outside. This has led me to feel more confident and have been able to address stress in a better way. I highly recommend her!
Berena Wasserstein made me feel comfortable and well listened to. I didn’t feel judged. I have been talking with her each week for a few weeks now. In our sessions, I’velearned tools that I can apply outside. This has led me to feel more confident and have been able to address stress in a better way. I highly recommend her!
AB · Less than 1 month ago

Berena Wasserstein's office locations

Berena Dyan Wasserstein LCAT, ATR-BC, MSW

244 5th Ave

New York, NY 10001

Berena Dyan Wasserstein LCAT, ATR-BC, MSW

439 9th St

Brooklyn, NY 11215

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I was stuck professionally and personally when I reached out to Berena. I met with her for a few months until I started working again. I felt that it was very productive. She listened to me, pointed me to outside resources that helped, gave me tools to use in my own life. This was my first time in therapy and it was a good experience.

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Berena Wasserstein made me feel comfortable and well listened to. I didn’t feel judged. I have been talking with her each week for a few weeks now. In our sessions, I’ve learned tools that I can apply outside. This has led me to feel more confident and have been able to address stress in a better way. I highly recommend her!

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Berena is a very sincere and thoughtful therapist. She takes an individualized, creative approach that is highly effective. I appreciate her empathy and professionalism.

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Our daughter has been seeing Berena for a few months, and so far, it's been working out really well. We are relieved that our daughter actually wants to go to her sessions, which has been a battle with a previous therapist. Her resistance was largely due to her ADHD making it hard to sit through a session talking and her depression affecting her lack of motivation and confidence in change. But this therapy is based on doing art together, and it's a great motivator for our daughter. She actually enjoys the sessions! And she doesn't find them boring, nor is she complaining about too much talking, which is smoothly integrated with the process of creating something. Berena is warm, approachable, insightful, intuitive, and committed. She has been a calming force during our daughter's crisis and my own distress. When I consult her with a particular issue, she invariably gives me a perspective I had not considered before (without ever making me feel ignorant or guilty). It helps me tremendously to get out of my own one-track thinking and approach to my daughter, understand her better, and be more helpful from my end. Berena also seems genuinely concerned and involved in our daughter's well being, taking an active interest. She has been very flexible with accommodating our needs and returns phone calls promptly, even while she's in transit. Also, having two offices helps a great deal with scheduling. We are very grateful to have found her and would highly recommend her.

Less than 6 months ago
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Berena is patient and kind and always on time. I have enjoyed our sessions and recommend her to anyone looking for a professional who will make you feel safe and respected. She listens and takes our sessions in whatever direction they need to go. She and the work we have done together have impacted my life tremendously; I can't say enough to explain how great she is!

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Berena is an outstanding therapist. She is extremely empathetic, warm and an amazing listener. Her insight and creative interventions has helped me get to the root of my conflicts that I have been struggling with. She truly rises above other therapists that only offer talk therapy. I felt like a weight had lifted off of me upon my first meeting with her. I would recommend her to anyone.

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