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Mikaela Center, LCSW

Mikaela Center, LCSW


Licensed in NY #093750
Insurances Accepted: UMR for Mount Sinai, Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
I truly value the therapeutic space and strive for you to feel welcomed and comforted within each session.

My Therapy Style

Therapy is something not everyone knows they need nor do they always think they want it, but let me tell you. It is something that will help you to navigate those difficult days and improve your ability to navigate life in a healthier way. What is holding you back from following through and targeting your own needs? Let me help you to understand what drives you, what holds you back and what it is you are longing for. Let’s make deeper connections to understand your worries, your barriers, and your strengths.

I have been working as a mental health therapist for more than 5 years, treating adults through bouts of depression, anxiety, trauma, transitions, divorces, times of grief and uncertainty. I truly value the therapeutic space and strive for you to feel welcomed and comforted within each session.

Therapy is not always comfortable, but my goal is to always help you to understand how you can better manage those moments of distress as we work toward improving your quality of life and engaging your mind to better navigate stressful situations. Let’s work together to find some balance for you, to nurture your mind and help to explore your full potential, one day at a time.

Education & Training

BA - Psychology, Siena College

MSW - Social Work, State University of New York Albany

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I truly enjoy working with others to explore their minds, improve their quality of life and work toward their fullest potential. Empathy drives me and my hope is that my space can help others to heal.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family, pets, and friends, and I enjoy being near the water and taking time to refill my cup.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I ensure I take my vitamins, take 15 minutes for myself each morning and practice some type of exercise whether that be a walk, yoga or a workout.

How do you recharge?

Yoga, meditation, time with my family or time by myself.

Do you have any pets?

Bella the bloodhound and Louie the Siamese cat :)